Senior iOS Engineer

As recently reported in Techcrunch, harbor is an LA-based startup tackling global problems. We think that technology can help keep homes and families safe from everything: Earthquakes, Hurricanes, even House Fires. If you like working with a tightly-knit group of proven entrepreneurs and technologists, and you love creatively solving massive problems, come join us.

About the Role:

harbor is looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to contribute where design meets code – turning designs and wireframes into high quality reusable and reliable Swift code. This individual is fluent in Swift and iOS SDK and will be the advocate for HIG UI design principles, patterns, and best practices at harbor. The Senior iOS Engineer will be empowered to own everything iOS and come up with solutions to challenges and opportunities. As our Senior iOS Engineer, you will work closely with the rest of our team to turn ideas into tangible user experiences that delight the harbor user.


  • Manage iOS development throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Analyze and correct issues such as bottlenecks, bugs, dependency problems, memory leaks and help maintain stable code, organization, and automatization
  • Oversee mobile design, architecture, implementation of new features, and improvement of the existing code
  • Partner with peers to find efficient solutions for architectural problems
  • Lead code reviews and tech sessions – be the voice of iOS at harbor!
  • Design and implement test automation and unit tests
  • Implement CI/CD process

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of software development experience in Swift and object-oriented design, including working knowledge of standard libraries and design patterns
  • Deep understanding of core software concepts, including networking, security, memory management, multi-threading, and application life-cycle management
  • Knowledge of latest mobile emerging technologies, architectures, and trends
  • Proficient in debugging and performance tuning and knowledge of creating unit tests as well as working on various testing frameworks
  • Understanding of web/cloud services, experience with REST APIs
  • Successfully launched apps in the App Store
  • Strong knowledge of iOS SDK, different versions of iOS, and experience managing different screen sizes
  • Experience integrating custom and 3rd party API’s
  • Bonus points for experience with SwiftUI
  • Familiarity with APNS, and continuous integration a plus

About harbor

We’re witnessing a new normal. Disasters have evolved from out-of-place to commonplace. Wildfires, hurricanes and pandemics are part of our everyday lives. And they feel closer, too: disaster vibrates in your pocket. We have a new mindset. We’re starting to wonder, “What will happen today?” But we’re not yet taking action to prepare.

For us, preparation is not about “guns and bunkers” survivalists, but about forming healthy habits; think Duolingo, but harbor keeps your home and family safe from the next Earthquake or Hurricane.

We are reimagining emergency readiness, bringing "household wellness" to American families by helping people increase their safety and preparedness in the face of the unexpected. Our forthcoming app and readiness platform will provide a simple, relatable way to assess and develop preparedness and gain peace-of-mind. By curating expert advice and personalizing, automating, and gamifying key aspects of home safety, harbor aims to make getting ready for the unexpected a fun and easy part of everyday habits.

harbor launches at a time when Americans are experiencing the acute impacts of climate change and other disruptions, including an increased frequency and severity of disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, storms and drought. In 2019 alone, the U.S. experienced an historic 14 "billion-dollar" climate events. Between 2014 and 2019, 97 percent of Americans were affected by some kind of natural disaster, yet only 2 percent were prepared for these types of events. Beyond wildfires and hurricanes, every second in the U.S. there is a house fire, and 60% of home fire deaths involve missing or malfunctioning smoke detectors. The pandemic's impact on our lives has only reinforced how ill-prepared Americans are.

An app that will save your life? Pretty cool.