POSITION PURPOSE -
The Senior Mobile Software Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and supporting enhancements for THD ecommerce Native Android applications.
The Senior Mobile Software Engineer will lead internal development project teams, serve as an Android development expert and be a key contributor to our rapidly growing mobile business. This role will collaborate with a diverse group of architects, quality analysts, designers, developers and product managers to deliver robust mobile solutions that showcase our brand.
An ideal candidate has a foundation in object-oriented design, strong testing skills, and prior experience with agile methodologies.
Responsibilities also include writing standards-compliant device compatible code, fixing and resolving bugs/defects and contributing to the functional design and architecture of customer-facing, high trafficked mobile Android applications.
The position will serve as the mobile Android development subject matter expert across the enterprise including tablets.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY -
Has strong understanding of major Android Design & Development paradigms spanning User Experience (native, HTML 5/Webkit), data ingestion, Web Analytics, web services (REST & JSON), etc.
Executes complete life cycle for complex application components based on functional requirements; considers device capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
Prepares detailed specs from which programs will be written; designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, & maintains those programs.
Analyzes and revises existing system logic; assists in development and documentation.
Analyzes functional design/overall application technical design and develops detailed module technical specifications.
Codes moderately complex application components based on design specs, while adhering to defined programming standards, structured coding techniques, and development methodologies.
Contributes to a cross-functional SCRUM based Agile team in daily stand-ups, sprint planning meetings and retrospectives.
Designs and implements mobile solutions making appropriate use of software design patterns and best practices.
Researches and resolves client-reported issues.
Estimates tasks to facilitate iteration planning.
NATURE AND SCOPE -
Position reports to Manager, Mobile Development
No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but require the leadership of a work group: assign and review work, train and contribute to performance appraisal (but not hiring, firing or disciplinary action).
EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 5
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
5-8+ years of software development experience
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
2+ years' experience with mobile applications (iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile)
2+ years' experience with Objective-C, C#, C++, or Java
Experience with Subversion, SQL, XML, JSON and Web Services
Proficient in fundamentals of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
Experience building complex Android Apps that have been successfully delivered to customers.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS -
Experience working in an Agile or Scrum environment
Ecommerce and/or retail experience a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication
Strong decision-making, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and testing skills
Exceptional analytical aptitude and attention to detail
Ability to self-manage assigned tasks and projects
Ability to work independently with minimal direction
Project leadership ability
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