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Job Title: Internship Mobile App Developer
 
Department: Development
 
Job purpose: We are looking for mobile app developer interns to help in the design, development and maintenance of Android / iPhone / Windows apps. 

The interns will be involved 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 the web sites. 

In addition to delivering the product the successful candidates will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy.
 
Reporting line: Development Manager
 
Working relationships (internal): Project Managers – working very closely with project managers effectively working across multiple projects and delivering to deadlines
 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
  • Working directly with 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 to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
  • Working 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/ conference – both attending and presenting
Person Specification:
  • Proven commercial software development experience – desktop and mobile
  • Published examples of mobile applications on the App store or the Android market
  • 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 locally and internationally
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
  • Android –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, 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
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 examples of published work  and apps to jobs@operandssystems.com

Applications close in two weeks

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