iOS Software Engineer

Job Description:

iOS Software Engineer

About Our Team

We are looking for a iOS engineer to help us build and improve the Wall Street Journal app for iPhone and iPad. As a mobile engineer, you'll join our team of developers working together to bring innovative news and storytelling techniques to our mobile platform. Our team consists of iOS, Android, and backend developers working closely with product, design, and the newsroom.

About Our Work

  • We write all new code in Swift
  • We prioritize new iOS features
  • Use use Git for source control
  • We use Git Flow for building features
  • We code review all pull requests
  • We use continuous integration, with automatically deployed builds, internally and submitted to Apple
  • We write tests for new code
  • We work closely with product, design, and the newsroom
  • We are continually adapting and refining our process

About the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. It is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million digital and print subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp. The Wall Street Journal iOS app has millions of users, and has been repeatedly featured by Apple.


  • At least one year of iOS development experience
  • Experience with Swift or Objective-C (preferably both)
  • A Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • Fluency with Object-oriented programming and Model–View–Controller architecture
  • Experience with Xcode and performance profiling in Instruments
  • Familiarity with Apple's Human Interface Guidelines

Nice to Have

  • Experience accessing an API, e.g., JSON or XML and displaying the downloaded content natively in an iOS app
  • Fluency with Scripting Languages, such as Bash, Ruby, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with HTML & CSS
  • Experience with templating languages and grid-based layouts
  • Experience with the software development life-cycle, especially Agile and Scrum
  • An online technical presence, e.g., GitHub or technical writing

Company Overview:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world's largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

Requisition ID 2017-30037

Job Locations USA-NY-NEW YORK

Job Function IT Development


Job Area1 Technology

Job Area2 Mobile Development

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Geoff R.

News Editor, WSJ

Geoff manages the Money Investing Section of the WSJ, coordinating visual, graphical, and copy content published in print and online to present readers with the best finance market stories.

Sendi D.

Subscriber Services Manager

Sendi works in Subscription Department at Dow Jones, dealing with fraudulent complaints and providing customer service support for WSJ, WSJ+, Barron's, and its affiliated sub-agencies.

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