• Job Opportunity at iROKOtv

  • Posted on: 21 September, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • iROKOtv.com Ltd 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.

    We encourage you to check out iROKOtv.com. We have been featured in publications such as CNN, CNBC Africa, BBC, NY Times, Variety, Financial Times, Economist, The Sunday Times, The Times, Forbes, Techcrunch, Pandodaily and many others.

    Mobile Developer

     

    We are looking for a mobile app developer to support the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps. The developer will provide support 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 candidate will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy globally.

    The Mobile Developer 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:

    • Support the lead iOS and/ or Android developer.
    • Work closely with another mobile app developer leading the other platform development
    • Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
    • Work directly with developers and product 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
    • Work along the web 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
    • Standardize the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
    • Optimise 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

    Skillsets:

    • 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:

    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

    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/ publishing environment

    Qualities that would make you stand out

    Experience with OTT development. 
    Experience with development for video delivery inclusive of subscription models
    Experience with Analytics inclusive of Conviva, Google Analytics ( inclusive of session ids using GUID), and other similar Analytics platforms
    Experience with OVP ( Video Platforms) and CDNs
    Experience driving test driven development
    Experience driving Agile environments
    Experience with Amazon Web Services (Web Operations)
    Experience with a team building Mobile Applications for Android and IOS – Familiarity with SDKs
     
    You have a passion for the emerging market audiences specifically within Africa.
    Experience in a start-up environment.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, visit iROKOtv career page on TheResumator

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