Mobile Application Developer

Mobile Application Developer


Job Description

Nightlife Social Media Consulting is a new Digital Marketing Agency specialized in the Nightlife Industry. We offer a full range of digital marketing services to our clients geared toward driving more customers to their venues and increasing customer loyalty.
Nightlife Social Media Consulting is looking for a Mobile Application Developer. The Mobile App Developer is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone 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 marketing strategy.
Mobile Application Developer duties:
• Meet with Marketing Director and Digital Marketing Team via video conferencing, email and instant messaging to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job.
• Interpret the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose.
• Estimating the time required to complete the work.
• Handle the applications for up to 15 clients simultaneously
• 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
• Work as part of a team with Marketing Director, Social Media Manager, Market Researcher, Website Designer, and Graphic Designer.
• 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 nontechnical stakeholders
• Attend industry events/ conference – both attending and presenting

Mobile Application Developer Requirements:
• 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
o Essential skills:
 iOS
• Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective -C
• Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
• Familiar with xcode
 Android
• Strong OO design and programming skills in Java
• Familiar with 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 optimization skills
Desired 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
Desired Competencies
• Creativity
• Learning on the Fly
• Technical Learning
• Action Orientated
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Presentation Skills
• Peer Relationships
• Time Management
• Written Communications
• Problem Solving

This position will begin in Mid to Late July 2013. We are now collecting proposals to determine the best candidate. This position will pay approximately $1,666.67 a month. This contract will be renewed monthly, and this could become a full-time position.

Skills: marketing, design, video, acting, test, management, qa, json, debugging