Full Time

Sr. iOS Engineer



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NPR Audience Technology is committed to delivering high quality listening, reading and viewing experiences across all platforms. As a senior mobile engineer, you will work on high-performing Scrum teams in a collaborative environment. You will be involved in all aspects of the SDLC for existing and new NPR iOS apps, from planning to development to release and maintenance.


  • Implement new product features, working closely with designers, product managers, our Editorial team and other stakeholders
  • Maintain the existing codebase, optimizing performance, adding unit tests, refactoring existing code as needed using a test-driven development mindset
  • Contribute to all aspects of our SDLC, from planning to development to code reviews to release and maintenance.
  • Mentor & coach junior developers
  • Other duties as assigned


This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.



  • Proficiency in Swift, SwiftUI, AVFoundation & Objective-C
  • Pluses:
  • familiarity with ‘async/await’
  • Reactive frameworks such as Combine & RxSwift
  • Strong object-oriented & protocol-oriented programming skills
  • Pluses:
  • Javascript
  • Knowledge of design patterns & software architecture (specifically concepts such as “clean” architecture & dependency injection.)
  • Unit Testing frameworks (preferably XCTest)
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs
  • Experience working with Git (bonus if you can use it via the command line.)
  • Experience managing external dependencies (CocoaPods/Swift Package Manager.)
  • Experience with Instruments & device performance optimization.


  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience working with CICD tools (Fastlane, CircleCI)
  • Experience with rapid prototyping
  • A passion for NPR’s content and/or familiarity with our digital products
  • Creativity, initiative, thirst for innovation & learning
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze needs from both internal and external stakeholders & offer technical solutions based on those needs.
  • Vigor for crafting well-tested, well-documented & elegantly structured code
  • Thrives in a collaborative / cooperative environment.
  • Empathy for users and passion for crafting great user experiences
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

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Sr. iOS Engineer