IOS Developer Resumes & Guide

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IOS Developer Resume Writing Guide

Resume Sections:

  1. Contact information
  2. Profile Summary
  3. Work History 
  4. Achievements
  5. Education 
  6. Skill Section
  7. Certification & Licensing
  8. Extras: Languages/Awards/Publications/Volunteering/hobbies
  9. > Professional information

What to Highlight in an IOS Developer Resume

Your resume needs to make you stand out from the rest of the pack to get those wiry recruiters. If you’re sick of only being referred to as the “IT guy” when people can’t find their downloads, this is your time to shine! But how?  

Your potential boss is looking for often specialized sets of skills that suit their company’s needs. Those skills are listed in the job advert. Utilize those exact words/ phrases stated in the advert to better your chances of getting that interview. 

This is obvious, but make sure your skillset is relevant. If it isn’t, your resume will get less attention than Facebook’s Ts & Cs. 

This is a technical job by nature, and you’ll need to SHOWCASE your technical skills. Include all the platforms you’re experienced in as well as the programming languages you’re proficient in. It is crucial to prospective employers to see you can work nicely in team settings with understanding computers. Due to this, make sure to list your soft skills. 

You can also include little GOAL STATEMENTS, showing your potential boss you have passion and ambition. Try to integrate your goals in the information technology career and integrate some of your background experience for maximum punch. 

Next describe your INTENT. Your ambitions are a decent indicator to potential employers if you’re the right fit for the job. This includes operating systems, technical certifications, hardware, networking or protocols, operating systems, programming languages, database applications, and web apps. 

These are the aspects the RECRUITERS will be looking at to determine if you’ll make the shortlist for that interview: 

  • Does your resume prove your desire to learn continuously throughout your working experience? 
  • Are the skills included in your resume also in your experience? 
  • Have you utilized your knowledge and proficiencies in ways that guided others and improved procedures? 

What EMPLOYERS Look for in an iOS Developer's Resume:

  • Your “programming languages proficiency list,” for example, Objective-C and Beyond Swift. Popular languages for iOS Developers include Python, C#, HTML5, and C++.
  • Proficiency with iOS Frameworks such as Core Animation and Core Data.
  • Proof of being a team player and working together with different departments, including UX and UI designers and product managers.
  • Proof of understanding needs of clients. 
  • An applicable degree in Computer Science/ related field.
  • A link to your online portfolio of work that shows a broad range of iOS Development projects.

Your ASPIRATION can be big, but they must be achievable and realistic, and it should be highlighted in your resume:

  • You can create IT teams, with various disciplines for Information systems, technology, and processes.
  • Your proficiency in disaster recovery and back-up procedures.
  • Capability in management skills and financial planning for IT budgeting, corrective actions, requirements, and more.
  • Your people skills and communication skills. 
  • Ability to implement control and procedures for system reliability. 
  • Your hands-on experience with technical IT proficiencies. 

FINALLY, make a note to prove your work. Include projects you worked on involved and display your familiarity with equipment, thereby building the recruiters hiring trust and confidence. 

Career Summary & Objectives

Your resume’s education, skills, tools, and accomplishments sections are usually considered generic. On the other hand, your career summary/objective must always have room for individualization. You must rewrite and tailor this section to each application you plan to submit. Not every job employer will be looking for the same skills, so you must check the job adverts to make sure you’re using the correct action words in your resume. 

Firstly, your future employer needs to know if you have the skills needed to be proficient in the job position. A well-written career summary will help show them just that. 

But which one do you choose to do? A career summary or objective? 

It works like this: If you have more than five years IOS Developer work experience, then do a summary. If you’re new to the game, write up a career objective.  

A well-written summary/objective will answer the following questions:

1. Are you pertinent to the job you’re applying for? (applicable work experience, IT degrees).

2. Are you skilled enough? (business accomplishments).

3. Are you impassioned and hands-on? (accreditations and community memberships).

The summary/ objective is placed at the beginning of your resume, giving a quick summary of yourself and your resume, sort of like the summary found on the back of your favorite book. This directs the recruiters to the applicable info without having to comb through the whole resume. 

Include a few of the most pertinent technical skills related to the position you’re gunning for and give a number of examples to prove your professional achievements. 

This section is where you can really make a great first impression if your summary/ objective is well-written. 

Just reminding you:

A resume summary statement looks amazing in your senior iOS developer resume. A resume summary highlights your experience and major achievements.

A resume objective is better for a newbie iOS developer resume. It highlights your core skills and explains why they’d make you the person for the job. 

Whichever you use, quantify your summaries/ objectives with numeric values (% or $) to maximize the effect. 

