Senior iOS Software Engineer at Goodnotes

GoodNotes is on a mission to make the classroom a more interactive environment where students and teachers can connect through our product. As a Senior Engineer, you will be part of building a new product from scratch by partnering with external educators and colleagues. You will be part of a distributed team across Europe and Asia, with shared time for collaborative activities such as planning, retros, stand-ups, and brainstorming sessions.

Salary: $76,800 to $132,000 USD / year

Model: Remote Jobs

Location: Romania, Poland (citizens), London, Hong Kong (foreigners)

Stack: iOS, Swift


Experience Requirements:

  • Not consider candidates with only outsourcing backgrounds.
  • The most recent experience must be in a product company or startup, minimum of 4 years.
  • Overall 10+ years in the field, with 6-8 years specifically in Swift.
  • Candidates from other areas must be open to relocating to London or Hong Kong.
  • Candidates’ portfolio quality, with a focus on app ratings and number of downloads. A good rating starts at around 4.4 or 4.5 stars, while a few thousand downloads is considered a solid start.

Cooperation Type:

  • Full-time employment (FTE) only; no B2B arrangements.


  • Expertise in Swift programming. Knowledge of SwiftUI is advantageous
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, you enjoy solving algo and data structure puzzles
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and storytelling skills
  • A love of software craftsmanship
  • Strong sense of the best tools for any task
  • Shipped one or more non-trivial iOS apps on respective app stores
  • Big plus if you have experience cross-compiling codebase on different mobile platforms
  • Programming Language: The vast majority of our code is written in Swift
  • Concurrency: We have a large, old, but modular codebase. We use modern Swift Concurrency as much as possible as we gradually move away from RxSwift
  • UI code: As much new UI code as possible is in SwiftUI. We fall back to UIKit when needed and re-use the majority of it on macOS using Catalyst
  • Cross-platform: We re-use our core packages on cross-platform using SwiftWasm, UI for other platforms is written using React or their respective native APIs
  • Dependencies: We exclusively use Swift Package Manager and frequently make new local packages
  • Source control and builds: We have a mono-repo and use GitHub and Pull Requests. We kick off builds using a Slack bot
  • Continuous Integration: We use CircleCI which means our configuration is checked in with our code. We have unit tests for all of our modules which run on every branch. UI tests are run daily and before release
  • Release cadence: We QA and release on a weekly schedule


  • Build mission-critical services used by tens of millions of users.
  • Architect and design scalable solutions that are easy to maintain to allow development of exciting features and support more users.
  • Implement elegant solutions with clean code.
  • Enable communication with the Mobile, Web frontend and QA teams
  • Define and drive the completion of new initiatives and features by removing blockers for the team
  • Continuously improve the development practices through research, automation, documentation and testing
  • Share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team

Recruitment Process

  1. Introduction: The Talent Team want to hear more about your background, what you are looking for, and why youโ€™d like to join Goodnotes.
  2. Take-home Assignment: A timed online coding skills test.
  3. Live coding & Technical interview: A live coding call with one of our engineers. This is where you get to see what it would be like working at Goodnotes as well as the chance to ask any engineering questions you may have
  4. Hiring Manager interview: A call with your hiring manager. This is the person who will be managing you day to day, working on your growth and development with you as well as support you throughout your career at Goodnotes.


  • Remote, flexible working
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Medical insurance for you and your dependents
  • Great annual leave allowance
  • Meaningful equity in a profitable tech-startup
  • Budget for things like noise cancelling headphones, setting up your home office, personal development, professional training, and health & wellness
  • Sponsored visits to our Hong Kong or London office every 2 years
  • Company wide annual offsite
  • Fantastic maternity/ paternity packages and and allowances
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