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Lead Software Engineer - Mobile (iOS)

Freshworks

Freshworks

Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Company Description

About Freshworks

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end user. More than 50,000 companies -- from startups to public companies -- around the world use Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience ]CRM) and employee experience (ITSM, HRSM). Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a dedicated team operating from 13 global locations to serve 50,000+ customers including Bridgestone, Chargebee, DeliveryHero, ITV, Klarna, Multichoice, OfficeMax, TaylorMade and Vice Media.

Freshworks transforms the way world-class organizations collaborate with customers and co-workers. The suite includes Freshdesk (omni-channel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshteam (HR management system). Freshworks has received numerous accolades including 2019 Startup of the Year form Economic Times, #16 ranking on the Forbes’ Cloud 100 list and #22 on the Battery Ventures/Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2020. Our suite of products has also been recognized by analysts including the Gartner Magic Quadrants for CRM Customer Engagement, IT Service Management and Sales Force Automation.

While Freshworks has had incredible organic growth over the last few years, the company also has made targeted acquisitions that add critical capabilities to the portfolio including Natural Language Processing, Chatbots, Machine Learning, Social and Messaging Transformation. Freshworks has raised over $400 million in capital and is funded by Accel, CapitalG, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management. More information is available at www.Freshworks.com.

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose and passion, irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, our communities and our business.

Job Description

Overview of the Role :

We are seeking a Lead Mobile Developer to optimize our apps for iOS devices, ensuring they deliver exceptional user experiences. Your role will entail prioritizing intuitive design and aesthetics to enhance usability and provide our app users with top-notch experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding Business Needs and Technology: Start by comprehensively understanding the business requirements alongside relevant technological aspects.

  • Identifying Impacts Across Levels: Assess and acknowledge impacts on both technical and functional levels to ensure a holistic understanding of the project.

  • Milestone-oriented Approach: Break down the requirements into manageable milestones to facilitate effective project management.

  • SWAG Estimation: Use SWAG (Sophisticated Wild-Ass Guess) estimation technique to provide initial, high-level estimates for project scope.

  • Technical Solution Definition: Define feasible technical solutions while highlighting potential limitations, necessitating proof of concepts (POCs) if required. System design specifications may be drafted if the task demands it.

  • User-Story Based Milestones: Decompose each milestone into well-defined user stories for granular task management. Utilize bottom-up estimation to derive engineering ETA for each user story, enabling effective timeline planning.

  • Development Workflow Fundamentals: Proficient in Git for repository management and branching strategies, with expertise in GitHub features for streamlined code management.

  • Mobile Development Skills: Advanced iOS framework knowledge (SwiftUI, UIKit, Foundation) and integration proficiency (Firebase, Heap), alongside familiarity with Go programming is a plus.

  • Security and Compliance Awareness: Experienced in implementing app security measures and ensuring compliance with industry standards like GDPR and HIPPA.

  • Tool Proficiency: Skilled in utilizing debugging and performance analysis tools (Charles Proxy, LLDB, Instruments) and proficient in code review practices for ensuring quality and security.

  • Programming Skills and Development Practices: Proficient in Swift/Objective-C syntax, build tools (Xcode, Fastlane), and adept at applying OOP principles, design patterns, and architectural patterns in development workflows.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field is required, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience will be considered.

Should possess 7 to 10 years of experience in iOS native mobile app development, demonstrating a strong grasp of iOS architecture and frameworks, with proficiency in Objective-C and Swift (Preferred).

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

At Freshworks, we are creating a global workplace that enables everyone to find their true potential, purpose, and passion irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all and believe that diversity in the workplace creates a more vibrant, richer work environment that advances the goals of our employees, communities and the business.