Come fly with ForeFlight.
iOS Mapping Developer
At ForeFlight we know you want a rewarding career. To do that, you need challenging projects, a good work environment, and awesome coworkers. We believe in our employees, and we empower them to make a direct impact on our products and messaging. Because we understand what our staff need, we have a low turn-around rate, our employees become brand ambassadors, and we are recognized as a premier leader in the aviation industry.
ForeFlight is looking for an iOS developer to join our map team. This position is for a unique and technically well-rounded individual with experience building and shipping iOS apps. This person will help us create the next generation of mapping technologies for ForeFlight Mobile on the iPad and iPhone.
Technically, this person is experienced in Objective-C and Cocoa development, with a track record of shipping exquisitely-designed apps. This person has a solid understanding of UIKit, database design with SQLite/Core Data, communicating with web services, and memory management with and without ARC. This person can hit the ground running on current iOS technologies, writing rock-solid code with blocks, GCD, and Auto Layout. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority.
Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear. This person will be able to point to specific examples that highlight the individuals ability to meet the objectives outlined above, and references will confirm this person’s unique abilities.
This position is based in our Portland, Maine office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement.
Technologies / Skills
- Deep knowledge of Objective-C and Xcode, including modern syntax and blocks
- UIKit, Auto Layout
- Solid understanding of memory management with and without ARC
- Experience with presenting GIS data via MapKit or an alternative mapping engine
- Sqlite and relational data design
- Experience communicating with web services
- Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies
- Experience reading and utilizing various GIS and terrain data formats
- Experience with OpenGLES or other GPU rendering/computational technology
- Working knowledge of C/C++ (C++11 or C++14 preferred)
- Health and dental benefits.
- 401(k) with matching.
- Performance based bonuses.
- Flight training reimbursement.
About ForeFlight, LLC
ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top grossing iPad apps in the App Store.
We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.
Our downtown Portland office is located on Commercial street. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.
If you’ve contributed to any open source projects, make sure to include links to relevant code. If you are a recent graduate, please include a copy of your transcript. In your cover letter, please indicate any aviation experience and list any relocation preferences or constraints.