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Mobile Software Developer

Position is at FlightAware Headquarters - Houston, TX, or remote based in Austin, TX

Travel to headquarters (Houston) once a month. Must have current work authorization for any employer in the US and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

FlightAware is looking for a mobile software developer to join our mobile team developing our iOS flight tracking apps. These apps serve almost 2 million users a month and gain 5,000 new users each day. The apps are backed by the most comprehensive flight-tracking data and intelligence in the industry—we process over 40 million incoming messages per hour from over 45 individual data feeds (over 150 gigabytes a day and growing) to provide the world's best, most complete, and most accurate real-time flight-tracking service.

Technically, this person is comfortable maintaining and evolving our mobile software applications for iOS. This person needs to have a strong background and demonstrable track record in software development on mobile platforms. You have written and submitted multiple mobile applications that run on iPhone and iPad platforms and they have been popular. You might even have a GitHub account with personal software you’ve written that solves a problem you had.

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.


  • 2+ years professional experience with development and maintenance of iOS applications
  • Deep knowledge of Swift and Xcode
  • Solid understanding of memory management with and without ARC
  • Experience communicating with web services
  • Experience with Git, including branching and merging strategies
  • Experience with scripting languages, SQL, visual design skills a plus


  • Salary varies based on experience and background.
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Performance-based bonuses

About us

We have fascinating engineering problems and have released a bunch of open source projects. We’re a fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant. This profile of us by 37signals is a good overview of who we are.

We use Git for version control, PostgreSQL as our database, and Tcl as our main scripting language. We also have a pretty serious Javascript code base as well as mobile apps written in Objective C, Java, and C++. You don't need to have expertise on all of those tools, you just need to be smart and passionate about software.

FlightAware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Must have current work authorization for any employer in the US and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

Our open positions are closed to agency/third-party submissions.

Application instructions

To apply and provide a small demonstration of your technical prowess, send your application to:

by setting the content of the data variable to valid JSON with the following properties:

name: String with your name (required)
email: String with your email address (required)
position: String with the position you are applying for (required)
urls: Array of strings with links to your resume (required), along with any personal sites, sample projects, or your Github profile
comment: String with any comment/request you might have (optional)

You will receive a 200 response on success.


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