Universe is the world's first website builder designed for mobile phones. Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet, starting with serious websites built in under a minute.
Our app empowers everyone to express themselves through a website, reach their audience, or build a business. We are looking for someone passionate about helping people become creators in an app that is as beautiful as it is performant.
We're looking for a Lead iOS Engineer to help accelerate our mission. As a Lead iOS Engineer your primary focus will be leading our small but excellent team of iOS Engineers while also writing excellent code.
Your duties include:
- Guide your team to turn requirements into project plans and break down projects into tasks.
- Maintain code quality through code reviews.
- Work collaboratively with other senior engineers to help refine our app's architecture.
- Build out reusable systems so the whole team can iterate faster.
Your impact will be:
- You will expand our codebase to scale across iPhone, iPad, and even Macs
- Contribute code to expand the editor. Add new block types, enable more complex layouts, and extend customizations for each block.
- Build new ways to buy a domain, setup site metadata, or add pages to your site that lower the barrier to owning a website.
- Create new audience tools to help creators analyze and connect with their site's viewers.
- Expanding our test coverage with new tests, refactoring existing code to be testable, and improving the reliability of Universe.
Universe is entirely native. We take advantage of the many frameworks Apple gives us. It is built entirely with Swift. Our app talks to CloudKit as well as our own APIs (some written in Swift too 😉). We use programatic autolayout for the majority of our UI. We do believe in Tests, but we don't have enough yet.
We value individual agency and ownership—which guides our product design and our company’s culture. While other companies offer lots of perks, we prioritize your freedom: work from anywhere, in the way you’re at your best. We believe that an individual’s capacity for growth is far larger than most understand, and we’ve designed an environment to support rapid, continuous learning. Ideas here come from everyone, initiative is respected, and quality matters. We are here to build something special and enduring.
Universe is the world's first website builder designed for mobile phones. Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet, starting with serious websites built in under a minute. We are a 16-person company with people all over the US and our product has been used by over 500,000 creators and small businesses. We joined Y Combinator in 2018 and have raised $17.2mm in financing from Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Javelin Venture Partners, Box Group, and more top investors.
This role is open to anyone, anywhere. We’ve been a fully remote company from day one.