iOS Engineer

Bogota, Colombia
Development – Software Engineer
Merlin is disrupting the employment industry. Our mission is to revolutionize the way hourly talent finds work and to enable employers with the ability to quickly connect to qualified candidates. We enable job seekers to find the best, most relevant jobs close to their homes while helping employers to find, screen and select the best candidates for every opening.

We are a group of operators with over 40 years of experience building online marketplaces, backed by top tier investors who have also funded Airbnb, Uber, Stripe, LinkedIn, Pinterest and many others.

Merlin is looking for an exceptional iOS Engineer with passion for distilling complex problems into concise, elegant code. As an iOS Engineer, you will have a key role in designing, shipping and scaling our mobile apps that millions of users will experience.

We are looking for an engineer who cares about code quality, performance, continuous deployment. We are also looking for someone who is a fast learner, versatile, fearless, ambitious, passionate and a team-player.

Your day-to-day:

    • Architect and develop product features 
    • Write clean, well-test code 
    • Troubleshoot issues 
    • Improve the existing codebase with better architectural solutions 
    • Evaluate technical tradeoff for every decision 
    • Implement and integrate a number of SDKs, analytics and APIs 
    • Identify and provide routine performance optimizations, improvements and bug fixes. 
    • Coordinate with teammates code merging and APKs building for testing. 
    • Work with the design team on best UI and infrastructure practices 
    • Be an active contributing part of an agile development team (daily stand-ups, weekly planning meetings). 
    • Champion best practices and technical standards

What you bring to the team:

    • 2+ years of experience developing native iOS applications 
    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree from a top academic institution in a relevant field
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills in English and Spanish 
    • Strong programming experience with Swift 
    • Objective C is optional but nice to have 
    • Experience with Cocoapods 
    • Proficient in Git with Git Flow methodology 
    • Proficient using Xcode and Instruments 
    • Strong computer science fundamentals and problem-solving skills 
    • Strong understanding of design patterns 
    • Knowledge of MVVM 
    • Experience with Firebase and Realm 
    • Ability to work with a large codebase and help to keep it clean and maintainable 
    • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized 
Why Merlin:

The true magic behind Merlin, is the people. We are a team of highly motivated rabble rousers! We are the movers and the shakers, the innovators and the storytellers. We are highly intelligent, forward thinkers with a growth mindset. We not only welcome, but initiate change. We take ownership of our personal and collective successes.

At Merlin, you can expect:
* An environment where ideas are heard and innovation is encouraged
* Personal/professional growth and development opportunities
*  Comfortable office space, on the most important business area in Bogota (Chico)
* Sharp, motivated co-workers from multiple nationalities 
* Coffee bar and snacks at the office 
* Stock option package 
* Executive level commitment to education, growth, and development
* Healthcare plan
* You can work from home a few days per week
* Flexible hours + bike parking