SEEK Asia (JobsDB)

Senior iOS Developer

SEEK Asia (JobsDB)
Quarry Bay
Posted on 13-Oct-21

Senior iOS Developer

SEEK Asia (JobsDB)

Job Highlights

  • Our motto: Improving Lives through Better Careers
  • Company Values: We Care, We Aim High, We Deliver
  • Customized career development opportunities

Job Description

The Role

As a Senior iOS Developer in our iOS App Core Platform stream, you will play a key technical role evolving our core apps platform through the delivery of frameworks, patterns, tooling, and best practices to enable our teams to deliver high quality user experiences for our SEEK, JobsDB, and JobStreet mobile apps.  We are looking for talented engineers with a strong customer focus, passion for mobile app design, and that share our philosophy for high quality software engineering.

Senior iOS Developers are key members of our engineering team. You will be responsible for driving solutions, technical alignment, engineering quality, enabling capability, and productivity of our engineering team.  You’ll also, help drive continuous improvement initiatives and ensure we are delivering great outcomes for our customers. 

Key Responsibilities

With diverse commercial based experience in native iOS app development, the role will be primarily responsible for:

  • Delivering and leading (with support) technical implementation of best in class native experiences for our SEEK iOS App Platform aligned with SEEK’s strategic priorities.
  • Building high quality systems following SEEK development practices & principles and uplifting team engineering quality.
  • Maintaining platform health, ensuring our systems are secure, reliable, resilient and cost effective.
  • Co-driving the design & delivery of back-end experience APIs.
  • Leading improvement of our tooling to help the team become more efficient at what we do.
  • Actively participating and improving team ceremonies such as planning, goal setting, retrospectives and stand-ups.
  • Participating in our paid after-hours support roster (when needed).
So, what we are looking for:


  • Developing iOS applications in Swift with high quality engineering and user experience.
  • Engineering and maintaining long-lived app codebases for commercial-scale iOS Apps.
  • Leading feature and technical delivery as a technical member of a cross functional team in an agile development organisation.
  • Used agile development methodologies and practices such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, test driven development, behaviour driven development, pairing, code reviews, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. 
  • Experience working in distributed teams would be advantageous, however not mandatory. 
Personal Skills


  • Self-driven with positive attitude
  • Able to drive outcomes autonomously.
  • Comfortable problem solving using detailed analysis to deliver outcomes despite uncertainty and ambiguity.
  • Persists to do the right thing, especially in adverse situations.
  • High empathy and emotional intelligence.
  • Clear communicator with open minded collaboration, receptive to different ideas and feedback with a growth mindset.
  • High level of self-awareness with continuous improvement mindset.
  • Team player and supports cross-team collaboration.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities, identifying trade-offs/risks and manage technical and non-technical stakeholder expectations
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo to ensure solutions deliver value to customers.
  • Positive influence to build trust, safety and inclusion in teams.
  • Experience upskilling, coaching, and developing junior people.
  • Servant leader, empowers and enables high performance of others.
  • Able to coordinate, influence and motivate others to achieve outcomes.
  • Acts as an enabler for your team members, removing obstacles from their paths and identifying potentials for delivery, business and process improvements.

Technical Skills


  • Deep knowledge of software engineering principles and patterns in Swift.
  • Strong sense of software craftsmanship: writes clean, testable, effective, and communicable code, driving team engineering principles.
  • Experience driving design of and integration with backend services.
  • Experienced in creating and maintaining continuous delivery pipelines using current practices, patterns, & tooling.
  • Leads, with support, and helps coordinate the development team to deliver great engineering outcomes.


  • Pursues mastery of software delivery, drives a culture of continuous improvement, and inspires such pursuit in others.
  • Participates in user groups, meetups, conferences.
  • Contributes to open source projects.
  • Supports DevOps as a culture.
  • Acts as an ambassador to SEEK helping attract excellent talent.

Desired Values

  • Believed in aiming high to deliver world-class results and yet, not forgetting to care for others
The Team

Our iOS App Core Platform team is responsible for the foundational patterns, architecture, tooling, and practices that help our teams at SEEK deliver deep and rich mobile app experiences across our SEEK, JobsDB, and JobStreet brands. 

You'll be joining a cross-functional distributed agile team of product managers, developers, designers, business analysts, quality assurance specialists, delivery managers, and digital analysts located in Australia, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

The team values, and is driven by, a strong passion for our customers, high quality engineering and user experience,, and growth mindset to adapt and evolve our team capabilities to drive rapid delivery of value to our candidates and hirers. 

Key stakeholders you’ll be interacting with on your day to day:

  • Delivery Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Business Analysts / Iteration Manager
  • iOS, Android, and Back-End Developers
  • Visual Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Quality Specialists
  • Digital Analysts

You will also collaborate with stakeholders outside of the core team, including teams such as:

  • Asia Pacific Candidate Streams
  • Artificial Intelligence and Platform Services
  • Security
  • Data Services
  • Application and Customer Support
  • Marketing
  • Other delivery teams within SEEK

Reports to

  • Senior Business Analyst / Iteration Manager

Additional Information

Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
Company Website

Company Overview

About JobsDB
SEEK’s portfolio of diverse businesses makes a positive impact on a truly global scale. Our purpose is to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed. We create world-class technology solutions to connect more people to relevant employment, education, small business and volunteer opportunities.   

SEEK has evolved from being a domestic online employment classifieds business to the largest global online marketplace, operating in 19 countries. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, there are now over 6,000 people working for SEEK globally. Our reach includes Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Mexico, South East Asia, Southern Africa, India and Bangladesh. We believe the key to our success is creating a work environment which is challenging, rewarding and inclusive. We are committed to making a difference to our community as well as to our company.  

In SEEK Asia, our purpose is to improve lives through better careers. Formed from the recent merger of the two leading portals in the region, and jobsDB, SEEK’s Asian operation now employs 1,500 people operating across 7 countries in South-East Asian countries and is the leading job portal and Asia's preferred destination for candidates and hirers. It now has ambitious growth plans that include expanding its product set and customer base. To support this, we are transforming our sales and service organization including moving to a more solution-based selling approach, increasing use of digital channels and becoming more data-driven.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours