Senior Mobile Engineer (iOS & Android)

Engineering without limits

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Bugatti Veyron, Concorde, Apollo 10, high velocity bullet, light - and you! Your whole life, you’ve learned fast and adapted to new challenges in double quick time. Now’s your chance to step on the gas and move your career forward at warp speed.

The internet is growing at a phenomenal pace. App development is advancing even faster. So we’re looking for mobile engineers who are one jump ahead of that rapidly accelerating curve. Like you, Skyscanner is also on a high-speed growth journey. Over 30 million people a month trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams. Increasingly, they’re doing this on mobile devices, resulting in 35 million app downloads to date, and counting – which is where you come in.

We’re currently expanding our app development capability and we’re looking for world-class mobile developers with mentoring or management experience to work within a small team of innovative engineers, in an ultra fast paced environment. We can offer you the flexibility and fast pace of a startup combined with the opportunity to develop products that are used by multiple millions of people every day. Products that people actually want and find useful, built by a company that still has massive potential ahead of it. If you are flexible, eager to learn and can’t move forward fast enough, don’t waste any more time, apply today.

Main requirements

  • Exceptional competencies in application development, and optimisation.
  • Extensive experience of the iOS or Android mobile application environments, application architecture, device capabilities and development frameworks
  • Development in XCode with the iOS/Android SDK, Objective-C, Cocoa and Core Data
  • Use of Instruments for measuring and improving app performance
  • Experience of REST-based JSON and XML APIs
  • Experience of the iTunes setup, including Push Notifications, In-App Purchases and development and release certification process
  • Knowledge of development with Service-Oriented Architecture and how it affects mobile client experience

Our mobile stack includes: Objective-C, Java, Xcode, Android, REST API, C++, Junit, Gradle, Swift, Fastlane, Python

Nice to have

  • A hunger to learn, and learn fast
  • A desire to meet challenges
  • A passion for developing apps that work in a global and scalable environment
  • A commitment to applying engineering best practice to produce top quality solutions


  • Bonus: you will be eligible to participate in the company bonus scheme which is based at 10% of your base salary and is allocated every 6 months, based on both company and personal performance
  • Share Incentive Plan – eligible to participate in Skyscanner’s Share Scheme.
  • Growth Shares - you will be eligible to participate in our Growth Shares scheme.
  • Pension scheme – 5% contributory pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Holiday Allowance – 32 days per annum.
  • 15 days Home Country Working - as we employ over 50 nationalities, this is an additional perk for employees who are based in a Skyscanner office location which isn't their home nation.
  • Gym Membership
  • Season Ticket Rail Warrant – Skyscanner can pay the upfront cost of an annual season ticket and the cost of the ticket is then deducted from your salary over a 12 month period (eligible after successful completion of 3 month probation period)

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