Senior Mobile Application Developer

January 31, 2023

The Job

Swipe iX is looking for a Senior Mobile Application Developer to join our team of highly skilled designers and engineers. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX designs to well-written code that will produce visual elements of the application & integration with a wide range of RESTful API services to deliver robust rich native mobile, cross-platform & hybrid applications.

We count on our developers to contribute brilliant code to all levels of our technology enterprise. As an integral part of a dedicated team of technologists, you will help our company continue to innovate, grow and provide great service to our clients. You will be part of an agile development team responsible for building exciting new applications at a large scale.

Senior Developers are expected to have an attitude that conveys them as being humble, supportive, approachable and are expected to lead by example.

Responsibilities

Application Development

  • Extensive production experience translating Sketch, Figma or Photoshop designs into beautifully crafted User Interfaces
  • Extensive production experience in building performant and robust native iOS & Android applications
  • In depth knowledge of the iOS and Android SDK's
  • Experience with Cordova, React Native or Ionic beneficial
  • Experience with Java, Swift, Kotlin, C#, Objective-C and Flutter
  • Experience with XCode, CocoaPods, Android Studio and Gradle
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Extensive experience consuming and interacting with RESTful APIs
  • A passion for writing well architected, maintainable & reusable code
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Collaborating and developing code in a team environment
  • Experience using code versioning tools such as GIT & GitFlow
  • Work with product owners, business analysts, systems analysts and engineers in requirements gathering and developing technical specifications
  • Research and maintain knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions that will contribute to the effective solution of business challenges 

Quality Assurance

  • Coordinates with Central QA for Load Testing / Code Profiling to meet Quality Performance Metrics
  • On a projects' inception assess and recommend software architecture design in the most proficient and cost-effective manner
  • Review and validate Scope of Work & Memorandum of Understanding documents to ensure they are accurate, feasible, and correct in their technological approach
  • Perform code reviews on pull requests from other members of the development team

People

  • Leading by example to promote departmental unity and instill a culture of teamwork 
  • Assist and advise team members on coding best practices in a supportive, motivating, and fact-driven way
  • Provide support to department heads in a fashion that supports Swipe iX's culture, mission, and values
  • Provide support to architects, engineers, and technology professionals to promote business-driven thinking and decision making on daily task delivery

Company Introduction

Founded in early 2014 by industry leaders Leo Redelinghuys and Deon Heunis, Swipe iX has quickly grown to become one of the most dynamic and versatile digital solutions agencies in Africa. With globally recognised clients including WeChat, DStv and Discovery Networks UK, to name a few, our team of senior solutions architects, technical designers and operations specialists have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting technical executions of their careers’.

As of 2020 Swipe iX is owned by South Africa’s leading content marketing agency, New Media, combining decades of award-winning storytelling expertise with solid, scalable tech solutions. Our people are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we strive to create a flexible and balanced environment where New Medians and Swipers can choose brave, stay well and own their growth.

Passion and dedication are what drives the engine of our growth. Our enterprise-grade solutions are purpose-built from the ground up to satisfy every requirement and our platforms scale to support any load. Our agile approach allows us to constantly monitor, analyze, iterate and improve the products we build. Our solutions are powered by deep strategic thinking, global industry insights and operational best practices.

Swipe iX Values

Innovation and energy

You approach your work with passion, pace and enthusiasm and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve results. You are innovative, focussing on solutions and bring a positive spirit to the team.

Open to learning and sharing

You constantly look for opportunities to learn and grow. You use team strengths and experiences and ask when you need advice or help. You share your ideas and knowledge with others. You listen, are receptive and open to feedback (i.e. not defensive). You are flexible to changing business needs.

Invest in future potential

You are self-motivated and eagerly drive your own development. You are willing to invest the time and effort necessary to grow. You are also prepared to give freely of your time and energy to assist in developing others and the business as a whole.

Courage to contribute ideas

You make suggestions and participate actively in your projects and activities. You proactively deal with difficult situations and focus on finding workable solutions that are in the best interests of the project, department and business.

Celebrate and reward excellence in contribution

You enthusiastically celebrate and acknowledge excellence in individuals and teams. You aspire to achieve Swipe's high standards consistently and, in so doing, participate in driving a culture of performance and contribution.

Perks

While we do not offer hard benefits like medical insurance, we have a number of additional benefits that will be made available to you. These include:  

  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • 4 1/2 day work weeks | half-day Fridays
  • A custom development roadmap explicitly created for you and tailored towards your career aspirations and growth
  • Company-sponsored skills development programs such as courses, seminars and conferences
  • A clear purpose with quarterly and yearly KPIs to measure your performance
  • Quarterly company-wide hackathons
  • The option to work remotely
  • State-of-the-art computer equipment
  • Medical aid subsidy to the value of R500
  • Various discounts for services and goods through the Media24 network
  • CSI, Study, paternal leave and more
  • Company social and team-building initiatives
  • Monthly and annual MVP awards and prizes

Given the employment equity policy of Swipe iX, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

If you want to be part of our journey, please apply directly on the Simplify HR site.

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