Posted 11 months ago
Muse is an independent software company making tools for creative thinking. We’re seeking an engineer with deep experience on iOS to join our all-remote team of four. You’ll help define and build features in Muse, quickly iterating in collaboration with our beta users. If you’re excited to show the world how powerful the iPad can be for creative work, this position might be a fit for you.
Muse has a novel user interface that challenges how we traditionally design and build mobile apps. Therefore we’re seeking someone experienced with iOS yet excited to push beyond typical patterns of the platform.
You should be skilled with:
Data modeling with e.g. Core Data, CloudKit
Managing complex view hierarchies
iOS build & release processes, e.g. code signing, TestFlight, Fastlane, and App Store submission
Developing for iPad specifically e.g. drag-and-drop APIs
Supporting rich touch inputs, with the Pencil as distinct from finger input
Developing mobile Safari extensions or macOS native apps
Keeping up with the latest from WWDC e.g. Catalyst, SwiftUI
You might work on:
Fluid mixed media: enable users to seamlessly manipulate different content — images, text, web links, audio, etc. — all within one app.
Sharp tools: implement in-app controls so intuitive that they feel like an extension of the users’ hands.
Inking engine: empower users to customize their ink tools and render beautiful, responsive strokes.
High responsiveness: use prefetching, caching, and background processes to ensure the app always reacts instantly to user input.
We’re an all-remote team. Candidates should be between the US Pacific and Central Europe time zone range (for video calls) and be able to travel internationally once every ~8 weeks (for team summits).
Muse is a spinout of the Ink & Switch research lab. We’re taking some of the radical interface approaches and technical ideas developed in the research setting and turning them into a real-world product.
We aim to be a small, independent business that optimizes for mojo over hypergrowth and monetizes directly with pro pricing.
Our passion is to build tools that help creative people do their best work and be their best selves. We believe in human creativity and ingenuity as a force for good; self-improvement and growth mindset; and the simple joy of flow state.