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iOS Developer Omvana

Be part of the team that is expanding the #1 Meditation App in Over 30 Countries with over 1.5M Downloads while working in an international team of 55+ countries and making an impact on the world through great tech products. All, while enjoying the amazing lifestyle that only South East Asia can provide you.

Mindvalley is an E-learning company that builds a whole string of apps, platforms and courses on personal growth all designed to enable people to live epic lives.

We aim at innovating on transformational education for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more. We stand for ideas that enable people to be extraordinary and impact lives. Founded in 2003 by Vishen Lakhiani, we are a team of 250+ people from 55+ countries, working across a wide range of interrelated businesses that are dedicated towards pushing humanity forward through reforming global education.

The Role

Omvana is Mindvalley’s baby, first created in 2013. It became the World’s #1 Meditation App in Over 30 Countries with over 1.5M downloads. It is a project born out of a crazy idea, allowing people to mix their meditations with different sounds as a fun and engaging way to retain people on one of the world’s most ancient, healthy and effective mindfulness practices.

That crazy idea was nurtured and it soon became worthy of the attention of the most remarkable publications out there, from College Articles to renomated newspapers such as The New York Timesand The Guardian, reaching big names on the health field like Healthline and resulting in more than 29,000 mentions through the internet. But more than our numbers, we are proud of the positive impact Omvana has caused on hundreds of thousands of lives, and now, we intend to expand this project and reach the hundreds of millions. 

And we are looking for smart people, like you, to help us achieve this goal. 

Being one of our developers, you'll have an opportunity to learn and grow your technical as well as personal skills. The ability to write performant and clean code with great attention to detail is essential, but you will be part of something bigger than building features. We hope you are interested because we want you to: 

  • Participate in the product creation working closely with UX designers and Product Managers;

  • Ensure performance, quality and responsiveness;

  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs;

  • Be open to learn and share knowledge with the team;

  • Contribute. From code architecture to product features to visual designs; 

You are more than just a developer, someone who understands that a great app must do great things yet is simple and intuitive. You are pixel-perfect, knowing that a pixel to the right is not merely a pixel to the right. You understand that an organised code with the well-applied design patterns will make a difference. You are fascinated about technology and eager to learn everything you can, applying the coolest and most amazing techniques there are. You add a "magic touch" that will dazzle your users.

Requirements

  • A minimum of  2 years experience as an iOS Engineer (your seniority level will be measured by your experience and released apps)
  • Good Experience with Swift and Cocoa Touch 
  • Experience with iOS Frameworks such as AVFoundation,  HealthKit, CoreData, etc;
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect  iOS apps to backend services;
  • Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
  • Master Interface builder tools such as Storyboards, Xibs and auto layouts
  • Experience with performance and memory tuning with tools

Nice-to-Have

  • Knowledge of other web technologies and UI/UX standards
  • Knowledge in Objective-C
  • Proficient understating of code versioning tools (Git/GitHub)
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools
  • Familiarity with audio and video streaming
  • Experience with different apple platforms (watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, macOS)

On the personal side

  • Interested in personal development, meditation, health & fitness or related topics 
  • Great logic and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • You feel comfortable (and enjoy) working outside your comfort zone
  • Be a team player, willing to do whatever is necessary to deliver a great product

This position requires you to be initially, physically located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and remote working is possible but limited and according to the team’s needs. We want you close because what we want and offer is the understanding of the big picture where you can see how what you are developing impact the metrics and the business.

 

Tech at Mindvalley

Due to the unique environment that Mindvalley has in terms of having its own ecosystem of applications that support the business, working with us in a technical role is a great challenge.  

We generally look for attitude over aptitude when it comes to technical skills, a history of proven execution and excellent root cause analysis problem solving skills are things that we value highly.

We predominantly build apps with an nginx, Unicorn, Ruby, Redis and PostgreSQL architecture on Linode so experience with any of these will be valuable to us.

The technical ecosystem is both interesting and broad covering systems that deal with:  

  • Payment processing (both check-out and backend)
  • Media streaming (live and repeated)
  • Serving websites to large audiences (high concurrency)
  • In-house customer service tools
  • Financial reporting
  • Shipping & logistics
  • E-mail handling (sign-ups, cohort analysis etc)
  • Authentication, identification & user data collection/analysis
  • In-house Textile based CMS for large number of sites

Any technical role will provide a good mix of development work, systems thinking, problem solving, business analysis with a large dose of teamwork. 

Engineering Culture

We run functional teams based on the SCRUM methodology and are a fairly Agile environment, with 2 week sprints and teams with a minimum of 2 developers (preferably 3) plus a Platform Owner. Sprints cannot be interrupted and work is planned out well in advance to keep stress down to a minimum.

We have a focus on scalability, stability and code quality and we use tools such as Circle-CI and Code Climate to help with that.

Other stuff we do/you will encounter:

  • Line by line code reviews for every pull request on Github, this maintains code quality and keeps everyone in the loop & learning.
  • At least 2 people working together on every project (collaborating not pairing)
  • Full test coverage for everything important
  • Constant learning (we have learn days, and unlimited book budget, conference/training budget etc.)

 

About Mindvalley

Why do insanely smart people from around the world give up traditional job ideas and instead come and work for MindValley

J-O-B is a dirty word. Work, we believe, needs to be fun, educational and something that makes you excited so much, that you jump out of bed each morning.

Screw the Traditional 9-5 Job. Instead, get paid to Play, Create, Learn and Grow. It’s like Being a Child Again. But with a Salary.

You'll be exposed to some of the best knowledge, people, and resources available anywhere - which you can apply to your own projects and become much more employable. Mindvalley is considered one of the top places in the world to work and has been written about in magazines, articles and on TV. 

Here are some More Perks:

  • An office that was voted one of the top ten Coolest Offices in the World in an Inc Magazine audience poll
  • Our company is a 6 time winner of the World's Most Democratic Workplace Award
  • Work on a team that's launching some of the most innovative and highest grossing apps on the iTunes store
  • We have our own 150 seater Auditorium that hosts the best tech meetups in our city. Tons of growth and connection opps
  • Annual trip to paradise island, a team of 100+ folks from 32 countries, killer growth opportunities, flexitime and more
  • Plus, we'll give you a Macbook or PC laptop which you can take home and use on the weekends and after working hours.

Plus you'll enjoy flexible working hours, which fit into your life as you want them to - a competitive salary, and you'll get to work in a medium size, highly international team. You'll also get whatever hardware and software you need to ensure that you can play, create, learn, and grow more every day.

We're looking for people with a passion for technology, who want to have an impact and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

If this is you, don't delay - make sure you jump on this rare opportunity now, you may never get this chance again.

Your application must include:

  1. A resume in pdf formatInclude into your resume the links to software, mobile apps, your coding samples, or your web designs and portfolio so we can see proof of your talents.
  2. Your completed application questionnaire.

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