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Mobile Application Developer

Mobile Application Developer

Job Title: Mobile Application Developer
Location: Gauteng
Industry:
Salary: 550000.00
Reference: JN -032017-8061
Job Published: April 06, 2017 07:57

Job Description

We are looking for dynamic self-motivated Mobile Application Developer who is passionate about media, especially digital media.

Responsibilties:
Strategic Function
- Build, extend, enhance, and maintain features for our applications on various mobile platforms - iPhone, iPad and Android applications.
- Diagnose and debug issues.
- Collaborate with designers and product management to create great mobile user experiences.
- Execute technical implementation, integration and customization of our client’s proprietary CMS to client mobile sites/applications.
- Participate in application testing, documentation and deployment.
- Communicate effectively to ensure that all business requirements are being assessed and addressed to ensure development projects meet or exceed performance targets.
- Architect software solutions and determine current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major routines and utilities.
- Subscribe to a rapid mobile development methodology.

Information Management
- Execute a regular survey of users of your mobile search experience. Analyze logs and reordered user interactions to profile behavior.
- Provide ability to rate search.
- Measure overall increase in search usage.
- Measure increase in search usage relative to visits to our site offerings.
- Measure overall coverage of search (total potential targets).
- Measure number of specific enhancements / changes made to improve the quality of results.
- Analyze failed searches and identify and structure content needs.

Building Strategic Working Relationships
- Builds controlled vocabulary and thesaurus entries; focuses on elaborating the vocabulary and the relationships/inheritance systems amongst the terms.
- Researches products and analyzes product specification data.
- Responsible for working closely with web-driven data (i.e. worst performing keywords) to improve/enhance/expand and to associate with proper nodes of the taxonomy, specific to mobile audience.
- Performs keyword level analytics and manages an overall program which may include managing an outside partner.
- Responsible for competitor, industry and manufacturer research as it applies to improving controlled vocabulary and thesaurus.
- Responsible for data mapping of keyword dictionary to nodes and noun modifiers.
- Supports analytics and profiling efforts for data enrichment and enhancement efforts.
- Partners with Subject Matter Experts to validate controlled vocabulary expansion and mappings.
- Gathers insights from multiple data sources and makes informed decisions to improve performance of search.

Technical/Professional Knowledge
- Expert level OOP, strong server side scripting.
- Preferably JavaScript, HTML, Symbran Java ME, JAVA and Mobile related technologies and platforms.
- Execute technical implementation, integration and customization.
- Mobile sites/applications standards and architecture.
- Participate in application testing, documentation and deployment.
- Communicate effectively to ensure that all business requirements are being assessed and addressed to ensure development projects meet or exceed performance targets.
- Architect software solutions and determine current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major routines.

Qualifications/ experience required:
- IT Diploma
- 1-2 years demonstrated mobile development experience.
- Expert in C#, Obj-C, JAVA (C/C++ are a plus).
- Experience developing native iPhone apps or other mobile apps are strongly preferred.
- Holistic understanding of the mobile user experience, (e.g. pricing, technology, user interface, user behavior, eCommerce, advertising) and nuances inherent of different devices and operating system versions.
- Experience at a leading mobile application product company and/or start-up experience.
- Ability to participate in a cross-functional team environment.
- Contribute to technical possibilities in roadmap across mobile platforms (e.g. iPhone, Blackberry, Android).
- Strong technical and design skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly.
- Knowledge of RDBMS, preferably MS SQL.
- Front end knowledge HTML5, JS and CSS, as well as mobile usability.
- Experience working in a Test Driven/Agile Development environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:
  • Diploma/Certificate
Required experience:
  • Mobile application development: 2 years

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