URBN Senior iOS Engineer @ URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

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4 months ago

URBN Senior iOS Engineer

URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

Senior iOS Software Engineer


The URBN Mobile Engineering Team is responsible for creating and delivering iOS & Android applications for our major brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People, as well as a suite of applications that power our In-Store retail experiences. We work closely with embedded product, user experience, and design teams to build performant and forward-thinking e-commerce experiences for our customers.

We’re looking for a talented and self-motivated iOS engineer to join our group. Have you ever wanted to contribute to a code base used by millions of customers? Do you want to be part of a team that gets to improve upon that code base as a result of user testing, data gathering, and performance audits? We are carefully growing a fantastic team here at URBN and there has never been a more exciting time to get involved. We hope you'll come join in the fun!


  • Apply your expert knowledge of Swift & iOS development to work on a small team whose work impacts millions of users every day
  • Partner with product owners and design teams to understand requirements and define an MVP feature priority
  • Contribute to the architectural and design decisions your team makes and be able to articulate the impact of those decisions by effectively communicating technical challenges and solutions to external audiences
  • Build reusable components with elegant, intuitive interfaces
  • Breakdown features into focused units of work, estimate release schedule, and work on the feature with your team
  • Collaborate with other engineers on the teamn by pair-programming and reviewing code.
  • Contribute to code and design reviews, evangelize best engineering practices, and participate in weekly Mobile Team learning sessions
  • Approach work with a customer-focused attitude and understand that shipping impactful software involves trade-offs and collaboration.
  • Have a strong sense of ownership and a curiosity to understand how things work, even if they take you outside your area of expertise.
  • Bring a thoughtful perspective, empathy, creativity, and a positive attitude to take on difficult challenges.
  • Have an opinion about what code to test and how to test it
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams and architects to develop new features
  • Advocate for the principles of accessibility, and build interfaces accessible to users with disabilities
  • Work with privacy and security teams to ensure the application is properly architected and maintained
  • Experience vetting & integrating 3rd party vendor libraries is a plus


  • 4+ years professional experience as an iOS team lead and/or senior engineer
  • Expert knowledge of Swift, the iOS SDK & related frameworks (Objective-C experience a plus)
  • Experience designing mobile applications to consume RESTful APIs
  • Fundamental understanding of the HTTP/HTTPs protocol and caching strategies
  • Experience developing, delivering, and supporting multiple native iOS applications
  • Experience leading software projects with source control systems like GitHub
  • Passion for UI/UX development and creating premium experiences
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented programming, MVC architecture, and iOS design patterns
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, memory management, networking, caching, performance optimization, localization, and security for mobile applications
  • Experience with modern build strategies, continuous integration, unit testing, test driven development, static analysis, and automated integration tests
  • Well versed with Agile methodology
  • Familiar with modern dependency management tools such as Swift Package Manager, CocoaPods &/or Carthage
  • Experience driving adoption of software engineering standard methodologies
  • Knowledgeable in SOLID design principles
  • Experience with Accessibility, Localization, and Internationalization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment

Bonus Skills (not required)

  • Ecommerce experience handling product catalogs and payment collection / processing for a large consumer base.
  • Curious about Swift UI, Combine, Async / Await
  • Willingness to learn some Android when needed (we have a cross-platform mobile team)
  • Knowledge of iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
  • Programmatic layout (not interface builder)
  • Knowledge of the Coordinator Pattern

How we work

  • We have a flexible remote-friendly culture. We follow a hybrid work model, and you can choose to work from home or in the Philadelphia HQ
  • We follow the agile engineering model for developing mobile apps at scale. Our native Android & iOS developers work closely with each other & engineers across multiple disciplines, to solution, iterate, test & gather feedback from our users. We are constantly reviewing each other's pull requests, learning and growing together.
  • We have a strong onboarding process with 30-, 60- and 90-day goals so that you can succeed as an iOS technical leader

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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