Senior iOS/OSX Engineer

Pond5, East Coast

World's Largest Stock Video Library, Audio Clips & More

Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity. We operate the world’s largest collection of royalty free footage and other media assets, with over 60,000 contributors in over 150 countries.  As we transform our technology platform, we are looking to add more extraordinary talent to our team who can help us with the design and implementation as we move to micro services.

If you strive for excellence, are a continuous learner and a natural collaborator, and are excited to join our global team and help take our business to the next level, we want to hear from you. You are passionate about writing good code, understand modern application architectures, are knowledgeable in software development processes, and have the right mindset to keep up with our rapid-growth high-volume pace. This is a great opportunity to be involved from the start in a transformational project within our company.

This is a permanent full-time position with flexible location. We have offices in Santa Monica, NYC, Dublin, London, and Prague, and our aim is to find the best talent in ET time. Occasional travel may be required to these locations. Everyone who applies may also be asked to undergo a practical test to demonstrate their abilities.


  • Write high quality performant code using industry practices and standards
  • Work closely with the OPS and developments teams in configuring our infrastructure and developer tools (CI, Test Environments, etc.)
  • Take part in system design sessions, working closely with our development teams and technical architect
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Write unit and functional tests, helping ensure the highest quality possible in our systems
  • Help mentor/assist product, developer and QA colleagues
  • Participate in the Agile development methodology
  • Help define metrics for Pond5 that are useful and practical and look at how we can continuously improve what we do
  • Assist with the resolution of day to day issues and queries relating to technology
  • Lead application releases and SDLC for Apple apps.


  • 3+ years’ experience working in a senior role with hands-on knowledge of the required skill-set
  • Authoritative level experience with hands-on development in Swift or Objective-C
  • Ability to work proficiently in Apple developer and debugging tools (Xcode, Instruments, etc) 
  • Experience with configuring and releasing an app, ios or osx, to the Apple app stores
  • Strong experience with designing and maintaining large scale native applications
  • Expertise with RESTful API services
  • Experience in working with 3rd party libraries, frameworks, and plugins (cocoa pods, etc) 
  • Knowledge of AWS and or other cloud infrastructures
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies
  • Strong people skills 
  • Highly motivated self-starter- can work autonomously, but with strong direction from, and collaboration with, partners
  • Comfortable engaging with senior management and being able to explain ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in an appropriate technical discipline would be an advantage, related experience accepted 
  • Excellent attention to detail, persistent to get things done right, highly organized and flexible and work well in collaboration with a dynamic team


Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 55,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living. With groundbreaking features like visual search for video and integrations into all major video-editing software, Pond5 is innovating daily, making it easier to find and use the content that creatives need to bring their vision to life. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices in New York, Dublin, Prague, London, and LA.

About Pond5

Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process by connecting producers, creative directors, and editors to more than 60,000 filmmakers and creators in over 150 countries. The company strives to improve creative production through its innovative artist technology, easy-to-use platform, and ever-growing library of more than 7 million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of music tracks, sound effects, photos, and other high-quality media. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices located in New York, Dublin, and Prague.


Want to learn more about Pond5? Visit Pond5's website.