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Mobile App Developers

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Cape Town
SalaryR25k – R16k
Job TypePermanent
Educationrelevant tertiary qualification
Experience+3 years

Job Description

We are looking for a (senior and junior) mobile app Developers to lead the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps.

The Developer will lead 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 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:

• Acting as lead iOS and/ or Android Developer.

• Depending on the skills set can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other

• Working closely with another mobile app 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 directly with developers and product managers to conceptualize, build, test and realize 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

• Standardizing the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort

• Optimizing 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

Essential skills:


• 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

Common -

• Understanding of other compiled languages

• Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, and 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 optimization 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

Competencies for success:

• Creativity

• Learning on the Fly

• Technical Learning

• Action Orientated

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Presentation Skills

• Peer Relationships

• Time Management

• Written Communications

• Problem Solving

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail: or fax to: 086 600 7977. You can also contact Cheyenne or Sam on 011 807 8064. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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