Software Engineer (iOS)
SG Digital
Bristol, UK
4d ago

Job Description

The Software Engineer (iOS) role will be a key one for the SGD team. Reporting to a Development Lead, the Senior Software Engineer will be working alongside other Software Engineers, Project Managers, QA and Software Architects in order to shape and implement the technology and product deliverables that will drive forward SGD’s mobile applications strategic initiative.

The SGD Product Development teams are more aggressively adopting newer technologies, architectural principles and approaches to development, deployment and monitoring.

Software Engineers will be critical to ensure to ensure the highest coding standards and quality of deliverables to the QA and Delivery teams and for adoption by operators.

A Software Engineer will be expected to both lead and mentor less experienced developers, actively contributing to their day-to-day activities and training needs.

There will be a mixture of small, but strategically significant projects, and also large scale complex programmes of work, all delivered in an Agile format with direction from Product Management, but with delivery via a tightly contained team focused on quality deliverables.

A can do attitude and out-of-the-box thinking will be prerequisites!

Key Accountabilities

Development of new features and functionality for SGD native mobile applications, including the production of unit tests as and where required

Active participant in reviews for products and services delivered across the wider SGD Product Development Organisations

Ensuring code quality is maintained for products and services delivered by the team the Software Engineer is working with

Ensuring that products and services adhere to agreed performance KPIs and are delivered in line with SGD CI / CD requirements

Ensuring that all products and services have agreed levels of test coverage, in line with SGD requirements and adhering to agreed architectural and technology (including security) standards

Review of detailed release documentation for handover to Delivery teams

Maintenance of relevant technical sections of the internal Knowledge Base

Mentorship of less experienced Software Engineers

Key Responsibilities

Active understanding of solutions architecture and design, including KPI definition

Ability to input into high level estimates of software deliverables for planning purposes

Supporting the Development Lead, other Software Engineers and Delivery team leads to ensure continuous quality improvement in the development teams

Be an integral part of the design and architecture of SGD’s mobile applications

Proactively identify and address areas of material improvement, notably around performance, security and usability

Where applicable, ensuring that development team processes are aligned with technical processes prevalent in the wider company

Ensure that all team members have a clear understanding of the overall system architecture and design components, in the context of meeting product requirements and also Apple’s specific guidelines and requirements

Monitor and adapt to changes in the iOS Operating systems, native SDKs and build frameworks introduced by Apple

Knowledge of Agile development processes and scrum roles and responsibilities

On occasion, lead an Agile workstream


A Bachelor's degree (1st or 2 : 1) from a well regarded university in a computer science or traditional science subject such as physics or mathematics, engineering, or information systems

At least 4+ years of experience developing commercial iOS Mobile applications

At least two published iOS apps in the Apple App Store

Ability to document technical solutions in a variety of formats and to constructively share knowledge with less experienced team members

Ability to learn and critique new technologies quickly

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations to peer groups

Excellent teamwork skills, capable of supervising a small sub team or deputising in a management role

Demonstrably being able to deal with change on a daily basis; must be comfortable both with external factors driving this change as well as internal

Experience in contributing to and influencing technical strategic planning or responsibility for a technical strategy

Technical skills of relevance :


A minimum of 4 years’ hands-on experience in designing and developing mobile applications for iOS using Swift and Objective-C

Experience working with at least one other web wrapping native framework such as Ionic with HTML 5 and AngularJS, Cordova, React Native

Experience in developing data heavy, RESTful service driven applications using JSON data models

Experience with the process of creating iTunes store accounts and iOS app publication process

Demonstrable experience with TDD and / or BDD

General understanding of the use of Jenkins and Git (BitBucket)

Demonstrably strong understanding of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines


Experience in mobile web technologies (JavaScript, HTML5, AJAX, CSS)

Understanding of general UX principles for web applications, including responsive and adaptive design principles

Some knowledge of the Android ecosystem and apps

Use of a CI / CD framework for iOS applications development

General scripting skills : Bash, Python, Ruby, Javascript etc.

Domain knowledge is not required, but having worked on hands-on in fully native mobile app development is.

Additional Information

What can SG Digital give you

  • Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace
  • The opportunity to interact with global teams , and where appropriate switch teams and projects as you and our business continue to develop and grow
  • Tangible and genuine career development - at SG Digital, where you can take your career where you want it to go!
  • Exposure to real world and business critical projects & the chance to develop some of the world’s leading e-commerce sportsbooks whilst working with various clients and seeing lots of code!
  • Flexible benefits portal which means you can tailor a package which suits individual needs. These include private medical, enhanced life assurance, dental to name a few.
  • And if that’s not enough, you will get to enjoy flexible working, whilst we provide you with the guidance and development skills you need to progress quickly and enhance your career.

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