iOS Engineer

Digital assets are the future of finance, but this new financial system is still in its early days. The next step for crypto is institutional investment, which is currently bottlenecked by a cold storage security model that’s failing to meet the needs of institutional investors.
That’s why we’re building the first crypto-native custodian, bringing the best of security engineering to digital asset custody. By providing financial institutions with a new and safer means of safeguarding their investments, we are securing the foundation of the crypto financial system.
At Anchorage, we believe that technical problems require technical solutions. With this in mind, our team brings together the brightest minds from security, finance, and distributed systems to help build the infrastructure of tomorrow’s economy. We're seeking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn.
Anchorage was founded by the security engineers who developed the original encrypted Square credit card reader, and is backed by such leading investors as Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Affirm CEO Max Levchin, and AngelList Chairman Naval Ravikant.

Role Description:

    • Create an intuitive mobile experience that instills trust and safety!
    • Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development.
    • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
    • Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.
    • Help scale the team.
    • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation.
    • Ship code that will impact the global economy.


    • Backend Tech: Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL.
    • Frontend Tech: JavaScript, ReactJS, Flow, D3, CSS Modules, Webpack, Jest, and Cypress.
    • Mobile Tech: Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods, and Secure Enclave.
    • Engineering Methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, container orchestration, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code.


    • You have real world experience building mobile applications/UI from scratch and supporting them over a meaningful period of time.
    • You’re comfortable navigating Apple’s App Store at every stage in the development/product life-cycle.
    • You know how to create views programmatically and with storyboards.
    • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
    • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
    • You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
    • You self describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail oriented, hard working, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action oriented, and tenacious.

Bonus Points:

    • You know what a Secure Enclave is!
    • You have built mobile applications with high-end/”luxury” customers in mind.
    • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
    • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
    • You have a background in the finance industry.
    • You've seen and were emotionally moved by the musical Hamilton (the founder of our nation's financial system :).
Company Benefits:
100% coverage of health, dental, and vision (+ 75% coverage for dependents).
401k plan
Commuter benefits (Muni, Bart, Caltrain, Ferry, Bike/Car Parking)
One Medical Membership
Catered lunch and dinner
Unlimited caffeine and La Croix
Ergonomic workstation build out (including a standing desk).
Unlimited guilt-free vacation
Meaningful equity in a fast-growing company
Start a Conversation:
If you would like to experience the front lines of a global paradigm shift, and you believe (like we do) that safe storage of private keys will become a cornerstone of our economy - we should talk!
Anchorage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. Anchorage considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with other legal requirements. Anchorage refers to crypto-native custody products and services offered by Anchorage Hold, LLC and Anchorage Global, LLC, each a separate, affiliated company wholly-owned by Anchor Labs, Inc., a financial technology company headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Job Type
Full-Time Regular

San Francisco CA

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