iOS Developer at VC-Funded Software Startup (Cardiff, UK)

Competitive salary, stock options, flexible working and unlimited vacation policy.

Published: March 3 , 2020.
Deadline for applicants: April 10, 2020.


  • Bipsync is a fast-growing, venture-funded, award-winning SaaS startup with a product thoughtfully designed to optimize research management. Most of our customers are multi-billion dollar hedge funds and asset managers based in New York.
  • You will join our product engineering team, working out of our modern and spacious Cardiff office in Stadium Plaza. We also have an office in New York with the potential for international travel.
  • You need experience with the iOS development platform and related frameworks and practices. Knowledge of Objective-C and/or Swift languages and the use of REST APIs is essential. Familiarity with the JavaScript language would be advantageous.
  • We offer a competitive salary and significant benefits in an exciting, friendly and flexible work environment. We are an equal-opportunities company that values diversity, and welcome all qualified applicants.

About Bipsync

Bipsync was founded in Silicon Valley by experienced investors and software developers.

We develop a Research Platform for professional investors, available on the web, mobile and desktop. The majority of our customers are multi-billion dollar asset managers who perform in-depth research on investment opportunities to get an edge in their investments.

The Research Management market is worth billions of dollars, but until now has been served by old-fashioned, legacy software companies. Our modern, mobile-friendly, design-focused product quickly established a foothold and reputation, and now wins over most clients when we’re up against the competition. The opportunity is massive.

We’re a fast-growing pre-IPO startup with solid investment, a proven product strategy and a lucrative target market. This brings a number of benefits, including a high level of autonomy, a tightly-knitted team, and a lack of bureaucracy. The Bipsync team is driven by creative people who want to build extraordinary products for an underserved market.

Bipsync won the International Impact and Best Tech Workplace categories at the ESTnet Wales Technology Awards 2019, and were finalists in the Fintech Scale-Up of the year category at the Fintech Awards 2019. Bipsync are shortlisted in two STEM Awards 2020 categories: STEM International Business of the Year and STEM Scale-Up of the Year.


About the iOS Developer Role

As an iOS Developer you will join the experienced Bipsync product development team, which is collectively responsible for several web, desktop and iOS apps, a browser extension and a suite of desktop plugins. You will be involved in the the development of our iOS apps on iPhone and iPad, and in conjunction with the team, help shape the mobile strategy which is critical for our users.


  • Design and implement features that take advantage of the capabilities of iOS devices like the camera, microphone, GPS, etc.
  • Shape our applications so they can handle the synchronisation, storage and display of gigabytes of data while remaining responsive to the user.
  • Ensure our mobile apps complement the other applications in our platform.
  • Create efficient, maintainable, testable code.
  • Collaborate with peers on interface design, code reviews and testing.
  • Learn from your team members and teach when you can.
  • Pragmatically analyse customer feedback and usage data to improve and iterate features.
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation.

About You

You are an enthusiastic, knowledgeable iOS developer with an intuitive feel for what makes great software. You use and appreciate Apple products, and eagerly anticipate WWDC every year. You enjoy seeing code and feature development through the full lifecycle: from requirements gathering, specification and prototyping through to deployment and ongoing iteration. You’re a fast learner who will thrive in a rapidly evolving startup with continuous delivery and bi-weekly product releases.


  • A relevant technical/computing degree is preferred, or an equivalent technical background. Essentially we need to see some examples or documented experience that demonstrates your technical skills.
  • Proven ability with Objective-C and/or Swift. JavaScript would be ideal but is not crucial.
  • Confidence in consuming REST / JSON web service APIs.
  • Demonstrable experience with iOS. Familiarity with the Core Data and WebKit frameworks is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience with source control (Git), unit tests, UI tests and other software development best practices.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Stock options.
  • Flexible working.
  • Unlimited vacation policy.
  • Opportunities for travel to the US.
  • Birthday celebrations, regular lunches, events and team nights out.
  • Free tea, freshly ground coffee, fruit, snacks and goodies in our well-stocked kitchen.
  • Access to the Stadium Plaza leisure amenities, with Pure Gym and Vue cinema onsite.
  • Outdoor balcony to relax and work outside for those sunny days (they do happen in Cardiff!)
  • Some of the best views in the city!

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV, cover letter and code samples (or link to GitHub page, etc) to
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