The Athletic

Subscription sports media.

iOS Engineer - Core Product

Location
United States
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About the Role

You will be part of the Core Experience team. Your team will be working across Content and Product to build and increase engagement from all of our users. This team owns a significant part of our overall product including Search & Discovery (i.e feeds, homepage), Newsroom Initiatives (i.e new leagues launches, opinion desk), and Curation (our Front Page, push, etc).

Our ideal candidate will own key aspects of our native iOS application and contribute to our core features and architecture. We’re looking for an experienced engineer who can build beautiful, polished user experiences and architect elegant, maintainable code. We prioritize fast iteration without compromising quality. Successful candidates keep up-to-date with best practices and have a familiarity with bleeding-edge features from Apple. 

You can check out our current iOS app here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-athletic-sports-news/id1135216317

Responsibilities

  • Work with Design and Product teams to build UI that is beautiful, performant, and well-engineered.
  • Architect and build the app to optimize for performance, growth, scalability, ease of future development, and code quality.
  • Write unit and functional tests to ensure maximum code and app quality.
  • Investigate, debug, and fix user-reported production issues.
  • Brainstorm new product ideas and improvements alongside the design and product teams.
  • Refactor existing code where needed in order to improve quality of life for the other engineers.
  • Work within a highly cross-functional team, iterating on process and making your own suggestions for improvements.

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with native iOS development in Swift.
  • Consumer-facing product and design instincts with a desire to have a voice in product decisions
  • Preferred experience in GraphQL, UIDiffableDatasource, UICollectionViewCompositionalLayout
  • Preferred experience in an early-stage startup working on growth and scale challenges
  • Passion for sports and media is helpful, but not required
  • The current team is largely based in San Francisco, CA, but this role can be based in a 100% remote capacity within the United States or Canada.

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.