Scribd: iPhone/iPad Developer

Posted by | April 21, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA


About Scribd: 
Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company with more than 70 million readers every month. We’ve made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web and mobile devices. Scribd is where your content finds an audience, where people connect with the information that matters most to them, where the world comes to read. 
Our patent-pending HTML5 conversion technology has democratized the publishing process. Now, anyone can instantly upload and transform any file — including PDF, Word and PowerPoint — into a web document that’s discoverable through search engines, shared on social networks and read on billions of mobile devices. And with Scribd Readcast, Facebook Instant Personalization and “like” integration, we’re transitioning reading from a solitary experience to a social one. Every day, millions of people contribute to the conversations happening on Scribd by commenting, rating and Readcasting to friends on Scribd, Facebook and Twitter. 
Scribd headquarters is an airy, naturally-lit loft in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA technology district. Our team is talented, passionate, motivated and above all fun. You’ll often find us holding group brainstorming sessions, eating together as a team, playing winner-take-all ping-pong and pool, and celebrating our successes along the way. We offer competitive salaries, generous equity stakes, stellar benefits, flexible work hours, catered lunches and dinners, and a stocked kitchen. 
As a small, San Francisco-based company, Scribd backed by some of the top investors in the world, including Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, the Kinsey Hills group, Paul Graham’s Y Combinator, and several well-known angel investors. Recently named one of the World Economic Forum’s 2011 Tech Pioneers at Davos, Scribd continues to have a global impact on how people read. To learn more about Scribd, visit our press page. 
The Job
Love your iPhone? Have little or no experience building iPhone applications, but want to learn? You may have just found a perfect opportunity.
Scribd is already one of the largest applications on the web, and now we are making an aggressive push into mobile. We believe that existing mobile reading experiences do not take full advantage of the power of the new smartphones, and that we can do a better job. With our library of over 150 million articles, our mobile apps will give consumers access to more written content than any other app currently available.
We are building out a terrific mobile team with experience in both iPhone and Android platforms to create these applications. However, we are supplementing the team with a limited number of engineers who have a strong general computer science background but are not yet expert iPhone developers. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get into mobile app development.
The Ideal Profile
We are looking for people with a strong engineering background who enjoy building high quality products used by millions. Because Objective C is based on C, a strong understanding of C/C++ development and memory management are important. A good product sense, an understanding of the mobile app ecosystem, and strong personal initiative are essential.
Mobile development on iOS. Design, architect, implement, and QA Scribd’s new mobile apps. Work creatively to solve challenging problems.
  • 1+ years work experience as a software engineer
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of scalability, systems engineering, and algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of C/C++
  • Understanding of memory management
  • Prior knowledge of Objective C, Mac development, or iOS development is a plus but not required
  • Good product sense and design sense
This position reports to Dir of Engineering.
Availability: Full-time.
Location: You are preferably located near San Francisco, CA. Relocation assistance is designed on a per-case basis. In short, we’ll be creative to get you here.

To apply: Please send your email cover letter and resume with the subject "Your name– iPhone/iPad Developer– via to All communication and correspondence is held in the strictest confidence to ensure that you can connect and learn

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