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iOS App Developer

Bengaluru Engineering

The Ken is India’s first and largest subscriptions-based media company.

Established in October 2016, we publish one deeply reported, analytical and well-narrated story every day. Our subscriber community, the majority of who are in India, comprise innovative and successful entrepreneurs and senior executives; venture investors; policy makers; MBA students; and 100+ companies.

Apart from our subscribers, we are also funded by a set of stellar investors, including Omidyar Network. We are headquartered in Bengaluru, India with offices in Delhi.

About the role

We see ourselves as a Product-first company. We achieve this by making product-first thinking and execution part of our DNA across the organisation – both in our journalism and in the technology-led products we build. Our subscribers experience our products exclusively on our proprietary platforms —our website, CMS, and our subscriber-only mobile apps for Android and iOS.

The mobile app is a premium product that’s available only to our paid subscribers who are often iPhone users. In fact, nearly 40% of The Ken’s subscribers read us on iPhones. For contrast, this number is 2-3% for major e-commerce apps. As a result, our iOS app is carefully crafted, and we work hard to ensure that we offer nothing short of a best-in-class experience to subscribers who read us on iPhones.

​​If hired, you will be part of The Ken’s in-house Product & Engineering team. You will report to the Head of Product, The Ken and will have the following responsibilities

  • Build and own The Ken’s iOS app across various iOS devices. Using Swift and industry-recommended technologies
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile team to produce performant, high quality products that our subscribers will love
  • Interface with the product and design team. Translate prototypes/mockups into app functionality
  • Write modular, unit-testable code with high test coverage and following industry best-practices
  • Implement Continuous Delivery (CD) for the mobile app to deliver quality features in small, frequent increments


Ideally 2-4 years of iOS app development. Strong full-stack software developers with experience in building quality user interfaces, and an interest in switching to iOS app development can also apply


Competitive, market-linked

Desired attributes

  • We love self-driven individuals. We give them autonomy and freedom instead of shackling them with processes. Our team is comprised of people who build things, knock down bugs and research new technologies to deliver value. Day after day. Relentlessly. You’ll be one of them
  • We prefer candidates with past experience in building apps using iOS development technologies like Swift, CocoaPods, XCode etc
  • We look for a strong fit with our culture. You can read more about it here
  • Extra points for having experience in writing automated tests

iOS App Developer

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