Career summary & objective examples

Summary Example 1

“Prepared, cooperative, and highly proficient iOS developer with 8+ years’ professional experience in energetic and deadline-driven work environments. Excited to join BrambleSoft to impress its customers with next-level experiences. In prior jobs, developed 11+ iOS apps that were downloaded over 780K times, earning featured mentions in the App Store.”

Summary Example 2

“Innovative IOS Developer with six years of software development experience that includes two years of iOS apps with Apple. Strong object-oriented design, programming, and debugging skills.”

Summary Example 3

“Over seven years of experience in the area of software development for mobiles and the web, which includes understanding requirement specification, working on software design, coding, testing, and maintenance.”

Summary Example 4

“Experienced IOS Developer with a decade in working on iOS platform and frameworks and customizing it as per client requirements. Undertaken full life cycle of mobile iOS Hybrid using Phonegap Application. Development includes high profile testing on devices and simulators as well.”

Summary Example 5

Junior Mobile App developer has one year of experience developing hybrid applications in Phonegap and native plugin for hybrid applications. Seeking a position as IOS developer with (insert company name).

Employment History

Your job means you’ll be collecting, processing, and storing huge amounts of data. To generate an ideal pipeline for collecting valuable insight from data, you must have a broad knowledge of databases and their structures. Your employment history proves to the recruiters you have the proficiencies and experience to do the job they need you to do.  

For this reason, recruiters will go straight to your experience section. You must make sure yours sends a transparent message: You’re the Craig Ferderighi of your generation. 

How, you ask? 

Simply mold your resume to the job advert. And here’s how you do it: 

  • Put your latest job position first, then list the previous jobs.
  • Every entry must have your job title, name of the company, location of the company, and the dates you worked there. 
  • Don’t use paragraphs. Use bullet-point lists. Go for 4-6 bullets per job. 
  • Begin your bulleted points with the correct type of words like led, designed, achieved, developed.
  • Highlight the experience applicable to the job. Leave everything else out.


Senior IOS Developer at Blueprint Technologies

February 2018– December 2022

Acting as technical lead on projects, assisting with outlining the solution, and working together with the developers' team.

  • Performing and implementing technical designs of 12+ intricate iOS apps.
  • Reviewing client requests, wireframes, and designs for technical viability.
  • Collaborating with the scrum team, translating client requests into implementable user stories.
  • Improving quality of product with code reviews, wrote efficient unit tests and worked together with QA to execute automation testing.
IOS Developer at InContact

February 2015 – January 2018

Responsible for designing, developing, managing, creating, and maintaining technical constituents and templates in a team of 15 people.

  • Working together with designers and product managers to outline a rich iOS experience for users.
  • Supporting the architect in refining the native iOS and tvOS codebase.
  • Exploring new technologies and sharing findings with the team.
  • Supporting and streamlining company procedures, policies, missions, and standards of ethics and reliability.

Job Descriptions and Responsibilities

Although IOS Developers are needed in basically every industry nowadays, there are specific requirements and expectations you’ll need to fill in that potential employers need to see, regardless of your position or experience.  

An IOS Developer at entry-career stage (0-2 years’ experience):

  • Assisting the lead developer and/ or developers in the analyzing, designing, developing, and performance optimization of web applications.
  • Partnering thoroughly with QA, product management, and the development team members to improve the apps constantly.
  • Keen to get nerdy regarding UI layout, memory management, and rendering, or network performances.
  • Acting as technical lead on projects, assisting with outlining the solution, and working together with the developers' team.
  • Working with other developers and engineers working on various layers.
  • Working meticulously with other Product Development teams, improving reliability and timing of launches. 

An IOS Developer at the mid-career stage (2-4 years experience):

  • Involved in software development: allocated certain tasks, developing and producing within chosen time intervals (sprint).
  • Developing applications using XCode, Objective C, Interface Builder, Cocoa Touch, Instruments, and other iOS development tools.
  • Collaborating as a member of a responsive team, getting products developed and finished with the latest in class software development.
  • Working with teams that develop and distribute iOS Apps on the App Store.
  • Providing advice to the team regarding the latest software application development practices and methods. 
  • Delivering projects of exceptional quality and performance. 
  • Possesses broad knowledge of other associated disciplines. Providing technical solutions to a broad range of demanding problems.

An IOS Developer at an experienced/advanced stage (4-6 years experience):

  • Working with the Manager of Mobile Development, providing estimations and status updates.
  • Working together with designers, developers, and product/ business managers, developing new features consistent with the product roadmap.
  • Designing, developing, managing, creating, and maintaining technical constituents and templates.
  • Providing technical leadership and taking ownership for the technical development project/program delivery of the design of components, development, and maintenance.
  • Working to create new applications and expanding/constantly improving by adding new functions and resolving current issues. 
  • Working with the team in creating new iOS apps built on the usual mobile framework.


