iOS Engineer

| Chicago
ParkWhiz’s mission is to bring smiles to drivers around the world by making parking more convenient, efficient, and delightful.
The ParkWhiz mobile app is the centerpiece of our retail strategy — thousands of people rely on the app daily to find and book convenient, economical parking.
We’re looking to add an iOS developer to our mobile team as we expand, improve, and modernize our iOS app. A successful candidate will take initiative, not require micromanagement, and will be willing to engage in continuous learning.

Essential Skills

  • BS or above in Computer Science
  • Strong understanding of Swift, Objective-C, and the iOS frameworks
  • Strong understanding of and ability to utilize object-oriented design patterns
  • Can write effective unit tests; can utilize TDD/BDD techniques
  • Can write safe concurrent code
  • Experience with consuming API resources over the Web

A day in the life

  • Develop new features for our consumer-facing mobile apps
  • Monitor app performance using monitoring tools; prioritize and fix crashes and bugs as they are found and reported through various channels
  • Participate in the code review process; give and accept constructive feedback
  • Walk a block with colleagues to grab a rich and delicious Dark Matter coffee
  • Collaborate with the product team to conceive new features and refine existing ones. Identify iOS features that can be used to improve our products.
  • Prepare releases for the App Store and work with QA to coordinate pre-release testing
  • Take on small R&D projects to evaluate new iOS features and third-party services

Our Engineering Culture: We are a very tight knit group that is inclusive, fun and hard working. Our number one priority after producing a great product is keeping that spirit alive. We have a firm, non-negotiable no jerk policy. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

We’re in the West Loop, one block from Union Station and three blocks from Ogilvie. We’re easily accessible from the CTA and the Kennedy Expressway.

An Insider's view of ParkWhiz

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We promote and foster a work-life balance for all employees at ParkWhiz. With a flexible work from home policy and unlimited PTO we strive to create an environment that produces an equitable experience.

Molly Morrison

Director of People & Culture

What projects are you most excited about?

We know from our best users that they want to book in-app, they want it to be as seamless as possible & they want to be in control. I'm excited about the work we're doing on voice interactions & enhancements within the app. We know it's about the destination, and we want to remove the hassles in getting there.

Elizabeth Lindemulder

Vice President of Product

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career development for every member of the Operations team is a top priority. Our team has direct communication with our customers and partners, so we understand what it means to be customer-centric. This experience is highly valued at ParkWhiz, evident in the promotions of 11 Ops members within five areas of the company over the past year.

Ryan Kern

Director of Operations

What is your vision for the company?

The world of transportation is going to change fast in the coming years - with autonomous, electric and connected vehicles, hyper-fast trains and flying cars! We will connect that world to the space around it - helping cars of the future get from A to B with ease and get serviced, charged or simply park for a few hours waiting for the next ride.

Dan Roarty

Chief Operating Officer

What are ParkWhiz Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Stock Options • Flexible Spending Account • Long/Short Term Disability - employer paid • Life Insurance - employer paid • Secure Indoor bike parking • Discounted gym membership • Kitchen stocked full of snacks and beverages • Beer fridge • Discounted ParkWhiz parking (of course!)

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