iOS Developer

  • £20000 - £25000 per annum
  • Posted: 28/11/2016
  • Redditch
  • Job Ref: 047105199
  • Permanent

Job Details

Mobile iOS App Developer
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Job Location: Studley
Salary: 20,000 to 25,000 depending on experience

Mobile App Developer
We are looking for a mobile app developer to work on the design, development and maintenance of iOS apps. You will be extensively involved in the entire app lifecycle right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. Apps will be both content and e-commerce based and integrated closely with the clients web sites. In addition to delivering the product the successful candidate will be heavily involved in influencing the mobile strategy within the entire group.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

- Acting as lead iOS developer.
- Working closely with other members of the development team
- Deliver across the entire app life cycle -concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
- Working directly with developers and managers to conceptualise, build, test and realise 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 web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
- Working with the web developers to build the interface with focus on usability features
- Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
- Standardising the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
- Optimising 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
- Any other tasks as reasonably required by the business
- Person specification:
- Proven commercial software development experience - desktop and 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 multi task 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 and colleagues

Essential skills:
iOS -

- Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
- Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc.) Familiar with xcode
- Exposure to Swift
- Debugging code and fixing issues

Common -

- Understanding of other compiled languages
- Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, 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
- 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 environment
- Competencies for success:
- Good communication and team working skills
- Self-motivation and dynamism
- Action Orientated
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Presentation Skills
- Peer Relationships
- Time Management
- Written Communications
- Problem Solving

The interview process will be practical and you will be required to show your skills.

If you are interested in this position please either APPLY or contact Collete on 01527 591 091 or