iOS Engineer - Fantasy

Ref#: 27528
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and
digital operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry.  Our websites and applications for mobile and OTT devices dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.
Brand Overview:
Do you have a passion for sports? Do you love to code? Do you have experience building iOS apps from the ground up? And did you win your fantasy league this past season (or at least give it a good run)? If you answered yes to all of the above, then CBS Sports is looking for you! The CBS Sports Fantasy team is looking for an experienced iOS app developer to build out the latest and greatest in fantasy gaming and content apps used by over a million people every month. To be successful at this job, you need to bring a winning attitude and mad coding skills.
Role Details:
As an iOS Developer, you will work on the best fantasy app in the business.  You’ll operate with a high-performing Agile development team, leveraging the latest tools and technology to deliver an awesome fantasy experience for the serious player.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Work with product managers and designers to define the future of fantasy sports
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to define new product requirements, features, and functionality
  • Participate in user research to identify the next best features to build and items to optimize
  • Partner with backend developers to integrate real-time scoring and statistical data as efficiently as possible
  • Work with other technical teams to identify and build platform elements required to support key mobile product features, and work with a team of other developers contributing to the same code base library.
  • Design high quality, well performing UI/UX through storyboards and in code
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and technologies, and be prepared to apply them quickly
  • Be active in discussions on  improvements to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team
Key Projects:
  • Help implement rework of fantasy app driven by data and user research
  • Find solutions to optimize users’ ability to research players and compete in their leagues in mobile-optimized ways
  • Implement rich notifications and other forward-looking iOS system features
  • Help implement end-to-end technical architecture using the recommended standards
  • Ensure performance, high-availability and stability in all deliverables
  • Execute assigned component level software development projects and major fixes using new or existing technologies.
What you bring to the team:
You have –
  • Minimum 1 year experience in iOS development using Objective-C or Swift
  • Experience working on a significant consumer app that is currently available in the iOS marketplace
  • Solid understanding of multi-tier architectures, and OO design patterns and concepts
  • Demonstrated Experience working with Core Animation and Core Data
  • Experience creating, optimizing, and integrating RESTful APIs using JSON or XML
  • Sound programming fundamentals: experience with performance tuning, working with memory management, thread synchronization, and event based programming issues

You might also have –
  • Lives by OOP, well-factored code and Computer Science fundamentals
  • User-driven mindset when implementing features and optimizing code.
  • Built high-level user interfaces using rapid prototyping methodologies
  • Experience with evaluating and assuming responsibility for code written by third parties and previous developers.
  • Developed apps that integrate rich media, video, ad serving and analytics

All candidates must successfully complete a background check prior to starting employment at CBS Interactive. CBS Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. CBS Interactive complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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