Senior iOS Software Developer



Toronto, Canada
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

SSENSE (pronounced [es-uhns]) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce. Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else. 

SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views. Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.

Job Description

SSENSE is looking for a Senior iOS Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team. The Senior iOS Developer will take complex features of the product roadmap, break them down into their required technical components, and develop them independently. As part of this growing domain, you will get the opportunity to work on a consumer facing native iOS app that interfaces with GraphQL servers, and is evolving towards a reactive architecture leveraging SwiftUI and Combine.


The ideal candidate will own at least one component of the SSENSE technical stack and hold accountability for its SLAs along with actively contributing to knowledge dissemination within the organization, participate in the recruiting and onboarding of new employees, and mentor Junior iOS Developers on the team.


  • Product delivery

    • Develop a deep understanding of the product roadmap for the squad, including future features to be developed

    • Contribute to high-level estimation and participate in laying out the development sequences, challenging the product roadmap and identifying areas where technical debt can be reduced or avoided

    • Complete independently complex development tasks and actively contribute to pushing code to production

    • Write testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, respecting best practices and SSENSE development standards

    • Review Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams and technical documentation

  • Ownership and accountability

    • Be accountable for code quality, with the assistance of a QA Analyst, by conducting adequate testing

    • Be accountable for performance, reliability, scalability and resilience of at least one technical component owned by the squad through SLAs and monitoring

    • Contribute to cross-squad initiatives, acting as a change agent amongst peers to foster adoption of new processes or technical solutions

  • Knowledge sharing and coaching

    • Review Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topics

    • Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, to promote continuous learning

    • Participate in the onboarding of new developers 

  • Architecture

    • Contribute to solution designs, challenging other members on technical decisions and explaining the technical design to junior developers so they can write documentation for the rest of the team

  • Recruiting

    • Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an asset

  • A minimum of 5 years of native iOS development experience, SwiftUI experience is nice to have.

  • Knowledge related to publishing on the App Store.

  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

  • Experience with MVC, MVVM or Redux is preferred.

  • Experience with XCTest to automate tests is required.

  • Experience with GraphQL and Understanding of Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.

  • Proficiency in Git.

  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills


  • Highly analytical and detail oriented

  • Ability to coach and mentor junior employees to achieve personal and professional goals

  • Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership

  • Ability to influence and drive change

  • Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing Web technologies and techniques

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