iOS Developer

Posted on Jan 30, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌍 Europe

About Blinkist

We offer the best selection of non-fiction knowledge in bite-sized, digestible formats. Our catalogue gives access to key insights from 5,000+ nonfiction books, original podcasts and author-driven content across 27 categories.

Blinkist exists to spark understanding.✨ We're helping people enrich their minds with powerful ideas, and turn ordinary moments into extraordinary learning opportunities—anytime, anywhere.

Our unique culture of empowerment, mutual respect, and transparency has always been our defining characteristic. We support each other and carve out opportunities for every individual to develop and grow. We strongly believe that diversity powers innovation, thus we celebrate and support our differences, providing equal opportunities for employment and career growth. We embrace a flexible, remote-friendly way of working that supports different needs and lifestyles.

🌟 We are proud to have been selected by LinkedIn as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany. Glassdoor and Kununu ratings put us amongst Berlin’s top three employers.

The Position

Are you passionate about Software Engineering and you want to have a big impact with your work? Do you believe in the power of ideas and want to grow and develop?

In 2023 we want to take Blinkist to the next level on our journey to become the world’s leading bite-sized edutainment service that feeds curious minds with powerful ideas. This is where you come in.

As iOS Developer you will contribute to our delivery performance and product success of our award winning Blinkist iOS application. Together with your team you will take user on-boarding to the next level by making it seamless, optimised and efficient for everyone installing the Blinkist application. You will play a key role in building an image of how Blinkist can enrich the lives of all curious minds out there.

What You Will Do:

  • Take responsibility in driving the Blinkist iOS app from day 1
  • Work in a stream with iOS and Android developers, product managers, and designers
  • Help develop product concepts for a clean and consistent user experience
  • Assure a high quality and robust code base, working with code reviews and automated tests
  • Provide second level support to our customers


  • 2+ years iOS development experience in a professional environment
  • Experience with shipping consumer-facing apps
  • A deep understanding of Swift
  • The drive to learn fast and share your knowledge, to help increase the team’s productivity with each sprint
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams with Kanban or Scrum is a big plus
  • Proficient in English and comfortable communicating even complex technical information (We work in a hybrid set-up, so clear communication is important for us!)

Our Hiring Process

All interviews are done remotely via Zoom. Please refer to your email invitation and calendar for the meeting link and further details.

1️⃣ Phone Screening

  • 💬 Interviewer: Samantha, Talent Acquisition
  • ⏰ Duration: 15 min
  • We’ll briefly discuss the role you applied for, go over some of the basic requirements and learn a bit about your professional experience.

2️⃣ Hiring Manager interview

  • 💬 Interviewer: Michele, Engineering Manager
  • ⏰ Duration: 30-45 min
  • You will meet your future manager and get to know each other. You will hear more about our team, mission and vision. We will deep dive into your technical and analytical experience and your growth trajectory.

3️⃣ Work on a Coding challenge

  • ⏰ Suggested Time invest: about 2h
  • The team has prepared an exciting take-home challenge for you.
  • It should showcase your approach to common day to day challenges of your role at Blinkist. We can't wait to share it with you!

4️⃣ In-Depth Interview

  • 💬 Interviewer: TBD
  • ⏰ Duration: 90 min
  • We’d love to discuss your ideas, learn a bit more about your approach and review your solution with your future teammates. You will go through your code and answer some questions on your results. 🙂

4️⃣ Remote Day at Blinkist

  • 💬 Multiple interviewers
  • ⏰ Time investment: 2-3h

Your remote Day with Blinkist will give you a feel for what it's like to work with us. Over the course of this final round, you'll meet and spend time with various business stakeholders. This will be a great chance to ask any final question about working at Blinkist. The agenda will include:

  • Stakeholder Interview - 30-45min - Meet one of our product managers and one of our product designers, two of your future business stakeholders
  • Meet your Future Lead** - 30-45min - Meet your future manager (*This interview step will be skipped in case you already met your manager in the first call)
  • Meet the Team -** 30 min - Gather with your future teammates and ask any final curiosity!

We’ll share more details around the agenda for the day and the interview panel ahead of time. 💫

We sincerely hope this will also be a great opportunity for you to see exactly how we work and learn whether Blinkist is a great next step for you.


  • 30 vacation days + local public holidays in your place of work
  • Virtual stock options plan
  • Quarterly days of learning and wellbeing
  • An extra day off for you birthday
  • Weekly Yoga & Workouts sessions in the office and online
  • Unlimited home-office with a monthly workspace allowance
  • Learning & development budget
  • Coaching budget for minorities and mothers returning from their leave
  • Physical and mental health support through various partners
  • Relocation and visa support for Germany
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