iOS Engineer

Sporty’s sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa’s list of top websites for the countries they operate in. Sporty launched its first iOS app to its millions of users at the end of January 2021. As an iOS developer in our team, you’ll be on the ground floor for the greenfield development of one of Africa’s most popular iOS apps expanding into our latest global territories.

Our Stack

  • Languages: Swift
  • Architecture: MVC, MVVM
  • Layout: Programmatic UI, Xib
  • Testing: XCTest
  • Dependency management: Swift Package Manager
  • CI/CD: Fastlane, Github Action, Jenkins


  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers and Backend Engineers to design and deliver high-quality products on iOS
  • Build end-to-end features of the app, such as networking, persistence, business logic and UI
  • Prepare and maintain documents that include architectural diagrams and navigation maps in your area of expertise
  • Analyse and prepare recommendations to address existing and potential issues in systems and procedures across the organisation, as well as design and recommend new solutions
  • Participate in code reviews with team members to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate
  • Mentor less experienced team members


  • 2+ years of professional experience developing consumer-facing iOS applications using Swift
  • Experience developing, delivering, and supporting native iOS applications by integrating REST APIs, push notifications and multithreaded experience
  • Solid foundation around software engineering fundamentals, object-oriented programming, MVC architecture, and iOS design patterns
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, memory management, networking, caching, performance optimisation, localisation, and security for mobile applications
  • A creative approach to problem solving and crafting simplified solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Previous history of working with a remote, distributed team would be beneficial

Bonus Requirement

  • Experience with mobile video playback and streaming technologies
  • Experience with reactive programming, e.g. RxSwift, Combine
  • Experience with AVFoundation, CoreData, WKWebView
  • Experience with TCP / IP socket


  • Permanent remote based
  • Quarterly Performance Bonus
  • Top-of-the-line Equipment (MacBook Pro)
  • Referral Hire Bonus
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Paid leaves of 21 days (excluding 12 public holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 5 Days working
  • Team Fun activities
  • PS4 for gaming nights
  • Education allowance (Books, Udemy, Coursera, etc.)
  • Annual company retreat – Dubai in 2022/ Phuket in 2023 + 1 more TBC!
  • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
  • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
  • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Operating Principles

  • Create Value for Users
  • Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
  • Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
  • Be Responsible
  • Preserve Integrity & Honesty
  • Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
  • Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
  • Work Hard with Passion & Pride

Interview Process

  • HackerRank Test
  • Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team + live ID check
  • Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)
  • Pre offer call with Talent Acquisition Team
  • ID check via Zinc
  • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

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