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Mobile Application Developer Required in Ghana

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1 Jun, 2012

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Job Title: Mobile App Developer

We are looking for a senior mobile app developer to help in the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps. The developer will assist in the entire app lifecycle, right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. Apps will be mainly content based and integrated closely with web sites.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
1. Acting as iOS and/ or Android developer. Depending on the skills set can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other
2. Working closely with other developers on other platform developments
3. Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
4. Working directly with developers and product managers to conceptualize, build, test and realize products
5. Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
6. Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects
7. Working along with web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
8. Working with front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features
9. Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
10. Standardising the platform and in some cases, apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
11. Optimising performance for apps.
12. Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in mobile technologies
13. Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Personal specification:
A minimum educational level of HND/Degree with at least 1 – 3 years experience
1. Proven commercial software development experience – desktop and mobile
2. Published examples of mobile applications on the App store or the Android market
3. Excellent knowledge in information architecture, human computer interaction and usability design principles
4. Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision
5. A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape
6. Ability to multi task and good time management skills
7. Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
8. Excellent scoping and estimation skills
9. Excellent testing/ QA skills
10. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments

Essential skills:
iOS –
Strong Object Oriented design and programming skills in Objective-C
Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
Familiar with xcode


Android –
Strong Object Oriented 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

Common –
Understanding of other compiled languages
Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
Experience of development using web technologies
Good understanding of Object Oriented programming and design patterns
Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
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

Desirable 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

Applications should please be sent to [email protected]

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