Software Engineer - iOS Infrastructure

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Connecting people with great local businesses

At Yelp, the Core iOS team empowers developers to quickly get high-quality features into the hands of our users. To make this happen, we build shared libraries, maintain infrastructure for testing and releases, and promote best practices across Yelp’s iOS developer community. Our mission has led us to projects ranging from a library of reusable views designed for testability to a Jenkins merge system that's made broken builds a thing of the past.

Developers on Core iOS make changes that impact entire apps and dozens of developers. We are an agile team that helps to build an amazing experience for millions of Yelpers. For us, solving a problem includes working with our peers to design a solution they want to use and finding a way to roll it out in constantly-updating apps with millions of users. In return, we get to build for an audience of iOS developers who provide insightful feedback that hones our designs. Our role helps direct the future of an app that launched with the App Store and has stayed on the cutting edge ever since, ready for the iPad and Apple Watch on day one.

Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we’re a cooperative team that values individual authenticity, and encourages “unboring” solutions to problems. New hires are expected to deploy working code their first week, and your impact will only grow from there with the support of your manager, mentor and team. At the end of the day, we are all about helping our users, growing as engineers, and having fun in a collaborative environment.

What You Will Do:

  • Design and implement new tools and frameworks that will improve the development process for dozens of iOS engineers.
  • Think holistically about the health, structure, and performance of our iOS apps and find ways to improve them.
  • Mentor other engineers and share the best practices you’ve learned.
  • Continue to learn, grow, and help us take on brand new challenges.
  • Be a part of the larger iOS developer community at Yelp.

We Are Looking For:

  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Deep understanding of the iOS platform (Objective-C or Swift, preferably both).
  • Strong experience with iOS testing, from breaking controller logic into unit-testable pieces to automated UI testing.
  • Experience automating iOS builds and releases with tools like Jenkins, Unix shell scripting, xcodebuild, and Fastlane.
  • Pointers to past mobile applications you’ve built.
  • If possible, proven contribution to F/OSS projects.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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