Lead iOS Engineer

Remote • $100k - $250k

Colossus, Inc.


Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

$100k - $250k

Employees

< 10 people

Address

6 Suburban Avenue
Stamford, CT, 06901, US

Tech Stack

  • PostgreSQL
  • Java
  • Spring Boot
  • Vue.js
  • Swift

Role Description

Lead iOS Engineer (Remote)

Our mission is to become the leading destination to learn about business building and investing.

At Colossus, we want to produce the best content in the business and investing world and become the best place to discover, search and consume that content.

To fulfill our mission we are now hiring a handful of roles to accelerate our content production and build the best podcast player to learn from that content. Read our post about the content and products we are building: Colossus - The Next Chapter.

This role will play a pivotal role in a small team in helping us fulfill our mission.

The Role

We are seeking an iOS engineer whose interests and skills center on mobile development and building a world-class customer experience.

This role is unique because we’ve yet to break ground on our mobile app and are starting from a perfectly clean slate. This is a chance to come in and build a flagship mobile app from the ground up - the way you see fit. You get to architect it your way and be the primary owner of this application while we support your other technical needs. Millions of listeners will get to use the app you build.

The problem we’re solving is podcast players are built for consumption, not for learning. There are numerous features we plan on delivering to our listeners that better help them absorb our content and learn from it in structured and engaging ways. We are now looking for someone to lead that effort.

Why this is such a good job:

This is a job for an engineer who loves hard challenges, wants the potential upside of a startup, but not the core risks of one. Here’s what the job offers:

Autonomy:

We are hiring someone who wants the challenge of building a remarkable mobile application. The only way that is possible is to give you lots of control. Our team will of course be a part of the process as prime users, and we have no shortage of ideas or suggestions.

Support:

Our co-founder and engineering lead Joe Berg excels at back-end development. He single-handedly built Colossus which offers best-in-class search for our library of podcasts. As the Lead Mobile Engineer, you’ll have the benefit of working with Joe and his growing team so that you can focus on building a revolutionary application for users.

A Modern Tech Stack:

At Colossus, we're obsessed with using the best tools to build software. We heavily utilize many open source projects and our infrastructure is equipped with CI/CD pipelines, zero-downtime deploys, point-in-time database restoration, and many other developer-friendly tools to let you focus on one thing: shipping amazing code.

Upside:

Our compensation package for this role will include equity in the business, profit sharing (in a business that is already profitable), and the ability to build your own team. We also offer high-quality healthcare, dental, vision, and 401k benefits.

Security:

We funded the business ourselves and its already financially self-sustaining.

A Blank Canvas:

In our opinion, this is the most important feature of the job. This is a chance to build something from scratch that people love and that you can be proud of, and to do it with an exceptional team.

Requirements:
  • Must be interested in business and investing. We will gauge this curiosity carefully.
  • Must resonate with the Colossus Values
  • Must despise user friction.
  • Must have experience building mobile applications using iOS/Swift and a track record to prove it.
  • Must be capable of following industry best practices with application structure, state management, and separation of concerns. Bonus points if you’ve contributed to any open source projects.
  • You’re authorized to work in the U.S. and can work from anywhere within 3 hours of Eastern Standard Time.

How to apply:

Send an e-mail to joe@joincolossus.com with the Subject line - “Lead iOS Engineer” and include:

  • A thoughtful introduction about yourself, background, and favorite thing about investing.
  • Link to your LinkedIn or resume.
  • Github profile, if applicable.
  • Things you’ve created and/or personal projects you are proud of.

Who we are?

We are the team behind Invest like the Best and Founder’s Field Guide. Our podcasts get over 1 million downloads per month and we are growing rapidly.

About Colossus, Inc.

We're building a next-generation learning platform centered on all things business and investing. The platform is seeded with a mix of content consisting of our podcasts and the best curated content from the rest of the internet. We are building the Netflix for business and investing with an audio-first approach.

Company Culture

At Colossus, some of the things we value are continuous learning, hard work, putting the team first, lowering customer friction, and curiosity. The most common trait among employees is the relentless drive to solve hard problems. Employees are given high amounts of autonomy and trust to determine the best way to solve critical business problems. We set expectations as a team, and work together to meet and exceed those expectations. We put an emphasis on trusting employees to get their work done, but the team is always there to help you if needed. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental aspects of our workforce and culture.

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