ForeFlight is looking for an iOS developer to join our map team. This position is for a unique and technically well-rounded individual with experience building and shipping iOS apps. This person will help us create the next generation of mapping technologies for ForeFlight Mobile on the iPad and iPhone.
Technically, this person is experienced in Objective-C and Cocoa development, with a track record of shipping exquisitely-designed apps. This person has a solid understanding of UIKit, database design with SQLite/Core Data, communicating with web services, and memory management with and without ARC. This person can hit the ground running on iOS 8 and iOS 9 technologies, writing rock-solid code with blocks, GCD, and Auto Layout. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.
Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear. This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individual's ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this person’s unique abilities.
This position is based in our Portland, Maine office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.
Technologies / Skills
- Deep knowledge of Objective-C and Xcode, including modern syntax and blocks
- UIKit, Auto Layout
- Solid understanding of memory management with and without ARC
- Experience with presenting GIS data via MapKit or an alternative mapping engine
- Sqlite and relational data design
- Experience communicating with web services
- Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies
- Experience reading and utilizing various GIS and terrain data formats
- Experience with OpenGLES or other GPU rendering/computational technology
- Working knowledge of C/C++ (C++11 or C++14 preferred)
- Health and dental benefits.
- 401(k) with matching.
- Performance-based bonuses.
- Flight training reimbursement.
About ForeFlight, LLC
ForeFlight produces the best-selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top grossing iPad apps in the App Store.
We are known for our exceptional software user interface design and responsive, knowledgeable customer support team. ForeFlight Mobile, our flagship application, was named Aviation Consumer's 2011 App of the Year and received Flying Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013. This year our app has been featured in the “Your Verse” iPad commercial
and the “You’re more powerful” iPhone commercial
We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test
. We love shipping.
If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.