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Creation Date: 2013/02/10 13:35:03
Expiry Date: 2013/04/11
Ref. JB2044254

Mobile Applications Developer

Job Description

Job Purpose: We are looking for a Mobile App Developer to lead the design, development and maintenance of iOS, Android, WP, and/or Blackberry Apps. The developer will 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.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Acting as lead iOS, Android, Windowsphone, and/or Blackberry developer. Depending on the skills set can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other
• Working 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
• Working directly with developers and 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 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
• 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.


Person Specifications:
• Proven software development experience
• Published examples of mobile applications on the App Store, Android, Window Mobile, and/or Blackberry 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:

• Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
• Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc.)
• Familiar with C#, C++, AdobeAir
• Familiar with XCode
• 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
• Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
• Experience of development using web technologies
• Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
• Experience building web and native apps
• Experience using social media APIs
• Excellent debugging and optimization 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

Competencies for Success:

• Creativity
• Learning on the Fly
• Action Orientated
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Peer Relationships
• Time Management
• Written Communications
• Problem Solving.


Computer Science

Job Details

  • Job Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Company Industry: Information Technology; Computer/Software
  • Requirements : Employer (Private Sector)
  • Job Role: Information Technology
  • Joining Date: 2013-03-01
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Employee
  • Manages Others: No
  • Number of Vacancies: 4

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Mid Career
  • Years of Experience: Min: 1 Max: 3
  • Residence Location: Egypt
  • Gender: Male
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

Company Profile

MIMV LLC, Established in 2011, is the holding company of iPhoneIslam, the first and only entity to arabize the Apple iPhone. We not only had the lead to present iOS Applications to the Arabic market, even before launch of the App Store, but also the concept of world-class quality of just everything we introduce to our customers, giving the long unprecedented experience we have with Apple since iPhone came to life back in 2007.