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Lead iOS Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

About Remind101
At Remind101, we think one of the greatest ways to improve education is to improve how teachers, students and parents can interact, communicate and share.  We are building a powerful mobile communication platform that is already used by millions of teachers, students and parents and growing massively each week.  We are experiencing viral growth and our product is relied upon every day all throughout the U.S. with increasing pull for us to launch all over the world.  We think we can become the de-facto platform that enables a more useful model for education worldwide and want to work with the absolute best to help us get there. Come change the world and make a real impact in education.


Position Overview

As our lead iOS engineer, you'll own the development of iPhone and iPad apps. That means you’ll be extending our current app and building a second from scratch.

You'll need: 

  • Experience developing, releasing, and supporting iOS apps
  • A desire to make a positive impact on teachers and education
  • The ability to thoughtfully discuss and debate with the team
  • Time spent with iOS SDK, iOS frameworks & proven development skills

Huge Pluses:

  • Open-source contributions
  • Actual apps we can play with

In addition to iOS development, here are a few examples of our ongoing projects:

  • Redesigning our site into something that not only looks good but loads content dynamically for a real-time experience
  • New features that reimagine a discussion area where users can connect and learn from each other
  • Students/parents should be able to receive messages where THEY WANT. Right now, we offer SMS and email We’ll expand this to push notifications and other channels
  • Constantly optimize site speed, measure conversions, split test and iterate
  • Scaling to handle millions of users

A feel for how we operate: 

We're not fanatics about using specific technologies. Instead, we believe in using the right tool for solving the problem at hand, and strive to learn new approaches and methods.

Currently, we use Ruby on Rails with a Postgres backend and Sidekiq+Redis for our background processing-intensive app.

Besides building top notch software, applications, and user experiences, we like to see individuals eager to pitch in and help build the company. Opinions are always welcome in our open conversations about design and product decisions, coding at all levels of the stack,  helping to recruit great people, marketing our brand, improving the product, and ways to make Remind101 a great company to work for.

Culture and Values:

At Remind101, we are committed to building a company where people love what they do. We are looking for talented engineers with similar values who are passionate about their craft. Our culture is centered first and foremost around making an impact, and our team is made up of smart, dedicated people who want to make a real difference in the lives of educators and students. 

We’re looking for people who are passionate about making an impact on teachers' lives. Meet our teachers and see how our product is being used in 1000’s of schools around the country.

Benefits and Perks:

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and an equity stake in the company, not to mention a sweet Remind101 tshirt. We encourage and support a balanced lifestyle, team offsites (Tahoe this winter!), weekly team lunches,  lots of snacks, and are located in a beautiful, dog-friendly office near South Park in SOMA, San Francisco. 

About Remind101:

Remind101 was started by brothers Brett and David Kopf, and most recently the team grew with Jeremy, Ben, Lindsay, Christine, Max, and our office dog Jack. We’re a fast growing education startup in Soma, San Francisco, backed by incredible investors like First Round Capital, Social + Capital and Yuri Milner.

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