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Senior Mobile Engineer, iOS

Join a Challenger
Being a traditional bank just isn’t our thing. We are big believers in innovating the banking experience because we believe Canadians deserve better options, and we challenge ourselves and our teams to creatively transform what’s possible in banking. Our team is made up of inquisitive and agile minds that find smarter ways of doing things. If you’re not afraid of taking on big challenges and redefining the future, you belong with us. You’ll get to work with people who will encourage you to reach new heights. We like to keep things fun, ask questions and learn together.
We are a big (and growing!) family. Overall we serve more than 370,000 people across Canada through Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank™, and have been around for more than 50 years. Equitable Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Concentra Bank, supports credit unions across Canada that serve more than 5 million members. Together we have over $100 billion in combined assets under management and administration, with a clear mandate to drive change in Canadian banking to enrich people’s lives. Our EQ Bank platform (eqbank.ca) has been named the top Schedule I Bank in Canada on the Forbes World’s Best Banks 2023, 2022, and 2021 lists. 
Purpose of Job
EQ Bank is building a best-in-class agile product organization to put customers at the heart of everything we do as we build the future of banking in Canada. Cross-functional pods are empowered to own their own domains and metrics and focus deeply on how to serve and delight their users by leveraging research, insights, data, experimentation, customer feedback, best practices, and technical excellence – all with an emphasis on time-to-value. We care about solving customer problems, cross-functional collaboration, balancing real-time opportunities with longer term vision, and building the right thing(s), the right way(s).
We are reimagining banking – come be a part of it! Reporting to the Manager, Software Engineering, you will help drive forwards the evolution our experience platform into a modern, state-of-the-art micro-frontend architecture using foundational Azure Cloud, DevOps, API, and PaaS services to deliver dozens of production releases per month. You will work closely with a cross-functional team through all areas of Agile Software Development and will partner closely with Digital Banking Business and Product teams to prioritize and deliver outcome driven solutions. This will include enabling MVP approaches and faster learning towards our customer goals and objectives.
As Senior Mobile Engineer you will be responsible for designing, developing, and supporting mobile applications and solutions. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to assess and clarify user experience and requirements, and provide technical guidance, mentorship, and knowledge sharing with other software engineers. You will also support experience design, functional requirements, and digital product definition by providing technical solutions, and analyze and provide feedback to evolve creative designs and functional requirements to define a customer-centric solution. Additionally, you will contribute to technical and non-functional requirements, and define an integrated solution design with support from front-end and back-end system teams.

The Work!

  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of high-performance mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and QA, to define and implement innovative solutions for the mobile product direction, visuals, and experience.
  • Architect and implement robust and scalable mobile solutions, ensuring code quality, performance, and maintainability.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices to continuously improve mobile development processes.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior developers, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the mobile development team.
  • Conduct code reviews and contribute to the establishment and enforcement of coding standards to maintain high-quality codebase.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues related to mobile application development and performance.
  • Work closely with product managers to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with backend engineers to integrate mobile applications with server-side components and third-party services.
  • Participate in the entire mobile application lifecycle, from concept and design to testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Optimize mobile applications for performance, scalability, and usability, ensuring a smooth and responsive user experience.
  • Continuously evaluate emerging technologies and frameworks to identify opportunities for improving the mobile development process.
  • Contribute to the development of technical documentation and knowledge sharing within the engineering team.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Have a post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • 5+ years of experience working in cross-functional, agile teams to deliver and support mobile applications.
  • 5+ years of naive mobile development for iOS (Swift or Objective-C)
  • Having strong understanding of mobile application architecture and design patterns and ability to architect scalable and maintainable mobile solutions
  • Possess great knowledge in programming languages relevant to mobile development and solid understanding of object-oriented programming and functional programming concepts.
  • Preferred hands-on experience building and/or integrating mobile application RESTful API solutions
  • Preferred experience in GraphQL, WebSocket, Github (or other version control systems)
  • Strong skills in writing unit test cases and conducting automated testing
  • Proficient in debugging and performance optimization for mobile applications.
  • Familiar with CI/CD pipelines and tools to automate the development, testing, and deployment process.
  • Have decent knowledge on mobile application security best practices and strong understanding on secure coding principles and encryption technique.
  • Self-starter who can take a concept and drive it through to the design and implementation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervisory direction.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
What we offer [For full-time permanent roles]
💰 Competitive discretionary bonus 
✨ Market leading RRSP match program
🩺  Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
📝  Employee Share Purchase Plan
👶🏽 Maternity/Parental top-up while you care for your little one
🏝 Generous vacation policy, personal days and even a moving day 
🖥  Virtual events to connect with your fellow colleagues
🎓  Annual professional development allowance and a comprehensive Career Development program
💛  A fulfilling opportunity to join one of the top FinTechs and help create a new kind of banking experience
The incumbent will be working hybrid and in office time will be spent working from Equitable Bank’s additional office space located at 351 King Street East, Toronto, ON.
Equitable Bank is deeply committed to inclusion. Our organization is stronger and our employees thrive when we honour and celebrate everyone’s diverse experiences and perspectives. In tandem with that commitment, we support and encourage our staff to grow not just in their career path, but personally as well. 
We commit to providing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment for all applicants. Please let us know of any accommodations needed so that you can bring your best self to the application process and beyond. All candidates considered for hire must successfully pass a criminal background check and credit check to qualify for hire. While we appreciate your interest in applying, an Equitable recruiter will only contact leading candidates whose skills and qualifications closely match the requirements of the position.
We can’t wait to get to know you! 

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