IOS Developer Leader

About the Company:

ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) is a startup founded in 2015 by Stanford alum Ms. Vu Van, and Dr. Xavier Anguera, a veteran in speech recognition and AI. ELSA’s app, which is called ELSA Speak, listens to the way language learners pronounce words, sentences or conversations to pinpoint exact errors and provide real-time, accurate feedback on their pronunciation mistakes with specific suggestions on how to improve. The company built its own proprietary speech technology using deep learning and A.I. to detect people’s pronunciation mistakes with 95%+ accuracy. Based in San Francisco, ELSA has raised $27 million in capital and is backed by leading VCs in Silicon Valley, Southeast Asia and Japan. ELSA Speak is available for iOS and Android and is used by more than 13 million users in over 100 countries. The company has offices in Portugal, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Japan.

ELSA has been recognized as Top 5 Best Artificial Intelligence Apps (by Research Sniper); and Top 4 Companies Using AI To Transform The World (by Forbes)


We are looking for IOS Leader with experience to lead the team that aligns with ELSA’s mission to help every language learner speak English fluently and confidently.
As part of ELSA’s team, you will build high-quality features for English learners in over 100 countries around the world. The features you build will get in the hands of hundreds of thousands of users in every sprint release.
Join our world-class team and be one of the personalities that make the ELSA culture awesome.

  • Architect and implement new features for iOS, in Swift
  • Work with state of the art iOS development technologies such as MVVM and RxSwift
  • Contribute to a solid development process that includes tests, pull requests and peer code reviews, as well as keeping good programming practice
  • Apply lean startup best practices such as feature flagging and AB testing
  • Maintain and extend the test coverage of the app
  • Support the team with bug fixing and code maintenance whenever problems are reported by users
  • Communicate remotely on a daily basis with your colleagues around the world
  • Continue to learn and tackle new technical challenges
  • Mentor junior iOS engineers and students and share best practices you’ve learned
  • Get hands on with optimizing the CI/CD pipelines


  • Computer science (or related) university degree
  • 8 -10 years of experience in professional iOS development, with solid knowledge of Swift
  • Experience leading a team of mobile developers
  • Have contributed to release at least one iOS app in the App Store.
  • Solid experience in leading the team with the size of 5-10 members.
  • English proficiency is a must


  • Competitive salary package & stocks
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ample room to grow professionally
  • Experience the true startup spirit of a fast growing and well funded Silicon Valley startup
  • Opportunity to work on a mission that can transform the lives of 1.5 Billion language learners around the World
  • Join ELSA team to grow globally and transform the world together with our A Team! APPLY TODAY!

Please send your profile / resume to [email protected]