• Mobile Developer at IROKO Partners

  • Posted on: 15 May, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • IROKO Partners is the world's largest online distributor of African entertainment. Launched in 2010, the company has closed on four Series of VC funding totalling $21Mn.

    Across all of our channels, we have reached over 6Mn unique viewers in 178 countries around the world.
    - iROKO Partners operates www.irokotv.com (Nollywood movies) and www.iroking.com (Nigerian music)
    - IROKO Partners is the largest licensee of Nollywood movies with over 5,000 movie titles in our library
    - The company has been featured in international media outlets from FT, CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, CNBC Africa, Reuters, Fast Company, New York Times, Techcrunch, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Pando Daily and many many more.

    Mobile Developer

     

    iROKO is seeking a Mobile  developer to join our team in Lagos/NYC starting immediately 

    We are looking for a mobile app developer to help lead the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps. The developer will  help lead 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.

    This person will be a member of our back end development team, working closely with our other developers during every phase of your projects. Your job will be fun, challenging, and interesting.

    The qualities we’re looking for: 

    ·       Acting as lead iOS and/ or Android developer. Depending on the skills set can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other
    ·       Leading the other platform development
    ·       Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
    ·       Working 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
    ·       Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
    ·       Working with 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
    .       Attend industry events/ conference – both attending and presenting   

    Skillsets

    ·       Proven commercial software development experience – desktop and mobile
    ·       Published examples of mobile applications on the Android market and IOS 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 locally and internationally 

    Essential skills:

    iOS –

    o   Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
    o   Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
    o   Familiar with xCode

    Android –

    o   Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)
    o   Familiar with the Android SDK
    o   Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system
    o   Familiar with Eclipse

    Common -

    o   Understanding of other compiled languages
    o   Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
    o   Experience of development using web technologies
    o   Good understanding of OO programming and design patterns
    o   Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
    o   Experience building web and native apps
    o   Experience using social media APIs
    o   Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART)
    o   Using version control (e.g. SVN)
    o   Excellent debugging and optimisation skills

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Qualities that would make you stand out

    ·       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
    ·       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

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