iOS Application Developer
NOUSguide, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

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Job purpose:

We are looking for a mobile iOS app developer to manage the design, development and maintenance iPad/iPhone apps. The developer will accompany the entire app life-cycle, from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. The developer is going to be part of a dedicated iOS development team, specialized in mobile enterprise solutions.
Apps will be mainly business case driven with an advanced workflow process in the back. Applications will be integrated very closely to an existing and sophisticated backend. In addition to delivering the product the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy.

Working relationships (internal/external):

  • Product Development Managers – internal customer, working with the brand product development teams to develop ideas concepts and solutions
  • Developers – working closely with global development/engineering teams responsible for the backend
  • Project Managers – working closely with project managers

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Acting as iOS developer and playing a supporting role across other projects
  • Working closely in mobile app development team
  • Deliver across the entire app life-cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test & support
  • Working directly with developers and product managers to conceptualize, build, test & realize products
  • Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
  • Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects
  • Working along with the backend 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
  • Attend industry events or conferences – both attending and presenting
  • Create robust and conclusive technical documentations

Person specification:

  • Proven commercial software development experience – mobile
  • Published examples of mobile applications on the App store
  • 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 multitask 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 locally and internationally

Skills:

iOS:

  • Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
  • Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
  • Excellent knowledge of the current iOS API
  • Excellent knowledge regarding the mobile persistency layer (CoreData)

Common:

  • Understanding of other compiled languages
  • Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
  • Extended experience on relational databases (MySQL, MSSQL)
  • 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
  • Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART, AdMob)
  • Using version control (e.g. GIT)
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills

Desirable skills:

  • Sencha/jQuery framework
  • SAP 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:

  • Creativity
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Technical Learning
  • Action Orientated
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Presentation Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Time Management
  • Written Communications
  • Problem Solving

To apply for this position, please email your CV, a covering letter stating your salary expectations and example of published work.

www.nousguide.com


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