Senior iOS Engineer

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/19/2018 8:23 PM)
Job ID
2018-47799

Overview

tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio, where a commitment to informing and inspiring communities has earned 92 Pulitzer Prizes and a monthly audience of 60 million. From pixels to Pulitzers, tronc brands optimize content and create engaging experiences for audiences across all channels.

 

We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.

 

As a senior iOS software engineer, you will help enhance tronc's iOS mobile applications for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications.

Responsibilities

  • Works as part of a team to communicate, plan, design, develop, document, and implement high quality software solutions within the required timeframes using an Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Works on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance
  • Consistently delivers excellent work results
  • Mentors less-experienced team members
  • Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Must be available for non-business hours support and work when necessary
  • Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Must have Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).
  • A deep familiarity with Swift, Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and UIKit
  • Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics, and Core Text.
  • Prior Experience with multiple mobile (and tablet) apps on Apple App Store.
  • Experience developing Android applications is a plus.
  • Experience with XML, JSON, REST based web services.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Requires a customer service orientation and competence in response to vendors and staff during system development, implementation, and problem resolution.
  • Ability to solve critical issues & work well under pressure
  • Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week on an emergency basis for troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to participate in occasional travel to other business units, vendors, or client sites.

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