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Senior iOS Engineer, Tech Lead

Lead feature deployment, enhancing user engagement and satisfaction.
San Francisco, California, United States
$164,000-$246,000 USD per year
4 months ago


Voice AI games on smart speakers, TVs, and mobile

✨ About The Role

Role summary

Join Volley's mobile games team as a Senior iOS Engineer to lead the development of groundbreaking games and robust architectures. Utilizing Swift, UIKit, and SwiftUI, you'll be pivotal in delivering innovative features and shaping our core apps for the future of voice-controlled gaming.

This job offers a hybrid work arrangement. We're seeking candidates comfortable with on-site attendance at our Bay Area office 2-3 times per week. We particularly encourage candidates who currently reside in or near the Bay Area or are willing to relocate for on-site work to apply.

What you'll do at Volley

  • Lead the development and set the technical direction of innovative Swift, UIKit, and SwiftUI games focusing on speech recognition and voice interaction.
  • Architect and implement maintainable, high-quality apps that set the industry standards.
  • Work closely with the product and design teams, ensuring partnership and on-time feature development.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to understand user impact and make scope tradeoff decisions for successful partnerships.
  • Mentor junior engineers and conduct code reviews fostering a culture of collaboration and growth.
  • Analyze and optimize the stability and performance of our apps

Stuff you may have done before

  • Proven leadership in developing exceptional native iOS applications.
  • Agility in fast-paced environments, adept at delivering high-quality features in an ambiguous environment.
  • Familiarity with cross-platform development, especially Kotlin Multiplatform.
  • A strong passion for gaming and innovation in the game development space.


  • 6-9 years of native iOS engineering experience, with expertise in Swift, UIKit, and SwiftUI.
  • At least two years of experience in a tech lead role, guiding projects and mentoring engineers.
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality, maintainable code and scalable app architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional partners.

Our stack

  • Swift, UIKit, and SwiftUI (iOS)
  • Kotlin & Compose (Android)
  • TypeScript & Node (Backend)
  • Kotlin Multiplatform for shared mobile networking

Your first 90 days

  • Integrate with the mobile team, contributing to our codebase and culture.
  • Lead feature deployment, enhancing user engagement and satisfaction.
  • Propose technical and architectural improvements to our roadmap.
  • Collaborate with the product team to drive key performance metrics.

The hiring process

  • Stage 1 (Preliminary Phone Screen) with our Senior Recruiting Lead
  • Stage 2 (In-depth Technical Conversation) with one of our Senior Engineers
  • Stage 3 (Technical Interview) with a Mobile Engineer
  • Stage 4 (Virtual “On-Site”) with various partners and teammates. This is a mix of iOS development, systems design, and collaboration with partners interviews
  • Stage 5 (Founder Chat) with our Co-Founders
  • Stage 6 (Offer)

What's in it for you

  • Your medical, dental, and vision insurance is 100% covered by Volley, for yourself and all dependents and we match 401k!
  • We offer a flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model.
  • We offer 4 weeks of paid time off (enforced 2-week minimum), 16 paid holidays, 40 hours of bereavement leave, and unlimited sick days.
  • Our generous parental leave policy includes 24 weeks at 100% pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks at 100% pay for non-birthing parents.
  • A full breakdown of our benefits is here !

For Pay Transparency: The salary range that we expect to pay for this position is $164,000-$246,000 annually. This is a portion of the pay band for the role and level we are seeking. The final offer amount will depend on experience, education and skills. Base pay is only one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

About Us

Volley, named one of Y Combinator's Top Companies , is the leading developer of voice AI games and entertainment apps for smart speaker platforms like Amazon Alexa, smartphones, and connected TVs. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month.

We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:

We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars. Our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.

Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.

We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love coming together over Zoom happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!

Underrepresented candidates and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

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Senior iOS Engineer, Tech Lead
San Francisco, California, United States
$164,000-$246,000 USD per year
About Volley
Voice AI games on smart speakers, TVs, and mobile