iOS Engineer at Whatnot (W20)
Livestream shopping platform and marketplace.
Los Angeles, CA
Full-time
About Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people.

We're focused on product categories that people are passionate about like Sports Cards, Pokemon Cards, NFTs, Sneakers and more.

Whatnot is the fastest growing marketplace ever in the United States and has raised $225M from YC, A16Z, Capital G and others.

About the role

The Role

As an iOS engineer, you will be responsible rewriting our app from React Native to native iOS using swift. We're looking for a capable iOS engineer with a proven track record for building slick UI's that people love. Whatnot is growing very rapidly, so you must be able to deal with the pressure/growth that comes with a high-growth environment. You will be working in a high-growth startup, wearing multiple hats.

The software team has a lot of individual responsibility and a lot more freedoms, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is particularly important to us.

Responsibilities

  • Build intuitive user interfaces from the ground up.
  • Create modifiable, maintainable, and well-tested code.
  • Investigate and solve issues with bugs and data inconsistencies.
  • Improve the availability and performance of current systems.
  • Work with the engineering team to define implementation strategy, define overall requirements, and redefine a product, if needed.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of experience writing iOS apps
  • Expert in Swift or Objective C
  • You are known for ship lightning fast, making good trade-off decisions.
  • Excellent communication/writing skills.
  • Self-starter. You will be able to hit the ground running with little direction.

Bonus

  • Startup experience at a high-growth company.
  • Integrating Live Video Streaming with the app
  • Can also build Android Apps
  • Backend development experience in languages such as Python, Elixir.
  • GraphQL/Apollo experience

Compensation

Full-time and benefits (top-quality healthcare benefits, generous parental leave, unlimited vacation policy, lunch, internet & cell phone expensed, highly competitive compensation, equity)

Technology

Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Serverless

Databases: Postgres, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis

Backend: Python (Flask), Node, Elixir

Front-End React, GraphQL, Swift, Kotlin

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