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Job at iROKOtv

Post  Admin on Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:17 am



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

SKILL SETS:
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.

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