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lead IOS engineer - Champion accessibility


Seattle WA,US

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As a lead iOS engineer on the team, you will be responsible for driving successful delivery of your work, utilizing your passion and in-depth knowledge of iOS accessibility to improve client components, identifying then subsequently helping to drive efforts to mature team practices and improve the native digital platform. This role requires an effective technical collaborator who has core iOS development expertise and has built and deployed apps to the Apple App Store.

As a lead engineer, you will lead the assessment of new projects and features for feasibility, write code for the latest features and important bug fixes, champion accessibility, and lead the test and release of those features to the public.


Build, iterate, and enhance the Starbucks iOS application
Champion accessibility
Lead the ongoing improvement of architecture and code reviews
Optimize existing code for maintainability and testability
Improve app quality with the development of unit and automated UI tests
Mature, evolve and lead team testing practice and philosophy
Lead vision/strategy and patterns/practices exercises with the team
Mentor for other partners / lead by example
Take active role in interviewing and helping to grow the team

About You

You approach challenges and problems with a positive solution-oriented mindset.
You can react swiftly to changing requirements and develop and explore alternative solutions
You have a proven ability to learn new technologies relatively quickly and apply the gained knowledge to address customer and business problems
You have a passion for iOS and you are up to speed on the latest Swift and iOS trends and developments
A strong passion for learning and adapting to new technologies to deliver business value

Technical Requirements

Extensive software engineering experience with the iOS platform
4+ years of professional experience developing consumer-facing iOS mobile applications
5+ years of software development experience
Strong experience in integrating RESTful APIs, GraphQL, push notifications and multi-threaded applications
Attention to detail, particularly around software engineering fundamentals, testing methodologies, and quality.
Advanced proficiency with one or more common modern mobile architectural patterns (VIPER, MVVM, MVP) and reactive programming
Strong experience in Swift with some proficiency in Objective-C
Knowledge of accessibility standards: WCAG, Section 508. Knowledge of International laws is a plus
Familiarity using Appleā€™s accessibility features (Voiceover, Switch Control) is a plus
Experience with Core Location services is a plus
Experience writing integration and unit tests
Strong Git experience
Experience with XCode profiling tools to identify and improve app performance is a plus
Desired: Interest in creating accessible (a11y) products that everyone can use. A CPACC or WAS certification is preferred, but not required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

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