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Senior iOS Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Fable's Mission to Foster Mental Wellness Through Social Reading as an iOS Mobile Engineer


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98% Remote- North America

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Fable is a cutting-edge start-up aiming to combat rising stress and isolation by harnessing the power of reading. Founded by tech leader Padmasree Warrior, and backed by top investors, Fable is a community-driven platform enhancing mental wellness through social and organized reading. Members connect through shared stories, leveraging a user-friendly eReader to make reading a daily habit. Join a company that values empathy, emotional intelligence, and cognitive health.

Role Summary

  • Collaborate with design and product teams to innovate Fable's social reading platform.
  • Take ownership of significant product sections and innovate new features.
  • Tackle bugs and enhance application performance.
  • Contribute to product reliability with thoughtful testing and code maintenance.
  • Engage in code reviews, emphasizing continuous improvement.

Role Requirements

  • Expertise in iOS mobile application development and maintenance.
  • A strong grasp of software engineering principles.
  • Excellent communication skills within the technical team and organization-wide.
  • A passion for crafting exceptional user experiences.
  • Proficiency in Swift, UIKit, and SwiftUI.
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and a team player.
  • Adaptability to startup pace and environment.
  • Interest in stories and reading is a significant advantage.

Application Process Details

  • Review the diversity and inclusion manifesto and company values on Fable's website.
  • Learn about Fable through various media including the founder's message and external publications.

Fable is a mission-driven start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2019 by global tech industry veteran Padmasree Warrior.


We are building Fable because stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation are on the rise and affecting people globally, across all age and income levels — and we can help. Stories promote empathy, emotional intelligence, and other cognitive abilities that can lead to better mental health. Just 30 minutes of reading every day can improve our mental well-being. Fable helps our community make reading a daily healthy habit. Community members enjoy the many benefits of reading while making deeper human connections with other readers. We are backed by top investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Tiger Global, M13, Gaingels, and notable angel investors who believe in our mission and team.


Fable is a community-powered platform for discovering, reading, and discussing books, articles, and podcasts, for deeper connections, upskilling, and mental wellness.

Social Reading

Fable makes it easy for people to discover, join and build communities to read together based on their interest graph. Fable members read together, sharing highlights, comments and insights. We make reading interactive and fun in the Fable eReader.

Organized Reading

Fable helps people organize all of their reading in one central place. Members can create reading “Lists,” share their lists, follow other members, import their reading lists from other platforms, and rate and review books. We make personalized recommendations based on your reading preferences.

Healthy Habits 

Every day, Fable helps members set and reach their reading goals to reap the wellness benefits of reading. Our communities set their own milestones to pace themselves and fill the micro-moments in their lives with stories.


We are looking for an experienced mobile engineer with a deep understanding of the iOS platform to build the world's best mobile platform for social reading.


- Work closely with design and product to create the next generation social platform centered around stories and mental wellness

- Take technical ownership of major product areas and new features

- Fix bugs and improve application performance

- Write tests to improve product reliability and code maintainability 

- Review code and identify possible problems and areas for improvement in a thoughtful manner


- Expert-level knowledge of developing and maintaining mobile applications on iOS

- Deep understanding and appreciation of software engineering fundamentals 

- Ability to effectively communicate with the technical team as well as across the organization

- Passion for creating delightful user experiences

- Proficiency with Swift, UIKit, and Swift UI


-   You're self-motivated, and take ownership and responsibility

-   You love working with smart, fun, sincere and dedicated peers

-   You want to be the one to make it happen

-   You are resilient and can cope with ambiguity

-   Comfortable in a fast-paced and at times unpredictable start-up environment

-   Big plus if you have a love for stories and reading!


At Fable, you'll join a passionate, high-performing and empathetic team of people who love stories. We are proud to work on a purpose-driven product with a mission of improving mental wellness. We are a tech company with the soul of an artist. We are an early-stage startup and as such a constant work in progress. We have no time for bureaucracy and are looking for leaders, not spectators. We listen, understand, and consider before we judge. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and have a set of values that are an integral part of our company culture. Please check out our diversity and inclusion manifesto and company values here.


This is a unique opportunity if you are looking to join a small team making a big impact, and work on a fast-growing product while having fun along the way.

- Annual Base Pay for this role: $110k - $170k (dependent on location and commensurate with experience)

- Competitive stock options

- Comprehensive health and dental plans

- Flexible vacation days

- Self contributing 401k

- Open and transparent culture

- Parental leave (we believe in life integration not just work-life balance)

- Work from anywhere, any time  


- Check out our Founder’s message, meet our team and read our principles to make sure we are right for you

- Read more about Fable in Fortune and Marie Claire

- Listen to our Founder talk about mental wellness and stories

- Top 50 seed companies to work for 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are a gender-balanced team committed to diversity and an inclusive environment.


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