This is the section where you can show off a little to separate yourself from the other applicants to make your resume stand out. Use powerful, punchy adjectives to bring your achievements across. 

You must also quantify your achievements with numerical values. Recruiters want proof of your accomplishments. 

This may seem like a real problem to you because you’d rather fix that coding problem you’ve been meaning to or rather learn how to perform a root canal than add stats. We get you. We promise, though, that it will be worth it. The quantification not only makes it a better read for the recruiter, but it becomes somewhat of an eye-catcher. 

Here are some examples of FLAT, BORING, and BLAND statements (NOT WHAT YOU WANT):

  • Created and launched apps in several countries that received featured mentions in the App Store.
  • Attained numerous downloads on the App Store.
  • Created and developed augmented reality apps that were downloaded numerous times.

Now let’s quantify to impress the eye!

  • Created and launched apps in over 52 countries that received featured mentions in the App Store.
  • Accomplished over 545K downloads on the App Store.
  • Created and developed four augmented reality apps that were downloaded over 1.5M times within the first four weeks after launch.

Highlight the networks you devised or any training you’ve done to display your proficiencies.  

Education Section

This may not be the biggest section in your resume, but it’s 100% one of the most important. Recruiters love to go straight to the education section, so you best believe it’s got to be filled incorrectly. 

If you have more than five years’ professional experience, include info on your degree, institute name, and location, as well as the year of completion.

If you have less than five years’ experience, your education section will need beefing up with info on academic achievements, relevant coursework, and extracurricular activities.

Do you have professional certifications or licenses, make a little section under education to showcase them. 

Pro Tip: Contemplate including your GPA (if it’s better than 3.6), if you graduated in the last five years, or you’re creating your very first resume.  

If you worked your way up to a master's or Ph.D., rank your highest achieving degrees first, and the lower ones after. 

If you’re still in school, include the institution you’re going to, the degree/ course you are doing, and when you expect to graduate. 

How to list education for an IOS Developer: 

2020 – Current MSc Software Engineering. CalTech, Los Angeles, CA. 

2016 – 2018 Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. University of Washington, WA.

2014 – Certified IOS Developer – Apple, Online

IOS Developer Resume Skills

You need to convince your future employer you have the skills to do the job. You do that in the “skills” section. Funny thing is, before actual eyes see your resume, it goes through an ATS system that checks for certain keywords in your resume. Look at the job ad and see which skillset your future boss wants. 

If they apply to you, align your skills section using exactly those words! If you don’t, the ATS system won’t pick up your resume at all, and therefore, it won’t be seen by the recruiter. You can do this for every section of your resume. 

This is how you put skills on an IOS Developer resume:

  • Get a comprehensive list together of all your skills to include in the resume. It must have your soft skills, technical strengths, and hard skills.
  • Double-check the job advert to see which skills the employer has listed by name.
  • If you have those exact skills on your list, highlight them when creating your resume.
  • Get a max of your ten strongest skills and create a key skills section in your resume.
  • Integrate your skills in the assorted sections of your resume. The profile and job-description sections are fantastic places for your skills.

iOS Developer Resume Skills

Technical CompetenciesInterpersonal Traits
3rd party SDKs and API(S) integration Teamwork skills 
Collaboration Communication 
Communication Critical thinking 
FHIR/EPIC development Decision-making 
iOS SDK Leadership
iOS versions and devices Multitasking
Multi-threading Organizational skills
Objective-C Prioritization
Organizational skillsSwift Problem-solvingTime management

Qualifications & Certifications

MTA Developer (Microsoft)Associate Android Developer (Google)Associate Android Developer (Google)MCSD: App Builder (Microsoft)**Bachelor’s degree Mobile App DevelopmentAdvanced IOS Developer Course – Apple Store

Extras for IOS Developer Resumes

If you don’t have all that much work experience, or you’ve just graduated, include an “extras” section to add a little sparkle to the resume. 


The fact that you’ve done internships demonstrates a sense of determination, diligence, a willingness to learn, and that you take your future career seriously. It will beef up your resume and make a junior resume look way more professional. All your internships matter. 

Freelancing and volunteering:

If you’ve helped out your mate Josh apply his customer survey app at his start-up business? Or maybe assisted a family member by setting up their firewalls? All these IT experiences count for your resume. It also shows you’re keen to be a team player. 

Below are some examples of possible “extras” sections you can use if they apply to you. They make your resume look super professional and will help in securing that interview you want so badly. 

Additional ActivitiesProfessional or personal projectsConferences
HobbiesLanguage skillsSelf-Study

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