80/hr iOS Developer w/ Swift. 12+ Months. Contract. Seattle, WA. (L-3746) (B)


Are you an iOS senior developer (6+ years) with exposure to Swift?  Currently local to the Seattle, WA market or willing to relocate?  Looking for a long term (12+ month) contract?  Then this contract might be of interest to you.

In short, our agent (a global consultancy) has a need for an iOS senior developer for their end client.  The role is expected to continue for some time (i.e. 12+ months).  Focus is on developing iOS apps that are used by airline pilots, mechanics, and crew (flight plans, etc.) and are used on a variety of devices (handheld, tablets, etc.).  As the apps are NOT standalone candidates with depth in Java, or similar, is key.  Another big plus is if the candidate also has (in addition to iOS depth) a background in delivery based on continuous integration and automated builds.

So, if this sounds like you, APPLY TODAY!!!


(in order of desirability)

  • #1 - iOS Developer with deep Objective C (6+ years; ideally 8) that started as a Java (4+ years) prior to switching to iOS delivery.

  • iOS
  • Java
  • Cloud Computing (notate in comments which ones you have worked with)
  • Are you currently local to the Seattle, WA area? If not, willing to relocate at the start of the job? (clarify in comments what you are willing to do)

  • Software -- Swift (iOS, etc.)
  • CoreLocation (iOS Service to determine device location details)
  • Mapkit (iOS Framework/API for location visualization)
  • Multi-threading techniques
  • Troubleshooting -- Performance/Memory/Core Debugging
  • iOS -- Framework -- Core Data
  • DBMS -- Sqlite

  • Pattern -- Model View View Model (MVVM)
  • Unit Test -- Framework -- XCUnit
  • Testing -- Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Objective C
  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Automated builds
  • Configuration Management
  • Atlassian -- Bamboo (CI Server)
  • Automation Server -- Jenkins
  • Web Services -- RESTful
  • Skype ID of candidate (in case agent or client requests video call)
  • 1st Language English or equivalent (i.e. 8 years in US, AUS, Singapore, Europe, etc.)
  • What is your birthday (agent/client use it for personal ID -- only need month/day)
  • Provide either (1) an online profile (LinkedIn URL, etc) or (2) a reference that you reported to. If providing reference, share name, company, phone, and email where email is from the domain of the company. If neither, put NA in comments.
  • Ideal times for follow-up conversations by phone (i.e. after 5 p.m., 12-1, anytime, etc.)

  • Status: x-Closed
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Role: iOS Developer w/ Swift
  • Location: Seattle, WA.
  • Compensation: Up to $80.00/hr in a c2c/1099 structure. Limited W2 structure also possible but rate drops to $71.00/hr gross. We say gross as the limited w2 rate shown is before employer/employee taxes (not take home; take home would be lower as its after employee taxes which vary).
  • Payment Terms: Weekly invoice, NET 45 payment off invoice.
  • Expenses: Included in rate above
  • Positions: 1
  • Current pool: 0/28 (In Play/Submitted). Click HERE for summary view of candidates submitted so far.

    Last Update 09/24/20 12:30 PM. Tim Bauer. . (full detail change log at bottom).
    Shortlist On 09/25/20
    Start On 10/12/20
    Duration Duration is estimated to be 12+ months.
    1st Post Date 07/09/20
    1st Screened by Amplified0
    Submitted to Client0
    Interviewed by Client1
    ClientShared after 1st Screen
    AgentShared after 1st Screen. Amplified is not the prime.
    Contact for Lead Tim Bauer
    Interview DetailsFace-to-face interview is required after phone screen. If not possible, let LEVERAGEncy know on submission if Skype or other options could work (or none).
    Work Authorizations Client is only considering candidates with work authorizations of: Any Type
    IndustryGovernment and Military
    Opp Quality The overall rating for this lead is B. This is based on contract duration being 12, 1 opening(s), and 7+ competitors at our level or better. You can see a graphical ruberic of how these stats translate to a rating here.
    L Number3746
    LayersBetween Amplified and the End Client there are 1 layers. In addition, the end client prefers that Amplified limits the layers between Amplified and the Employer of Record of the candidate to 0.


    09/24/20 12:30 PM . Tim Bauer.

    09/22/20 20:07 PM . Tim Bauer. Agent just indicated they are going to offer to another candidate (not ours) so we'll move this to hold and reopen IF that offer falls through.

    09/17/20 13:11 PM . Tim Bauer. Still going here. Key is a developer that starts in Java and moves into complex iOS.

    09/15/20 15:16 PM . Tim Bauer. Client requests 2nd screen with our candidate.

    09/09/20 16:09 PM . Tim Bauer. Agent does first shortlist. 16 of 28 candidates (1 of ours) were tabled on this 1st pass. No details on what is the benchmark yet. Seems to be either -- rate below 80; currently local or history in area; and/or solid networking depth.

    09/09/20 16:07 PM . Tim Bauer. Agent tables our submission (no details given). So hold on more submits unless they are currently local to Seattle area.

    09/08/20 20:59 PM . Tim Bauer. Submitted another candidate to agent. Solid iOS work (8+ years) and C# prior to that for 1.5 yrs. So we'll see how critical Java is.

    09/02/20 20:40 PM . Tim Bauer. Submitted one candidate with solid iOS/Dev and a light (2yr) exposure to Java earlier in career. So ideally we want to see more candidates with that level and more java depth.

    09/02/20 17:58 PM . Tim Bauer. Candidate tabled due to lack of recent work on java side (i.e. creating web services) coupled w/ lack of usage of cloud frameworks in solutions (just deploying to cloud). Factor that into future submissions.

    09/01/20 19:35 PM . Tim Bauer. Per Agent --> Preferred Candidate location is Seattle, but you can also include locations within driving distance from LA, Phoenix, St. Louis, Charleston SC, Houston and Huntsville AL. Candidate will be required to be in Seattle WA once return to office is approved.

    09/01/20 16:16 PM . Tim Bauer. Reopening this. Candidate start didn't work out (couldn't get access to their original i94 in a timely fashion to clear background checks).

    09/01/20 16:15 PM . Tim Bauer. Status changed to 1-Active

    08/13/20 13:23 PM . Tim Bauer. Candidate starts this week. Closing.

    07/30/20 14:09 PM . Tim Bauer. Client went to offer (verbal) for our candidate. We'll leave this open till we get paperwork done.

    07/23/20 12:53 PM . Tim Bauer. Client screen w/ our submission completed. Went well. Move to final interview w/ stakeholder assuming candidate signs off on intent to relo.

    07/16/20 13:59 PM . Tim Bauer. Status changed to WFF

    07/16/20 13:58 PM . Tim Bauer. Still going here. Shared a non-local candidate w/ java dev history prior to IOS work. 13 others in play (not ours). Hold now.

    07/09/20 16:35 PM . Tim Bauer. Client confirms no leads in pipe. Did have a few candidates that did o.k. on coding test but then in f2f interview didn't pan out. So need to be technical and interpersonal.

    07/09/20 15:40 PM . Tim Bauer. Client closed lead 3714 and created this one in its place. Focus shifts to Swift/iOS/Java now (among other changes). Read description for details.

    07/09/20 15:26 PM . Lead Created

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