Senior iOS Software Engineer at Perplexity AI

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Perplexity AI
Senior iOS Software Engineer
San Francisco Bay Area


Perplexity AI is looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to join our small team revolutionizing the way people search and interact with the internet. You will be responsible for building new experiences and improving the performance of Perplexity’s iOS app.

The ideal candidate should have strong programming skills, an interest in search and large language models, and a passion for delivering a great UX backed by a quality UI.


  • You will develop a native iOS app for Perplexity's evolving product
  • You will define the processes around mobile development, including planning, testing, releasing, and monitoring
  • You will work with the core team to design and implement novel mobile experiences


  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Strong Swift fundamentals and a proven track record of working with a modern iOS stack built with Swift, SwiftUI (iOS16+) and UIKit
  • Enjoys the craft of building nice UI, creating a good UX, and writing reusable and testable code
  • Understands low-level intricacies, and knows how to profile and measure app performance and speed
  • Comfortable working with a small, fast-moving team, and must be willing to dive in and take ownership
  • A passion for iOS development, and enjoys experimenting with what's new with each iteration of iOS and iPadOS

Nice to have

  • Experience with WebSockets, HTTP
  • Experience with concurrency and multithreading (GCD, critical sections, race conditions)

Our mission at Perplexity is to be the world's most knowledge-centric company. We're developing a conversational interface powered by advanced language models to deliver accurate and intuitive search results. Be part of this exciting journey to reshape the future of search and technology.
Perplexity recently secured $25.6M in Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Other participants include Databricks Ventures and notable individual investors such as former Color CEO Elad Gil, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Google AI SVP Jeff Dean, and former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Read more about the announcement here.
The cash compensation range for this role is $180,000 - $220,000.
Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Equity: In addition to the base salary, equity is part of the total compensation package.
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Includes a 401(k) plan.

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