Senior iOS Engineer - Client Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Patreon is the best place for creators to fire up their fandoms, share exclusive work, and turn their passions into lasting creative businesses. Over 250,000 podcasters, writers, musicians, artists, and other creative people use Patreon to reach their biggest fans directly and earn an income for the value they provide. Creators can offer paid memberships that unlock access to exclusive work and community, or sell individual digital items from their own Patreon shops.

Ultimately, our goal is simple: fund the creative class. And we’re leaders in that space, having sent over $3.5 billion to creators since our founding. We’re continuing to invest heavily in building the best creator tools with the best team in the creator economy, and looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in New York or San Francisco and open to those who are able to be in-office 2 days per week on a hybrid work model.

About the Role

  • Collaboration with Media Team: Work closely with the media team to understand their requirements and deliver a world-class media playback experience on iOS devices.

  • Technical Expertise: Leverage a familiarity with the iOS AVFoundation framework to enhance the quality and reliability of the media player. In this role you will need to develop the expertise required to fully own media quality on iOS.

  • Platform Support: Collaborate with the mobile platform team to provide support to iOS engineers, contributing to the overall success of Patreon’s iOS application.

  • Scaling Capabilities: Scale video and/or audio capabilities to meet the demands of a large user base, supporting millions of views per week.

  • Performance Optimization: Collect and analyze performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing optimizations to enhance the overall performance and reliability of media playback.

About You

  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer.

  • Proficiency with the Swift programming language.

  • Familiarity with the iOS AVFoundation framework is a plus.

  • A track record of scaling, improving quality, and increasing reliability of media consumption on iOS.

  • Strong understanding of optimization and performance issues on iOS.

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

About Patreon

Patreon powers creators to do what they love and get paid by the people who love what they do. Our team is passionate about making this mission and our core values come to life every day in our work. Through this work, our Patronauts:

  • Put Creators First | They’re the reason we’re here. When creators win, we win.

  • Build with Craft | We sign our name to every deliverable, just like the creators we serve.

  • Make it Happen | We don’t quit. We learn and deliver.

  • Win Together | We grow as individuals. We win as a team.

We hire talented and passionate people from different backgrounds because we want our company to represent the vast diversity of our creators. If you’re excited about a role but your prior experience doesn’t match with every bullet point outlined above, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. If you’re a creator at heart, are energized by our mission, and share our company values, we’d love to hear from you.

Patreon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Patreon offers a competitive benefits package including and not limited to salary, equity plans, healthcare, unlimited paid time off, company holidays and recharge days, commuter benefits, lifestyle stipends, learning and development stipends, patronage, parental leave, and 401k plan with matching.