Slate Studio is a leading product design and development firm based in Los Angeles that builds scalable, multi-platform digital products for a range of technology and media companies. Founded in 2009, this 20+ person company specializes in creating complex software for the Hollywood's largest entertainment companies like Sony and Lionsgate, in addition to working with online video technology companies like Machinima and YouTube.

On behalf of Slate Studio, TechTeamLabs is looking for an experienced iOS Software Engineer to work as part of a team building iOS applications for Lionsgate movie studios. You will work alongside other iOS Engineers in Los Angeles and backend engineers locally in Kyiv to create delightful video streaming experience on both the iPhone and iPad. To start, you will work to convert an iPad app to iPhone. We believe that great product people use lots of products, so be prepared to show us the products you love.

This position is full-time in our Kyiv office (and a relaxed work-from-home policy) with the possibility for extended period of travel to our office in Los Angeles.


Work as part of a small team to design and deploy beautiful native mobile IOS applications using Objective-C 

Support the company's mission and values by setting incredibly high standards for communication, code quality, documentation and attention to detail.

Ensure pixel-for-pixel implementation from design specs

Own all aspects of performance, quality and responsiveness of applications

Collaborate with a team to define, design and ship new features

Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs

Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization 

Communicate daily over video calls with U.S. product & engineering

Adjust for time change, as daily meetings with the U.S. team will be at end of day Kyiv

Ship code on time and solve problems without needing to consult with U.S. team




Experience developing, releasing and maintaining rich native iOS apps (point us to your work in the App Store)

Expert level with Objective-C and Cocoa Touch

Personal projects that show an aptitude for engineering and mobile product design

Experience with iOS frameworks (Core Data, Core Animation, etc).

Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

Experience with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services

Knowledge of low-level C-based libraries is preferred

Experienced with at least one other backend language, such as Ruby, Python C++ or Java is preferred

Experience with performance and memory tuning with tools such as Instruments and Shark

Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications

Natural ability for for benchmarking and optimization 

Experience with Git or similar

Experience with continuous integration and distribution tools such as Hockey

Excellent communication and collaboration skills in advanced English



BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related field, or a wonderful project list trumps all

Experience developing video streaming services inside of mobile apps 

Prior startup experience is fantastic, but not required. Just be scrappy, work fast & communicate well




Competitive Salaries

Apple equipment or any hardware/software you need

A brilliant team working on an array of new projects for interesting Hollywood clients

Great amenities within a great building, and creative work environment

Possibility for extended periods of travel to U.S.

Much more…


TechTeamLabs is a Santa Monica based company specializing in building and servicing incredibly talented R&D teams located in Eastern Europe for some of the world's most innovative internet companies.

Founded in 2013, we use our expertise in building dedicated offshore R&D teams to help fast-growth U.S. companies get more out of their existing in-house development teams, drive innovation and scale effectively.

Unlike traditional project outsourcing, we help our clients build their own dedicated development teams working from our state-of-the-art development center in Kyiv, Ukraine. TechTeamLabs is recognized for its highly selective recruitment process and exclusive client list, which includes only rapidly growing companies that are venture-funded or profitable.

Currently, we focus on connecting software engineers and data scientists located in Kyiv, Ukraine to venture-funded startups and vetted companies located in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Our executive team has over 15 years experience recruiting and servicing R&D teams in Ukraine for U.S. technology companies and was part of the largest acquisition in Ukrainian technology history by Google in 2012.

TechTeamLabs is a rapidly growing international company with our global headquarters in Santa Monica, California and development center in Kyiv, Ukraine