Skotkonung Ltd. [UK]: Mobile App Developers
Mobile App Developer
We are looking for a mobile app developer to design, develop and maintain Android and iPhone apps. The developer will manage the entire app lifecycle 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 forward.
We have just established a new company in the UK (Registered in Dec-2011) and we are looking for an enthusiastic app developer to join our team.
We would be keen to hear from:
candidates looking to complete an apprenticeship during their work with us; or
those looking for part-time work and would like flexibility around working hours; or
self-employed candidates looking to share their time with other projects.
Theale in Berkshire, UK.
We may require the candidates to provide references and/or undergo security clearance prior to formal contact issuing.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Working closely with database/web server developer leading the other platform development.
Deliver across the entire app life cycle concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support.
Working with database/web server and directors 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.
Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences by building the interface with focus on usability features.
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.
Proven commercial software development experience desktop and mobile
Published examples of mobile applications on the App store or the Android market
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 stakeholders.
Examples of skills required:
Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
Familiar with xcode
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
Experience building web and native apps
Experience using social media APIs
Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART)
Using version control (e.g. SVN)
Excellent debugging and optimisation skills
LAMP development experience
PHP frameworks (e.g. Zend)
PHP template engines (e.g. Smarty)
Creative design skills
Working with a content management system
Working in a media/ publishing environment
Competencies for success:
Learning on the Fly
Dealing with Ambiguity
To apply for this position, please email your CV, a covering letter stating your salary expectations and example of published work to email@example.com
. No calls or canvassing please.