Android Developer

Central Karoo, Western Cape 14 March

Hire Resolve

  • Description

    Job Information
    Location Recruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Cape Town
    Salary R35k – R20k
    Job Type Permanent
    Education BEng Degree, BSc Computer Science or 3-year Diploma
    Experience +3 years
    Reference CTGA22B

    Job Description
    We are looking for a (Senior and Junior) Mobile App Developer to lead the design, development and maintenance of Android apps. The developer will lead the entire app life cycle right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. Apps will be mainly content based and integrated closely with the web sites. In addition to delivering the product the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy globally.
    Working relationships (internal/external):
    • Product Development Managers – Internal Customer, working with the Brand Product Development teams to develop ideas concepts and solutions that help the brand meet their objectives
    • Developers – working very closely with the development/ engineering teams responsible for the web sites
    • Project Managers – working very closely with project managers effectively working across multiple projects and delivering to deadlines
    Main tasks and responsibilities:
    • Full time Android developer – skill set can be junior, mid or senior.
    • Depending on the skills set can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other
    • Working closely with other mobile app developers
    • Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
    • Working directly with developers and product managers to conceptualise, build, test and realise products
    • Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
    • Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects
    • Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
    • Working with the front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features
    • Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
    • Standardising the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
    • Optimising performance for the apps
    • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies
    • Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
    Person specification:
    • Proven commercial software development experience – desktop and mobile
    • Published examples of mobile applications on the Android market (for senior role)
    • Excellent knowledge in information architecture, human computer interaction and usability design principles
    • A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products
    • Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision
    • A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape
    • Ability to multi task and good time management skills
    • Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
    • Excellent scoping and estimation skills
    • Excellent testing/ QA skills
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments
    Essential skills:
    • Android
    • Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)
    • Familiar with the Android SDK
    • Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system
    • Familiar with Eclipse
    • Understanding of other compiled languages
    • Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
    • Experience of development using web technologies
    • Good understanding of OO programming and design patterns
    • Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax and PHP
    • Experience building web and native apps
    • Experience using social media APIs
    • Using version control (e.g. SVN, MVS)
    • Excellent debugging and optimisation skills
    Desirable skills:
    • LAMP development experience
    • PHP frameworks (e.g. CakePHP)
    • Creative design skills
    • Working with a content management system
    • Working in a media environment

  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • Android Developer

  • Recruiter

    Hire Resolve

  • Province

    Central Karoo, Western Cape

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

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