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Founding iOS Engineer (Senior, Fully Remote)



Software Engineering · Full-time
Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2023


If you’ve always wanted to join the founding team of a funded mission-driven startup and build a world-class product from scratch, this is the role for you 💙


We are looking for our first iOS Engineer to join our founding team! As a founding member, you’ll be responsible for writing the first lines of code for our mobile application. The building blocks are almost set: you'll be joining experienced founders, a wonderful group of pre-seed investors, and a phenomenal team including a product designer, ML research scientist, data scientist, and backend engineer.


Have you ever tried to journal? We have too. Do you still journal consistently? Probably not - and you aren’t alone. The world has never been more depressed, and journaling has always been a proven solution, but it’s hard: input friction remains too high with incomplete habit loops leading to low reward. We're building the world's first intelligent journal that makes it easier to capture memories and leverages advances in AI/ML to identify sentiment and trends in your mood, which leads to greater self-understanding. Think: a smart-watch for your mind.


  • Build the iOS app.
  • Make sure it doesn’t break.
  • Hire your dream team :)


  • Salary:
    • USD$90k-150k+, depending on experience. As a startup, we’ll naturally favor lower salaries with greater equity but we’ll be open minded for the right candidate.
  • Equity:
    • Honestly, it’s entirely dependent on you. We’re extremely generous with equity for founding team members as we want you to share in the success of this journey.


  • As a human being 🧠
    • You’re not a jerk.
    • You like to build and iterate quickly.
    • You’re a self-starter and like to be empowered.
  • As an engineer 💻
    • 4+ years experience developing native iOS applications in Swift.
    • Experience with building server-side API’s and client-side mobile apps.
    • A mindset of building quality software (TDD, unit testing, system testing).
    • An ability to navigate ambiguity and turning business/strategic requirements into technical solutions.
    • Experience architecting, debugging and refactoring production systems.
    • The ability to get scrappy and build quickly, while also planning for the future and ensuring our decisions will scale and minimize future technical debt.

Why work at Perspective?

  • This is meaningful. 🔮
    • We’re not building another simple widget.
    • The market is really big (>1B people).
    • Your work will matter. We’re solving mental health.
  • We’ve de-risked a few things. 💰
    • We’re funded by great investors who believe in the mission and have >24 months runway.
    • We’ve done our research and spent the first 9 months interviewing hundreds of people from our target audience to disconfirm hypotheses and understand customer problems.
    • We’re experienced startup founders who’ve built & sold successful companies before.
    • We’ve built an exceptional founding team with roles spanning across Research, Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Backend Software Engineering, Product Design, and Marketing. All we need is you!
  • The perks are pretty great. 😎
    • As part of our founding team, your equity will matter with options for early liquidity.
    • We care about your health and balance. We expect you to grind, but you need to take time off to recharge (unlimited vacation).
    • Low-ego team. You’ll be treated with respect.
    • Fully remote organization. Never put pants on again.

Interested? Let’s talk.

  • Email and tell us if you think pineapple belongs on pizza.
Perspective is an equal opportunity employer.

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