Senior iOS Engineer – Product

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Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 6 million recipes have been created by people in more than 70 countries. How we got started.Cookpad is dedicated to shaping the future of home cooking and food as a pillar for a sustainable future. Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. We believe we can build a better world through encouraging even more people to cook. Everyday, home cooking has a profound impact on ourselves and the world around us: it makes us healthier and connects us with our friends and family. Through solving the problems related to everyday cooking, we help people live happier and healthier lives in an environment that is more sustainable. That’s how we want to impact the world.Take a look at our website to learn more and our Medium blog to see what it is like to work at Cookpad. You can also find our engineering blog at to read about some of the interesting engineering challenges we work on.Cookpad is one of Japan’s best known tech companies, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was already highly successful before launching globally in 2013. With strong backing we have spent the last few years building the global platform and we are now in our commercialisation phase of the business.As a Cookpad Engineer, you will join a very high performing global team to help deliver our product to end users throughout the world.Requirements
What will your typical week look like?

  • Collaborating with the PM and other engineers to ideate on new features and experiments.
  • Integrating your team’s ideas into the iOS app to provide a seamless and valuable experience to the user.
  • Take your turn to manage the weekly release using our automated tooling.
  • Helping your team to make the right trade-offs while being pragmatic and building for the long term.
  • Participate actively in our Special Interest groups (iOS, APIs, Accessibility) sharing and defining best practices.
  • Reviewing Pull Requests, sharing knowledge and learning from other developers.
  • Collaborating with team members from other disciplines such as Android, Web, SRE, Search, Data Analysts, QA, Machine Learning, Community Managers, and even Stakeholders on a relevant feature.
  • Participating in user interview sessions to learn about how your features are used in the wild.
  • Discussing implementation details to solve problems asynchronously via Slack, Github, and synchronously in person or via Zoom if necessary.
  • Providing honest and constructive feedback to each other, be it’s technical or non-technical.

Is this role for you?

This role will be based on site in Bristol (we provide relocation and visa sponsorship). We are currently working in a hybrid model, at the moment this entails being in the office one day per week of your choosing if you are Bristol based.You will be responsible for user-facing product development of the iOS project and you should be an advocate for technical excellence building native apps within the Apple ecosystem.Our team of international engineers, collaborate, experiment and put forward innovative ideas. We want talented iOS engineers who we can learn from, who demonstrate great insight and really understand core issues, and who can develop innovative solutions that move our team forward.An ideal candidate should have:

  • Extensive experience working with Apple platforms and developer tools.
  • Proficiency with the iOS tech stack, particularly using Swift, UIKit and Foundation.
  • Great debugging skills with the desire to understand a problem, learn from it and work towards a solution for the root cause.
  • Experience with all phases of the development lifecycle, including planning, design, implementation, distribution and support.
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Experience working on internationalised projects or eagerness to learn.
  • Strong communication skills both in meetings, on Slack, via tickets, design documents and pull requests.
  • A desire to write clean, maintainable and well documented code with meaningful tests.
  • Experience building adaptive and accessible user interfaces.
  • A strong understanding of building products for the App Store, knowing the do’s and don’ts (or where to look if you don’t know) and being able to share this with your team.
  • Familiarity with Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and App Store Review Guidelines.

The above description of the role is not finite, please apply even if you don’t think you fit all the requirements. We are looking for people who show promise, are eager to learn and connect with our mission.
Why join Cookpad?

People join Cookpad to be part of something bigger – to make a difference.Cookpad teams are geographically dispersed with a common purpose and we are proud that the team in our Bristol office comprises over 30 different nationalities.Valuing our team means we offer competitive salaries and benefits you’d expect from a company wanting great people, including generous employer pension contributions and cycle to work schemes. We also offer peace of mind with group income protection, life assurance and private medical insurance.We also do a few things you might not expect. We keep the team healthy with fresh produce from local suppliers and delicious edible gifts from visiting team members. We have a fully stocked large kitchen space where our team comes together to cook and share everyday cooking ideas.Finally the physical space we’ve created at our global offices in Bristol is an amazing, innovative work environment that reflects what we value, who we are and what we do.What happens next?We’re building a global company with a global team that’s full of world-class talent. Our hiring process is designed to let your talent shine and for us to get to know each other so we know we’re the right fit.Our engineering interview process consists of the following stages

  1. Chat with someone from our HR Team to help us get to know you better.
  2. Take-home technical test. This is designed to understand how you think and is based on the kinds of tasks you might work on day to day at Cookpad. (No algorithms on whiteboards here!)
  3. Face to face technical interview with developers from the same engineering discipline as you, this generally involves pairing on a small task, discussing a problem and collaborating on a solution, or discussing your take home technical test in more depth.
  4. Interview with the Product Manager and Lead Engineer on the team you are applying for.
  5. Interview with the Managing Director and/or Head of Engineering.

We aim to run through these stages quickly and typically you can expect a timeframe of between 2 and 3 weeks to complete the process.Please apply using the link below. As well as your CV, we’d like to hear why you’re interested in the role and how your skills and experience will help you contribute to the team.We will let you know if we’d like to talk with you and interviews can be via video link.Equal OpportunityThe Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.Your PrivacyWhen applying for a job with Cookpad, we will collect personal data about you. We use that personal data for recruitment and hiring related activities, including analysis of those activities. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of the General EU Data Protection Regulation and UK GDPR as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.You can read more about how we use your personal data in our privacy policy, as well as your data protection rights. If you are an applicant from Europe, you can read our privacy policy here. If you are an applicant from a country other than Europe, you can read our privacy policy here.
Job Summary

  • ID: 929A7BA8F1
  • Department: Engineering
  • Type: full time
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: England

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