iOS Tech Lead

Based anywhere in the U.S.

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Based anywhere in the U.S.

Position type

Full Time

Work Type

Full Remote

Position Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic developer to join our team building for the axe DevTools Mobile platform, working on our iOS products. You’ll be working closely with our diverse, fully remote, US based team to implement innovative solutions used by our customer’s development teams. The ideal person will be able to independently propose and implement changes across the iOS framework and have a sense of ownership of where the product is going.

As the iOS Technical Lead, you will be able to focus on the technology side of product development, while leading your team and product to succeed. Upon joining the team, you’ll become an accessibility expert in your field and continue building with and supporting the latest technologies available. Your code will help teams build accessible products and make technology more inclusive for all.

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Primary Responsibilities

As a part of the iOS team, you will:

  • Contribute to development of features and fixes within Deque’s axe DevTools for iOS products, with proper test coverage in place
  • Be responsible for long-term codebase health and make recommendations to improve architecture and lessen tech debt
  • Ensure team members are unblocked and able to complete their sprint tasks
  • Sprint planning & refinement: Be responsible for all items on your team’s current and upcoming sprint board, ensuring technical details are accurate
  • Work with accessibility experts in development of rules with WCAG conformance
  • Work with support team and customers to resolve tickets for customer success
  • Own DevOps scripts for CI/CD and automated testing and deployments
  • Write and review technical proposals
  • Review pull requests and offer productive feedback
  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies and recommend their adoption where it could improve the product
  • Contribute to the public documentation for iOS product(s) to ensure accuracy with each release


  • Be a self-starter and have a drive to learn
  • Swift, UIKit and SwiftUI experience
  • Collaborate with team members for cross-platform consistency throughout the product
  • Ability to mentor team members in best practices as relates to iOS Development and/or mobile accessibility
  • Deep understanding of testing practices, specifically around XCUITests
  • Knowledgeable of the iOS ecosystem and practices such as: security, dependency injection, integration with RESTful APIs, MVVM architecture, unit testing, etc
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to lead technical discussions with technical, and non-technical team members
  • Experience working on an Agile development team
  • Has worked on a product team (remotely)

Additional Skills Desired

  • Accessibility 
  • Basic understanding of Appium
  • Basic understanding of Objective-C
  • Understanding of Framework management
  • Understanding impact of compilation in iOS with regard to architecture, processors, Swift versions, etc
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About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 6,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

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Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems