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Mobile Engineer - iOS

Starting immediately, we are looking for talented iOS engineers to join the Flickr Mobile Engineering team.

Love Objective-C and developing native code for Apple's iOS devices? Thrive in a highly-interactive and iterative development environment? Want to help create the future of Flickr's mobile apps? Then we want to talk to you.

We have a track record of innovation to build on and a strong desire to radically improve Flickr, both for new users and casual visitors as well as the power users who form the core of the community. There's a tremendously long list of new features, programs and technologies set to come online this year. If you've ever wanted to a chance to have a big impact (Flickr has 75+ million users and 7+ billion photos), this is it.

Attributes of successful candidates will include:

  • Expertise with Obj-C and Xcode
  • Thorough and recent experience developing for iOS
  • Familarity with submitting to the App Store
  • Current and detailed knowledge of the capabilities of iOS 7
  • Knowledge of iOS 8's upcoming features and changes
  • Experience developing highly performant code
  • A disciplined approach to development, documentation and file structure
  • Strong visual design sense and excellent taste
  • A constant desire to improve, learn more and take things higher

Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Developing iPhone or iPad apps from scratch, using data provided by the Flickr API
  • Maintaining the current iPhone app and debugging problems that come up
  • Working in a tightly-knit team with backend engineering, frontend engineering, product management, design, and community/customer care
  • Contributing to the continual improvement of our design and development process

You should have:

  • Strong compsci fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages and information retrieval
  • An excellent understanding of networking, mobile network issues, concurrency and threading
  • Good experience with making apps feel fast (not just act fast)


  • Experience with Flickr and online photo sharing (send us a link to your photostream!)
  • Academic background in engineering, computer science, math, physics or other science.
  • Experience working with internationalized apps

Want to apply?

To apply, please send an email to the following address flickr.jobs@yahoo.com with the job's title as the subject line. Include a cover letter and resume: bonus points if the resume can be included in the email or if it is online somewhere and you just send a link. If you have to attach documents please use HTML or PDF format.

What to expect

We strive to respond to every application we receive within two weeks. If we think you're right for the job, we may schedule phone interviews or interviews in-person in our San Francisco office.

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