Senior Software Engineer (iOS), Retail Trading

Recruiter
BlockFi
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Ref
14357470
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
What is BlockFi?

BlockFi's mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

We're a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen!

BlockFi is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, iOS to join our growing Engineering team!

About the Team

On the Trading team, we're building out products and services that are at the center of our business. As part of this team you will work on tools that help our clients buy, sell, and convert between legacy currencies and crypto on our platform. If you've built out complex applications by yourself and as part of a larger team, we'd love to hear from you!

Your Mission

At BlockFi, iOS developers build an app that is at the very heart of our clients' experience - over 70% of our clients' daily activity comes from our mobile apps. As a Senior Engineer, you will lead the development of features and mid-sized projects, identify and specify problems, design and implement technical solutions, and mentor and teach more junior engineers. We are looking for proactive, collaborative, and adaptive engineers who have real world iOS experience at scale.
  • Architect/Design:
    • Work with diverse stakeholders to ensure our mobile apps and associated systems are built for availability, reliability, resilience, scalability, performance, and security from the ground up.
    • Write design proposals and review proposals from other engineers. Ensure tradeoffs are clearly and publicly documented, and that designs are aligned with business goals.
  • Deliver and Own Solutions:
    • Build, test, and deploy using Swift 5, Xcode 13+ and other technologies & tools. Bonus points if you have experience with Xcode Cloud.
    • Responsible for creating and executing on plans and designs end to end: estimating, prototyping, implementing, testing, maintaining, debugging, and supporting high-quality software in production.
    • Work with stakeholders to understand and document both functional and quality attribute requirements.
    • Adhere to quality standards through cross-team communication, mentoring, code review, and backlog grooming.
    • Accountable for system availability and monitoring system health; ensure alerts, metrics, and runbooks are in place; and debug issues in production.
    • Participate in the team's on-call duty rotation.
  • Adapt:
    • Quickly learn new tools and technologies, develop an understanding of existing systems, and identify and tackle high impact work.
    • Proactively seek to learn about the company, products, processes, and culture. Align technical decisions with business goals.

Your Expertise
  • Technical Breadth as well as Depth in Several Areas: 5+ years of industry experience working with, designing, and building iOS apps at scale. Bonus points for previous fintech experience and for previous use of 3rd party SDKs on analytics, push messaging, etc.
  • Technical Ownership: Experience owning software systems end-to-end, designing, estimating, implementing, testing, maintaining, debugging, and supporting high-quality software in production.
  • iOS Experience: 2-5 years of experience with Objective-C/Swift with Xcode, UIkit, and with the fundamentals of Swift UI. Exposure to any one of MVC, MVVM, or Viper architectures. Working knowledge of Core Data or similar databases, as well as dependency management via cocoapods.
    • Bonus points for CI/CD, RxSwift, or Combine experience.
  • Communication: Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Takes responsibility in code reviews, recommending guidelines & best coding practices to junior developers.
  • Collaboration: Empathetic and does the legwork required for building consensus. Always seeks out feedback on technical designs, solutions, and code.
  • Initiative and focus on outcomes: Works independently and takes initiative while maintaining transparency and collaboration. Can deliver high quality solutions without assistance. Proactively identifies problems and comes to conversations with possible solutions.
  • Adaptive: Ability and motivation to quickly learn new languages, technologies and tools. Pragmatic bias toward outcomes, and technical decisions that solve real business problems.

Your Perks:

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.
  • Competitive salary because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Flexibility and remote working because we are a geographically dispersed team who believe in balance
  • Weekly lunch credit because there is such a thing as a free lunch!
  • An agile vibrant culture of enthusiastic and driven people to work alongside because teamwork makes the dreamwork
  • Medical coverage because your physical health and well-being is important to us
  • Various fringe benefits such as top of the range tech products, employee referral bonus, and employee group events


Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:
  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

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