iOS Developer (Senior)

at Discovery
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Oct 21, 2020
Category IT Jobs
Job Type Full-time

Description

Within the Digital system area, the iOS developer will work on the Discovery application together with Product Owners from various business units, Business Analysts, UX/UI designers & Content Teams, System Architect and managers to understand the overall business need and the requirements, design the system solution using various approaches and technologies, implement the designed solution in the system with high quality source code.

iOS developers support the projects throughout the project lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, release and post release support.

iOS developers in the Digital area must be able to technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

Senior iOS developers must have a competent understanding of:

  • The system development life cycle and can explain the developer’s role in each stage
  • The defined system development tools, processes and workflows
  • The distinction between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
  • The importance of delivering high quality source code and how to achieve it
  • The technologies used and the systems components structure
  • The domain and business terminologies and link them back to system implementations

Senior iOS developers should be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to ensure a successful, high-quality product and great user experience
  • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency.
  • Perform accurate development estimation
  • Produce technical specifications and designs. Participate in new business development through ideation, prototype development, and project estimates
  • Research new techniques, tools, and best practices and share that knowledge with the team and community
  • Maintain high standards
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can help with quality assurance and provide comments

Within 6 months of being in the position, a Senior iOS developer should be able to demonstrate strong domain knowledge and technologies in relation to the environment that they work in.

 

Personal Attributes and Skills

Behavioral Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)
  • Ability to work in a self-driven, complex environment with multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to think abstractly
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new technologies
  • Clean code thinking

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Maintain and extend existing development activities
  • Work with customers to determine project requirements
  • Design software to fulfill customer requirements
  • Develop software from requirements and specifications
  • Find and repair software defects; unit testing, UI automation testing
  • Stay current with Apple and iOS standards and guidelines
  • Documenting development work done

 

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Informatics degree or Diploma
  • 4+ years’ experience developing iOS applications

 

Advantageous

  • 2 year user interface analyst experience
  • Software Engineering related degree/qualification
  • Honours degree
  • Business experience and product knowledge
  • Experience in Objective-C is beneficial

 

Methodologies

  • Waterfall and Agile
  • Knowledge of OO design principles and development patterns

 

Tools

  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • XCode
  • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

 

Technologies

  • iOS
  • UML
  • XML, JSON
  • SOAP and REST Web Service Development

 

Other

  • Software architecture
  • JAD sessions
  • Data modelling techniques
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