Senior iOS Developer

pension, health insurance
29 Apr 2021
29 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

The opportunity would see you in join the Mobile Client software development team (Sky Go) which forms part of a much wider collection of teams that develop the Mobile platform and associated clients. Together we use cutting edge, highly scalable, technology to delight our customers with online services which allow them to consume Sky content online and on numerous hardware platforms.


- Design, develop and test features in new iPhone and iPad applications

- Create application architectures that scale predictably, facilitate development across multiple developers and teams and promote maintainability and extensibility.

- Follow software delivery principles and guidelines based on internal Sky standards and industry best-practices.

- Ensure that design, development and testing activities adhere to these guidelines.

- Create prototypes of new technologies across iOS devices.

- Enables and executes continual improvement across people and systems - Takes pride and ownership in work

- Influence business decisions (and be influenced)

- Identifies and pre-empts potential conflict, ensuring continued collaboration.

- Promotes a team ethos across organisation boundaries, creating working relationships within and outside the organisation


- Hands on, demonstrable experience of designing solutions for feature requirements in the Agile Scrum teams and translating these into high quality code

- Expert iOS development knowledge with Objective-C, Swift, XCode, Cocoa

- Applied knowledge of software engineer best practice and multiple software development methodologies. e.g. XP, Scrum

- Applied knowledge of design patterns with simple succinct and clean code and principles of Test Driven Development on iOS and the benefits that are realised.

- Applied knowledge of principles of Business Driven Development on iOS and the benefits that are realised.

- Expert knowledge of Object Oriented design and implementation.

- In-depth experience of working with RESTful APIs and developing user interfaces (esp. Adaptive Layout) and collaborating with UX/UI designers

- Multiple applications published in the Apple App Store

- Familiarity with Server Side integration, and knowledge of at least one major content management system a big plus

- Experience with the application publishing lifecycle with iOS

- Knowledge of Audio-Video technologies and their implementation on iOS devices

- Experience of working collaboratively with non-technical business staff in order to agree requirements, timescales and acceptance criteria.

- Examples of work on GitHub/GitLab/CI

Group Product: We're the team behind the infamous Sky products line-up. From Sky+ to Sky Q. From hardware and software to intricate design. Could you help us turn an idea into the next big thing? As a team, we're collaborative, empowered and innovative - together, we're proud that everyone's favourite Sky products are #MadeByUs.


There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place

- A generous pension package

- Private healthcare

- Discounted mobile and broadband



Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.


Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.


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