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Gyft - Senior iOS Engineer

Job type: (Fulltime) , Job location: Onsite - Palo Alto, CA , Non-US Applicants: (No)

Gyft is a fast-paced startup, on the cutting edge of the $100bn gift card market. Our digital gift card platform enables customers to manage their gift cards. Users can upload, send and redeem gift cards from their phones. Gyft is seamlessly integrated with Facebook to make sending gift cards convenient and fun!


For retailers, Gyft creates a meaningful new revenue channel and can help drive redemption. By using Gyft’s solution, merchants can drive customer acquisition, increase shopper interaction and drive social engagement.


Gyft has raised a $5m Series A round of finance recently and is backed by top tier investors, including Google Ventures, Karlin Ventures and Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Investments.


Want to build the next great app? How about doing it with us?!

  • Involved in all aspects of development and maintenance of our Gyft iOS apps.
  • Work within a small team of 6 engineers, all committed to ridding the world of plastic gift cards.
  • Have exposure with working alongside big brands such as Gap, Sephora and Target.
  • Have direct impact and responsibility of working on a high-profile app.
  • Working closely with the Android and Web App developers
  • Great startup culture

The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of software development experience. A B.S. degree in a computer related engineering field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science) or equivalent work experience.


  • You are a Sr. iOS Developer
  • You have excellent Cocoa and Objective-C coding ability
  • Thorough understanding of UIKit
  • Experience working with Auto Layout, Core Data, Core Location and client-server communication
  • Understanding of UX/UI and how to realise it through code is essential
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proven record of completing projects on-time
  • Experience of having released at least one app into the Apple AppStore
  • It would be advantageous to have Web application development experience in: REST, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS3


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