IOS Developer

  • 06/10/21
  • Sydney
  • Full Time

Software Engineer — iOS

Engineering · National , New South Wales

iOS Engineer

About Us


Liven's mission is to develop a cutting-edge technology platform that empowers hospitality to innovate and transform through the digital revolution. We're building innovative technology online and taking it offline, reinvigorating memorable consumer experiences in the physical restaurant, delivered by the brands, powered by the Liven platform.


We’re a VC-backed startup with merchant partners across Australia. We have 1M+ app downloads and the Liven app is rated 4.9 on the App Store. We share the same seed and series A investors as Zoom, Facebook, Canva, Wish, Airbnb, Netscape, and Zynga; just to name a few. 


New to Liven? Download the Liven app! We value feedback and will undoubtedly ask for your ideas during interviews:


We are looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to join our team of passionate foodies and technologists who live and breathe tech, startups, and growth.


We’re building our team with our culture and values in mind, and run cultural initiatives across the business, all of which align with our beloved 'Livenisms' (Values):


Respect - 'We respect all ingredients in our kitchen'

Growth Mindset - 'Always be cookin'

Free to innovate, willing to fail - 'Adventurous appetite'

Beginners mindset - 'Meals are nothing, Meal prep is everything'

Data-driven - 'Datalicious'

Question the status quo - 'Everything is on the menu'


About the Work


To help us achieve our vision, we are looking for someone to fill a key role on the team. We need a seasoned and motivated Senior iOS engineer to join us and help craft the future of Liven.


Our mobile apps are front and centre of Liven’s customer experience. It needs to be reliable, responsive, and a beautiful experience. People use Liven to engage with and discover places to eat and drink across Australia, and soon, the world. We also enable merchants to build relationships with their customers through the app and to provide their loyal supporters with perks and bonuses. 


In this role, you’ll be responsible for the design and development of the Liven iOS app. You’ll be engaging with our leadership, product management, core engineering, marketing, and growth teams to integrate and release new features for Liven, and be instrumental in ensuring that our architecture is rock solid. We treasure innovation, initiative, and inspiration, and you’ll be given a ton of autonomy and ownership of the app. You’ll be thinking both inside and outside of the proverbial box and have the opportunity to work with technologies as diverse as blockchain, financial services, food service, and customer engagement. 


We write our iOS app in Swift, but we’re expecting some legacy knowledge of Objective-C as well. 


We use the following Practices:

  • Agile Development
  • Architectural Principles
    • MVVM
    • Clean Architecture
    • MVC
    • MVP
  • SOLID Principles
  • Principles of Clean Code
  • Reactive Programming


And these core Technologies:

  • UIKit
  • SwiftUI
  • Core Location
  • Auto Layout
  • Swift Packages
  • CocoaPods
  • URLSession and Alamofire
  • Combine


Liven is a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


This role is open to applicants Australia-wide with a distributed working environment. We have clusters of folks in Melbourne and Sydney in particular, and office space in each, but we are flexible with your location.


About You


You are a strong innovator, able to build technology roadmaps for the app, and deliver on a consistent basis. You will have leadership skills and be able to communicate with others successfully, whether you agree with their approach or not, and make good arguments in support of your opinions. You have the confidence to make recommendations on architecture, infrastructure, and design to your team and leadership. You’ll need to be able to collaborate freely, and be willing to do what it takes to get the job done. You’re outcome focused, and technically adventurous. 


You will drive our iOS and mobile presence and be responsible for the Liven iOS app. With understanding of Apple design principles and the App Store processes, you’ll help us continue to be an app that people love and engage with.