iOS Architect / Lead Developer

About Zolmo

With over 10M downloads to date, Zolmo are one of the leading publishers of apps in the world. Our titles include international smash-hits 20 Minute Meals for iPhone and iPod Touch, one of the highest grossing recipe apps of all time; Touchfit: GSP, an innovative fitness app that adapts as you train; and Jamie’s Oliver’s Recipes, an international phenomenon and category leader.

We’re proud to have received Webbys, BIMAs and a highly coveted Apple Design Award for our work, but that’s not what drives us. Our mission is to help people realise their potential through entertainment - whether that's through helping them to cook, get in-shape, or simply having fun. We think that the best way to do this is with purposeful products, carefully considered at every level to create the very best customer experiences. Our values of craftsmanship, boldness, curiosity and passion guide each decision we take, and everything we do. If we’ve done our jobs well, one day we’ll be able to stand-back satisfied, knowing we played our part in helping people reach their potential and be the best they can be.

Job Description

Zolmo are building a team of carefully selected individuals to take our flagship consumer property to the next level. The role of iOS Architect / Lead Developer is a key role and reports directly to the CEO. In addition to embodying our values of craftsmanship, boldness, curiosity and passion, the successful candidate will have a proven track-record in building and managing industry-leading development teams as well as architecting and developing best-in-class mobile applications.

The iOS Architect / Lead Developer will be tasked with creating the architecture for a premium content-led consumer app on both iPhone and iPad. The architecture should focus on reuse, maintainability, reliability, speed and fluidity. At home in the advanced libraries within the iOS SDK, the candidate is an expert at optimising for memory, battery-life and latency and can solve problems where others fail. The iOS Architect / Lead Developer will also be responsible for mentoring and reviewing the code their peers - accelerating their progress within the team. The candidate will insist on using workflows and tools that enhance the team’s productivity; Continuous Integration, TDD, Automated Release Systems and others recommended by the candidate. Also, a keen eye for design will be demonstrated with the ability to implement designs to the exact specification of a designer. Ideally, the candidate will demonstrate their own flair for design showing expert timing in their use of animations and effects. Finally, the drive and ability to create breath-taking apps is a must.

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