Rackspace Software Developer - iOS Mobile in Austin, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Do you like bending APIs to your will? Is wrestling UIViewControllers and tackling Delegate methods your idea of a fun evening? First (or only) of your friends with an Xcode tattoo? If so, this job is for you.

Rackspace is looking for a lead iOS developer for the Rackspace Mobile app for iOS. You'll need to blend creativity and delight into our Mobile experience, while balancing best practices from Apple and the industry into everything you do.

Lead iOS Developer Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary development of Rackspace Mobile for iOS. An army, unto thyself.

  • Review and approve the design and development of the Mobile app, incorporating feedback from Product Management, User Experience, Architecture, and Quality Engineering.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on mobile design practices, from experience to stability and performance. Mobile is different, and you need to know why and be able to drive a viewpoint.

  • Develop and maintain test frameworks and interactive testing, including working with beta testers.

  • Instrument with analytics to understand and communicate usage and adoption models of the app.

  • Vanquish bugs as soon as they rise, with extreme prejudice.


Lead iOS Developer Skills:

  • Proficient with Objective-C, Swift, and Javascript/HTML. Should be able to deliver not only solid frameworks, but also innovative front-end design.

  • Experience delivering commercial iOS applications, with macOS experience a plus. Be prepared to present and discuss your portfolio of applications and projects.

  • Experience with client side and server side implementations/configuration/behaviors of Push Notifications.

  • Expert in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, working with both stock and custom controls (homegrown and external libraries/dependencies). Most development is native, but experience with web views and controls, including working magic with HTTP requests, is required.

  • Able to work hand-in-hand with User Experience and Design teams, while also delivering creative viewpoints and solutions of your own. Demonstrated experience with wireframing and prototyping tools a plus.

  • Expert knowledge of best practices for testing, instrumenting, delivering, and triaging mobile application releases to the Apple App Store.

  • Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills. Expert ability to work independently and manage your own time.

  • Expert knowledge of design techniques and principles involved in production of drawings and models.

Lead iOS Developer Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technology-related field required

  • 6+ years related experience required.

Req # 39296

Category Software Development