iOS developer for human rights organization

Posted on December 20th, 2022 | 48 days left to apply | 58 views

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.
We want to hire individuals who are in line with our values and mission, are a good match at a technical level, and who can join the team for more than a few months (and ideally for many years!). For this reason, the application process is a little lengthy. But we are committed to completing the whole process in about two months. The different steps of the application process are: Initial review of the application: we assess whether you’d be a good match with our organization in terms of values and mission, and if you have all of the required qualifications. Technical review of the application: an iOS engineer reviews the technical aspects of your application, including past projects, code repositories, etc. First interview: you will meet with the programs lead and/or the operations lead to chat about your previous experience and your interest working at Horizontal. Technical interview: you will meet with one iOS engineers, who will ask you technical questions on iOS technologies and how you approach technical challenges. Technical assessment: you will be asked to complete a technical test so that we can better assess your skills. The test will take no longer than five hours. Nobody should work for free, so this assessment is compensated. Team interview: you will meet with 4 or 5 team members for a casual conversation on your work habits and preferences, your motivation in joining us, and how things work internally at Horizontal. This is as much for team members to get to know as for you to get to know us and make an informed decision on whether Horizontal is the right place for you!
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.
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