Senior iOS Developer

London, England, United Kingdom · Tech expand job description ↓

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About us

Gousto is the UK’s leading recipe box company delivering precise ingredients, delicious recipes and a dollop of adventure to thousands of homes across the UK.

As one of Europe’s fastest growing independent companies, you’ll be part of an exciting, expanding team and trailblazing company.

Food and tech is at the heart of what we do. Using industry-leading technology, we’ve connected over 6 million people to delicious food so far. By 2025 we’ll have delivered 400 million delicious meals to dinner tables across the country... and we’re only just getting started.

Join us and let’s dream big and deliver bigger. Unbox possibility.

The Opportunity

The code we write powers every aspect of our business from the menu recommendation engine to driving our supply chain. We are a scale up business on a steep growth trajectory, and with that comes the need to build a platform that can scale. In parallel to this, we need to expand our team, evolving effective tools and processes that ensure we can continue to deliver quality code at pace.

Our iOS app is built with the latest version of Swift, and we continue to keep up with the latest best practices and technologies, which allows us to iterate on ideas quickly without sacrificing the maintainability of our codebase. We make extensive use of automated testing, and have a high level of coverage throughout our app using a combination of Unit Tests and UI Automation.

Your skills and experience will help us move to the next level. We know we’ve got lots of things right but we also have many things still to improve. Right now we’re working on splitting our app into multiple frameworks, so we can maintain a high level of autonomy as we expand our team.

We are making huge investments in technology, and plan to triple the size of our team to over 200 people in the next few years. As well as providing lots of career growth for our team, there will be plenty of opportunities to lead, mentor, influence and learn.

What is it really like to work here?

  • We are customer-centric, data driven and outcome focused, using lean principles to work iteratively, experiment and learn fast.
  • We work in cross-functional squads which we are slowly evolving to include business partners. This allows us to work more closely with our colleagues in food, operations and marketing, enabling greater alignment, collaboration and innovation.
  • Our squads have a high level of autonomy to decide both what outcomes they should pursue and how they will achieve them.
  • We believe in being agile rather than committing to a single framework. We have a set of lean and agile principles which we follow, but beyond that squads are empowered and encouraged to tailor their working processes.
  • We discourage pigeon-holing which means our engineers are responsible for designing, writing, testing, deploying and maintaining their code in production. We don’t have QAs, and our Mobile Lead works closely with squads to consult and collaborate.
  • Pairing and Whiteboarding are practices we champion and want to keep improving.
  • 10% of our time is dedicated to tech innovation and we hold regular brown bags.
  • We are committed to being involved in the wider tech community, hosting meetups, speaking at events and sharing learnings via our blog.

Requirements

  • Mentoring other engineers
  • Deep knowledge of Swift and UIKit
  • Designing complex mobile apps that have numerous experiments running concurrently
  • Working with RESTful Web Services using URLSession
  • Ability to architect apps into multiple Frameworks
  • Experience of CI/CD tooling and automated testing
  • A good understanding of lean product discovery and delivery practices

What we look for in a great Senior Engineer

Great engineering - and this is so much more than writing great code. As well as an excellent knowledge of software craftsmanship, you’ll have a test-first approach and know what automated testing to apply at which level of the stack. You’ll have great design and architectural knowledge and plenty of experience of maintaining your code in production.

Mentorship - this is a big one for us. We look to our senior to coach and mentor all levels of engineering, using your knowledge and experience to drive improvements across your team. You lead by example, driving a culture that’s collaborative and inclusive.

Ownership - you are proactive and use your initiative. You take ownership of problems and drive forward solutions. You have a strong sense of responsibility and accountability, and you expect the same from your team mates.

Lean delivery - you deliver rapidly in small batches, reducing risk and creating a fast feedback loop. You have a continuous improvement mindset, constantly seeking to reduce waste and avoid re-work.


Growth mindset - you are curious and are always looking to learn. You value feedback as a learning tool, and you offer constructive feedback to help your teammates improve.

Benefits

  • Holidays - 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by a day each year up to 30 days
  • Option to buy additional days of annual leave up to a total of 30 days
  • Discounted Gousto boxes - 40% staff discount on Gousto boxes and 25% for your family and friends plus your first box free
  • Dr Gousto Healthcare via Babylon Health
  • Access to Gousto Academy training courses
  • Gym Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension
  • Quarterly team socials and mixed team events
  • Coffee/ Tea, fruit and ice cream provided every single day to keep you fresh
  • Friday socials - Wine, beer and soft-drinks

Our Culture:

You’re a confident self-starter, able to juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, exciting and entrepreneurial environment. You’re inventive, a problem-solver with an eagle eye for detail. You’ll consistently go the extra mile to apply and achieve a high standard across everything you do.

Dream - Today’s good is tomorrow’s mediocre. We’re always looking for ways to improve Gousto, our team and ourselves.

Deliver - We understand where we can add the most value and obsess about making improvements every day.

Care - We can only achieve big things by working collaboratively. We respect different people’s skills, experience and points of view. We work as one team.

Our Team:

Equal opportunity is hugely important to us, across all areas of Gousto. Currently in our team there are over 20 nationalities and it’s deeply important to us to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. We treat all individuals in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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