Senior iOS Developer

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

If you have what it takes to build and deliver award-winning native mobile applications on a large scale, we have a rewarding career opportunity for you.  

 On the mobile platform team at Ancestry you will establish best practices, architectures, and shared components that allow mobile teams to deliver multiple applications to a global market. Our applications provide real value to customers in a life-changing way. 

On the Ancestry mobile platform team your skills and experience will be leveraged to have a positive impact on other mobile developers across several teams. The components and infrastructure you build will be shipped in multiple iOS apps. 

Your scope:

  • Own technical aspects of software development
  • Develop deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms
  • Write code and unit tests, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing
  •   Identify opportunities for code reuse and component sharing across multiple mobile apps
  •   Facilitate features being built as shared frameworks. 
  •   Design APIs that other teams will find a pleasure to use
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Identify continuous improvements to delivery processes
  • Work with UX & product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues


Strong skills in the following technologies:

  • Swift, Objective-C
  • iOS platform frameworks
  • UIKit and Core Animation
  • Core Data or other local persistence technology
  • RESTful Web Services
  • JSON
  • Framework creation & usage
  • Experience in building production software applications
  • Experience designing APIs
  • 5+ years experience in IOS development, ideally with both Swift and Objective-C.
  • Experience with design and implementation of distributed applications, APIs or frameworks
  • Familiar with agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Bachelor's in CS or related field is required. Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred

Additional Information


  • Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science, and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb.
  • We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at (REF)
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