iOS developer for human rights organization

Annual base salary (This could vary from candidate to candidate)


  • Developing new iOS apps and adding features to existing apps.
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high-quality code.
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high-quality code.
  • Troubleshooting, fixing bugs, and improving app performance.
  • Ensuring the success of our iOS apps, including security, performance, and stability.
  • Identifying ideas to improve system performance and impact availability.
  • Developing technical specifications and plans.
  • Drafting internal documentation on new features and code

What we need (required qualifications):

  • You have at least 3 years of experience developing iOS native apps, from complex UIs to reliable remote API access and data storage. 5 years of experience is preferable.
  • You have experience working with Git.
  • You resonate with Horizontal’s values.
  • You are flexible and independent. We are a distributed team and remote work isn't for everyone: it requires discipline and the ability to work independently, communicate daily over several different platforms, and be flexible to accommodate meetings across multiple time zones. You should also be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • You are naturally curious, willing to learn from others and to work collaboratively. We're always striving to get better at what we do and learn new skills or tools, and are not scared to say "I don't know, I'll research it".

What we would like (preferred qualifications):

  • You are familiar with Android development, hacking with Linux OS, or have some backend development skills.
  • You have experience working on security-focused applications.
  • You have experience working on civic tech, human rights, internet freedom, social justice, or activism (not necessarily as a developer).
  • You are fluent in a language other than English.

What we DON'T need:

  • You don’t have to be completely fluent in written and spoken English. We just need you to understand and speak English well enough to ensure that we can work together effectively.
  • You don’t need formal education. We are looking for skill and passion more so than degrees.
Horizontal is a nonprofit organization serving frontline defenders, activists and journalists through digital security support and tool development. We leverage technology to empower grassroots communities to work safely from surveillance, censorship and repression.