On-demand access to English tutors over video chat.

Staff Software Engineer, iOS

San Francisco, CA
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

About Cambly: Our mission is to bring high quality English education to every English learner in the world at the touch of a button. Think of us as the Airbnb that matches English students with English tutors and come help us build the world’s largest English learning marketplace and school.

We're currently looking for a talented, community-building Staff iOS Engineer who:

  • aspires to deliver a world-class consumer-facing experience
  • has domain expertise in iOS development,including Objective-C and/or Swift
  • enjoys helping others be great
  • shares our passion for having an impact in the personal and professional lives of others.

If this sounds like you, here’s what you’ll do: In this role, you'll lead fast-moving initiatives in our mobile apps, used by millions of tutors and students worldwide. You’ll shape the design and development of all mission-critical, high visibility projects in our Swift-based native iOS app. Important to note, our iOS app is the highest conversion platform for new users, so your team’s work on improving the experience has a huge impact on the business. You'll be responsible for making sure our new users feel the magic when we instantly connect them with a native English speaker for the first time. You'll also be responsible for building the iOS infrastructure that will enable our growing team to build and ship iOS features quickly.

Things we're looking for:

  • A product-minded approach to engineering. You’re excited about working directly with our students, tutors, and our international team to make sure students have an amazing experience.
  • 8+ years highly applicable experience building and shipping consumer-facing iOS software
  • Experienced owner of large scale app(s) released on iTunes App Store
  • Expertise with the latest best practices and libraries used in modern iOS development, so much so that people seek you out for this knowledge
  • Deep understanding and proficiency in iOS design patterns
  • Proficient in Swift and UIKit. Knowledge of SwiftUI is advantageous
  • Knowledge of reactive programming using RxSwift or Combine
  • A global perspective and creative mindset. You should be excited about building an app in 10+ languages that integrates with the social networks and payment methods used by our students.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • It would also be great if you had continuous integration experience with mobile apps and consumer marketplace industry experience.

Life at Cambly includes…

  • Excellent work environment and culture focused on healthy growth, learning together, enjoying the work we do, and having a meaningful impact
  • A plenitude of technical challenges and room for professional growth and expansion
  • A hybrid work environment giving us the best of both in-office and WFH. M, T, & Th are work from the office, W and Fr are work from home
  • Delicious catered lunches in our in-office days
  • And, Work-from-anywhere July
  • A full benefits and paid leave package: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, and Wellness program
  • An Excellent paid leave programs: 20 days PTO, 11 Company Holidays plus Holiday Shut-down the last week of Dec, Sick leave
  • Expectation that when you’re on leave, you’re away - at Cambly, when you’re out of office, you’re really out of office

Why you should join Cambly

Change the future of education at Cambly.

English learners can now access seemingly unlimited free content and software for learning vocabulary and grammar. As with any subject, it’s also important to complement that learning with practice to exercise those new skills. For language education, that means having actual conversations with real English speakers.

At Cambly our mission is to provide students with an easy and affordable way to practice and improve their English skills. The Cambly app gives English learners instant 1-on-1 access to friendly native speakers over video chat 24/7. Cambly students speak over 30 languages and live in over 130 countries. English isn’t just a hobby for Cambly students. It’s a critical skill that can change their lives.

We have a small team running a large and rapidly growing business in our SF HQ. We look forward to hearing from you!

Team Size:150
Location:San Francisco
Kevin Law
Kevin Law
Sameer Shariff
Sameer Shariff