Mid-Level iOS Engineer

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My First Five Years is an exciting young company on a mission to change international parenting for the better by empowering parents with knowledge through our 0-5 years old development tracking app.

Our strategic objective is to increase the stickiness of the app following a successful onboarding. You’ll work alongside the Head of Product and stakeholders, to grow upon the existing foundations of the App.

We have ambitious growth plans, so this role will be challenging to ensure that parents download, learn, enjoy and share the app to widen its audience globally. We’re passionate about making a difference to children and parents, our mantra is “doing well by doing good”.


Your job will include

  • Working in a cross-functional team to design and build a great iOS application experience that our users will love
  • Ensure work is done to a high standard, is well tested and follows good coding practices
  • Feedback and help improve ways of working
  • Identify and prevent issues before they happen to avoid disruption to our users
  • React quickly to resolve issues where prevention fails
  • Use your knowledge to suggest new and innovative ways to improve the application and user experience
  • Write and help maintain clear, concise and comprehensive technical documentation
  • Get your hands dirty in other areas of the business where appropriate (we are a start-up)


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Proficient in the use of Swift in a production application (Objective-C is a bonus)
  • Experience of using core iOS frameworks, such as UIKit
  • Demonstrate experience and clear understanding of testing best practices and frameworks, such as XCTest
  • Up-to-date practical knowledge of App Store Connect and the iOS release process
  • Knowledge of SwiftUI from a practical or theoretical perspective
  • Past experience using CoreData
  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs
  • Ability to reason about other people's code and provide constructive feedback (not necessarily in the same language)
  • Solution-oriented, delivery-focused and put a high emphasis on quality
  • Excellent communication abilities and a high team orientation
  • Able to demonstrate understanding/experience of working in Agile environments and Agile culture
  • Willingness to help tackle other disciplines such as Android, and API


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Push notifications
  • StoreKit/taking payments
  • Combine
  • CI/CD (GitHub Actions, Fastlane, Xcode Cloud)
  • Analytics (Firebase, Mixpanel, Amplitude, etc)
  • Experience in Android app development


What we're about

You'll join a scale-up team building upon the iOS & Android app aimed at supporting parents to develop the skills of their children from birth until 5 years old.

You will be working with second time around founders Jennie Johnson MBE and Alistair Bryce-Clegg, both recognised leaders in the Early Years Sector and their exceptional wider team, to deliver a best-in-class solution.

We have a flexible working approach and a company where everyone can bring their authentic self to work; our job as founders is to create an environment where colleagues can flourish and deliver.

Whilst we work hard, happiness is central to our culture and high performing team. We spend a lot of our life with our colleagues, so let's enjoy ourselves too!

If you want a job that has a tangible impact on the world and future generations, come and join and shape the journey.


Our offering

  • Salary circa. £55k
  • 25 vacation days (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working, including working from home*
  • Happiness and wellbeing focused
  • UK Healthcare Benefits Package which enables you to reclaim costs for a number of prescriptions, dental costs etc and provides a 24-hour confidential helpline covering everything from counselling to advice about financial and legal matters. Dependent children in full-time education, up to the age of 24 are included with your membership
  • Mental health first-aiders

* Our head office is located in Didsbury, Greater Manchester, and your attendance at the office will occasionally be required. We also hold a monthly full-team meeting in our Didsbury office or central Manchester.


Application process

Send us your CV and optional cover letter to careers@mffy.com, and we’ll get you started on the journey.

Our application process is a two-way street, we’ll ask questions, but we want you to ensure that this is the proper role, opportunity, and place for your future, so please ask us anything.

Even if you feel you don't meet all the requirements, we are still happy to get to know you, learn more about your ambitions and ideas and we look forward to receiving your application!

We welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of their gender, personality, national origin, race, religion, colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.