Dubbed the "Netflix of Africa", iROKOtv.com is the worlds largest online distributor of African movies. Headquartered in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, with regional offices in New york and Johannesburg, the business has an audience in excess of 6million people worldwide and is regularly featured as one of Africa's fastest growing internet businesses in worldwide press including Tech crunch, CNN, CNBC,Africa, BBC, Variety, Financial Times, Economist and Forbes.
With substantial revenue projections expected over the next 3-5years, iROKOtv is now recruiting for a number of key senior executive roles.
This person will be a member of our back end development team, working closely with our other fantastic front end and back end developers during every phase of your projects. Your job will be fun, challenging, and interesting.
The qualities we’re looking for:
iROKOtv – the “Netflix of Africa” is the world’s largest distributor of African entertainment content online. Having successfully conquered the African diaspora market, we are looking for a Senior Developer who can help us in the next phase of our growth. Specifically, we would like to satisfy our diaspora audience with HD quality content across SmartTVs, desktops and tablets while expanding our offerings for fans in Africa, where the local infrastructure and legacy devices present a different challenge entirely. Our 2015 goal is to bring the best of Nollywood to every single handset on the continent!
A Sr. Web Developer/Programmer develops dynamic websites, web applications, and mobile applications using a variety of languages and development platforms. This person will work with technical directors and other staff to develop technical briefs, specifications, requirements documents, and test plans as required. A successful developer must be able to work in a fast-paced, often changing environment that is typical of a OTT deployment for a Media company ; be able to communicate to all team members effectively and efficiently; and above all, be a team player who is solutions-oriented, strives to deliver top-quality products, and is curious about the world around them. The Sr. Web Developer provides deeper technical guidance to other developers and team leads as needed and performs independent research to understand and master emerging technologies in the industry.
Our Tech stack?
On the front-end, we build standards-based websites with accessibility and flexibility in mind. We hand-code organised, structured HTML and CSS while enhancing the experience with things like jQuery using industry best-practices. If you're bringing along some experience in these, it's a bonus.
On the back-end we're a PHP shop. We use MySQL, MVC, AWS, Linux, Apache, Nginx, Memcached, Ruby, Chef, Hubot and much more.
IROKOtv.com is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager with strong working technical knowledge of the Mobile VAS Content business
The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, developing, executing and maintaining strategic commercial partnerships with mobile network operators, mobile content providers and aggregators within Sub-Sahara Africa. The candidate’s focus and background will be in all areas of Value Added Services and applications such as mobile payment solutions, downloads and mobile SMS Marketing. iROKOtv is a leader in Africa’s tech space creating a pioneering footprint across the continent We are a young ambitious company building world class entertainment apps for Africa. Featured by Techcrunch, Fast Company, Forbes, CNN, BBC, amongst others, we capture the beauty and vibrancy of African movies and TV shows in an app. Our mission is simple. We are leading viewers to the content they love, bringing Internet TV to Africa. At Iroko, we are bold. That means going where the action is. We are bringing affordable Internet TV to Africa's next 1Bn.
By joining us the candidate will be part of a young and dynamic company undergoing rapid growth and building to secure its place as Africa’s number one SVOD platform. The candidate therefore needs to be comfortable working in a dynamic work environment, be flexible and be culturally aligned to doing what it takes to ‘get the job done’
We offer a competitive base salary and benefits dependent on the candidate’s qualifications, experience and skills. Location: Lagos, Nigeria NOTE: The candidate will be required to travel in this role.
New client development / existing client retention: the candidate will be responsible for generating new business with key partners (e.g. mobile network operators, ISPs) through targeted value propositions, while also maintaining existing relationships.
Contribution to the development of business strategic goals: the candidate will be expected to drive and develop business strategic goals through the application of research, market & business insights.
Plan and execute new business opportunities and their deployment: the candidate will help design the road map and manage the work flow process of each project where it relates to technical, business and legal matters.
Provide technical insights and recommendations on development and deployment of VAS: You will be required to manage and strengthen technical-commercial interactions with partners. You will work with the technical, operations and other functional teams in defining the technical solution, resource and implementation plan for new partnerships.
Management Reports: Preparing periodic reports to VP Business Development (Mobile) and other stakeholders.
Technical support: Supporting the Technical Account Manager (Mobile) in the roll out of all projects including developing policies and procedures as they pertain to strategic partnerships.
Proving support to the Head of Partnerships as and when required.
Develop service agreements and terms of reference for clients and service providers: Oversee the preparation of commercial documents including business proposals, contracts and NDAs.
Desired Skills and Experience
Proven track record of experience working on Mobile Telecom Services and VAS platforms.Good knowledge of mobile billing and SMSC/USSD Gateway systems.
Sound understanding of Communication Protocols, VPN, Data Security, Cloud Technologies and Service Delivery Platforms.
Ability to translate complex Technical Specifications into clear user and commercial benefits
A strong business development professional with vast experience in the telecoms and mobile industry and an excellent knowledge of emerging mobile markets.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, flow diagram software and business proposal creation
Ability to manage business performance metrics such as capital and operations expenses
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Education and Training
Knowledge of African Tech/Media industries is added advantage
Ability to present information effectively in oral and written form.
Ability to draw sound inferences from the information available; makes use of logic and creates/contribute to technical solutions.
Able to develop management reports
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