iOS Engineer


Depop is the most fun way to buy and sell straight from your pocket. Sell & buy unique things by simply taking a picture. It’s social, users recently voted the app one of London’s top 10 most loved apps. Depop is a fast-growing mobile social marketplace on a mission to revolutionise mobile e-commerce. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to join an early stage company based in the Shoreditch area of London, backed by some of the most prestigious VC’s in the industry.

About You:

We are hunting iOS engineers eager to produce the most evocative buying and selling experience. Along the way, we would also imagine you melding minds with our designers, and occasionally producing some real iOS wonderment we give back to the development community.


  • Craft the best user experience for buying and selling, including easy payment method, and real-time chat ability.
  • Work closely with designers and product managers to develop the best experience possible for our users.
  • Propose new technologies when they would advance the platform.
  • Invest time in remaining current with iOS engineering developments.
  • Maintain a healthy curiosity toward other apps on the App Store. Inspiration is good!
  • Optimise the performance of the app.
  • Ensure our localization effort supports introduction to new countries.
  • Be passionate about making Depop the most fun way to buy and sell.


  • Inventive mind with a healthy sprinkling of BSc and PhD in CS, Maths, or Physics.
  • 3+ years of Objective-C and Xcode experience, with real exposure to iOS 6 through to iOS 9.
  • Experience using Swift in a production iOS app.
  • Have had responsibility for shipping at least one well regarded iOS application.
  • Strong experience in consuming a RESTful API.
  • Experience producing apps featuring a fast, consistent, and non-blocking user experience.
  • Able to exercise great judgement on when to craft your own frameworks, as opposed to employing those from the community.
  • Experience automating testing of an iOS app and automating the build and release process for iOS apps.

Desired Skills:

  • Image manipulation, with special consideration toward image filtering through OpenGL
  • HTML/CSS comfort (should we have a need to go beyond native UI)


  • Great offices near Old Street
  • Flexible, relaxed atmosphere, working with a well-funded, amazing and very friendly team
  • Competitive salary with share options
  • 25 days paid holidays & option to buy/sell more
  • Apple staff discount
  • Fully stocked snack cupboard, drinks fridge and fresh fruit.
  • Wonderful Wednesdays & Friday drinks
  • Staff parties & events
  • Depop Pension (coming soon)
  • Ride to work / Childcare/ Eyecare vouchers on request
  • Special stuff on birthdays & life events

Equality Statement

We value a diverse and collaborative workplace and we are looking for the most outstanding person to join our team regardless of background, race, ethnicity, prior arrest/conviction records, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, regional accent, politics, or favorite reality show.

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