Swift Developer Job Description Template

Swift is the new programming language for iOS and OS X development. It borrows from languages such as C, Objective-C, and other modern programming languages. A proficient Swift developer is usually someone who is also proficient with Objective-C. However, the programming language being used is just part of what builds a great application.


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Swift is the new programming language for iOS and OS X development. It borrows from languages such as C, Objective-C, and other modern programming languages. A proficient Swift developer is usually someone who is already good with Objective-C. However, the programming language being used is just part of what builds a great application. If you are looking for an iOS developer specifically, please refer to our iOS Developer Job Description Template

Writing a good job description and advertisement for a Swift developer requires an emphasis to be placed on the specific technologies necessary for the project. When you are looking for an advanced Swift developer to fill a specific niche, posting a generic Swift developer description in your job ad will bring numerous applications from people who are unfamiliar with the required technologies or have very limited knowledge of the platform as a whole.

This article will provide you with a sample Swift developer job description that will help you write a perfect job ad, and assure that you easily find and hire the person that matches your specific criteria.

Swift Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think of that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a Swift developer responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed towards iOS and OS X, including mobile phones, tablets, and full-fledged computers. Your primary focus will be the development of such applications and their integration with back-end services. You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and creating quality products is essential.


  • Design and build applications for iOS and OS X
  • Ensure the 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
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}


  • Proficient in Swift, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with Cocoa APIs on OS X
  • Good knowledge of performance limits and characteristics
  • Knowledge of memory management and multi-threading
  • Experience with embedded databases and other system datastores
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect to back-end services
  • Good sense of UI design and a user-oriented focus
  • Knowledge of low-level C-based libraries is a plus
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools {{e.g. Git, Mercurial or SVN}}
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • {{Make sure to mention any frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to your project}}
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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