Runway is hiring a

Staff iOS Engineer


At Runway, we believe everyone has a story to tell. Our mission is to make professional video and content creation accessible to all. We are taking recent advancements in computer graphics, the web, and machine learning to push the boundaries of creativity and in turn, lower the barriers of content creation; unfastening a new wave of storytelling 🚀

Over the last three years, we’ve raised funding from top-tier investors including Felicis, Coatue, Lux, and Amplify, all with a team small enough to fit at one (growing) table. Our team consists of creative, open minded, caring and entrepreneurial individuals from all walks of life. We aspire to build incredible things which starts with building an incredible team, so we’d love to hear from you! 😄

About the role 🎉

We are looking for an experienced Staff iOS Engineer to help us build AI-powered mobile applications. As part of this key role, you’ll get to lead the technical direction and mentor engineers to develop Runway’s next-generation creative tools on mobile devices.

You’ll be working closely with our design and product teams to build robust applications with great user experience. We’re looking for someone who is deeply interested in building AI-powered products, and has extensive experience building high performance iOS applications.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Implement new product features for Runway’s AI-based content creation tools
  • Set the technical direction on upcoming mobile application projects and initiatives
  • Mentor other engineers on the best practices and latest advancement in iOS
  • Improve the performance, reliability, and code quality of our codebases
  • Work with a world-class engineering and design team pushing the boundaries of creativity and content creation on mobile app
  • Contribute to product discussions around our mobile app experiences

What you’ll need 💻

  • 5+ years of experience building mobile applications using React Native
  • Experience in building iOS applications with Swift and/or Objective-C
  • Strong experience with iOS SDK frameworks, including best practices for UI, networking, graphics rendering, logging and profiling
  • Deep understanding of iOS design guidelines
  • Knowledge of the latest advancements in iOS (frameworks, tools, third-party libraries)
  • Strong collaboration skills and interest in mentoring other engineers
  • Ability to rapidly prototype solutions and iterate on them with tight product deadlines
  • Have an app on the App Store, iOS open-source framework, or example project on GitHub


Runway strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on competitive market rates for our size, stage and industry, and salary is just one part of the overall compensation package we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $190,000-$210,000

Working at Runway 🥳

We are a small and growing team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. And we’re building a unique team of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that this will allow us to continue to up-level each other, our company, and our product. We’re looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.

We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

Keep exploring Runway:

Our Behaviors and Company Mission

Runway raises $50M Series C

Runway Research | Runway Graphics | Runway Blog

We're excited to be recognized as a best place to work! Crain's | InHerSight | BuiltIn NYC


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