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Universe (YC W18) Is Hiring an iOS Engineer (Remote or NYC)
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We believe that the internet is better when more people can build it. Universe is the first website builder designed from the ground up for mobile. In less than a minute, anyone can make a beautiful site from their phone. This is possible because of our breakthrough modular grid editor, which makes building a site as fun as playing with Lego (https://vimeo.com/260165283).

We just hit over 170,000 sites created, finished YC W18 (https://techcrunch.com/gallery/best-y-combinator-startups-2018/slide/5/), and raised a $4mm Series A from top investors (http://techcrunch.com/2018/06/20/mobile-website-creator-universe-nabs-4-million-series-a/)

You can check out our app here: http://apple.co/Universe

We're looking for an iOS developer to help accelerate our progress.

You'll take on tasks throughout the stack. You will expand the editor: adding new block types, more complex layouts, and more customizations for each block. You will help build tools that are easy for everyone to understand, so that buying a domain, setting up metadata, and adding pages are super simple. And you will advance our Magic Builder, a personalized design “assistant” that generates a unique site by asking you just a few questions.

Our app is native, taking advantage of the many frameworks Apple gives us. It is built entirely with Swift. The bulk of the user data is stored in CloudKit though we do maintain a few of our own APIs. We're hoping to convert those APIs from node.js to Swift soon, so experience with Vapor or Kitura is a bonus ;). We use programatic autolayout for the majority of our UI. We do believe in Unit Tests, but we don't have enough yet.

This is a full time position open to anyone, anywhere. We are a distributed company with an HQ in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We're looking for someone sharp, internally-driven, and passionate about building powerful tools for everyone. If you're interested, shoot us a note to join@onuniverse.com.

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More press:

http://fastcodesign.com/90174165/the-future-of-web-design-doesnt-involve-computers-at-all

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/13/universe-an-instagram-for-building-mobile-websites-nabs-funding-from-yc/




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