iOS Staff Engineer - Mobile Apps Retail Engineering

Location: United States of America

State/Province/City: Washington

City: Seattle

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are 
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

About this team

lululemon Retail Engineering team is dedicated to building secure, reliable, and performant products for our educators and guests. We embrace the philosophies of Agile, DevOps, and SRE to accelerate our development process and provide the most enjoyable, inclusive, and supportive work environment possible. We believe our journey is more fun when it is collaborative, as we focus on the future instead of the past. Our team is fast-paced and taking on exciting new initiatives to support a fast-growing business. We strive to adopt leading-edge technology and seek to improve on the solutions continuously. We are not afraid to try new things, have fun, and encourage each other to take on new challenges. We support each other in growing professionally and personally. We fail forward and learn from our mistakes, thus creating a better path ahead. We create space for team members to share feedback and ideas that can help us continually grow as an organization. As a Staff Engineer, you will work as part of a global team supported by our business and architecture partners to help us collaboratively develop and deliver industry leading technology solutions that drive lululemon’s business goals.

A day in the life: 

As a Staff Engineer in the iOS domain, you will work as the technical leader within the Retail Engineering space, leading foundational work that will be leveraged by multiple teams and multiple iOS engineers. You will be counted on as a leader in your technology space, as you contribute to all areas of development and operations (pre-production to production). As a Staff Engineer, you will dedicate a fair amount of time to architecture on our mobile app codebase, tech debt backlog strategies, and defining implementation patterns that will help our engineers develop features on their roadmaps. You will work very closely with multiple iOS Engineers acting as a mentor and lead to them. You will help elevate their technical skills, executing code reviews, and improving the overall code quality of submitted code. You will evangelize and train Engineers on development patterns and enforce a consistent implementation strategy across all teams of our mobile apps. You will be considered the technical owner of the production system(s) you work on and focus on how your product(s) are delivered and how to optimize them for efficiency, security, and reliability.

  • Provide technical leadership to drive product roadmaps across the platform.
  • Conduct research to aid in product development and tools selection.
  • Investigate user trends and feedback to evolve your target platform.
  • Facilitate an Engineering Community of Practice for your platform.
  • Contribute to engineering automation, management or development of production level systems
  • Owns the delivery lifecycle for your select platform
  • Collaborates with Architecture, Security and Operations throughout product development life cycle
  • Partner with project management to deliver status and performance updates 

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or diploma (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Software Architecture preferred; candidates with substantial and relevant industry experience are also eligible
  • High level understanding of DevOps and/or SRE practices
  • 10+ years of engineering experience
  • 5+ year in Native Mobile Languages - preferably Swift 
  • Ability to author, evangelize, and educate on engineering best practices
  • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed multi-region cloud-based systems
  • Ability to learn, understand, and work quickly with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space
  • Advanced knowledge of CI/CD principles and best-practices 
  • Experience influencing a broad range of engineering teams and aligning to a common vision
  • Nice to Have: Experience developing solutions for retail or eCommerce businesses and other relevant domains such as manufacturing & logistics, supply chain, or corporate shared services 

Compensation and Benefits Package  

For Washington Applicants: lululemon’s compensation offerings are rooted in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position in Washington is from $175,000-$195,000 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our competitive Total Rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus offering, subject to program eligibility requirements.


At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. In addition to our competitive Total Rewards offering, we also have personal and professional development offerings. Our offerings recognize our teams for their performance and support whole person development, including support for employees on how to grow their career:    

  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans  
  • Paid time off  
  • Savings and retirement plan matching  
  • Generous employee discount  
  • Fitness & yoga classes  
  • Parenthood top-up  
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings  
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few)  

Note: Availability of the incentive programs, benefits, and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.