BrighterMonday

Mobile App Developer-Digital Transformation

Job Summary

The developer should be able to collaborate with internal teams and 3rd parties to develop functional mobile applications while working in a fast-paced environment. Ultimately, they should be able to design and build the next generation of our mobile applications.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Business Function: Digital Transformation

Reports to: Senior Manager, Digital Transformation


Organization Profile:

 


Our Client comprises a portfolio of businesses focused on structural growth markets. The business helps individuals to de-risk their lives and deal with their biggest financial concerns through life insurance. One of the longest standing and most successful global insurers in the world with over 20  million life customers, +24,000 employees, and £56billion of assets under management as at 30th June  2019, They have been providing financial security to customers since 1848 and it’s one of the oldest insurers in the world, with 171 continuous years of providing financial services. 

The Client provides protection and savings opportunities to customers, social and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates, jobs and opportunities to its employees, and financial benefits for its investors. By offering security, pooling savings, and making investments, they help to maintain the cycle of growth. The company’s strategy is designed to create sustainable economic value for its customers and shareholders. 

The company continues to develop its businesses in new markets in Africa, building on the success of its other regional models, particularly in Asia. Currently, the company has a footprint in eight countries:  Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire, and Togo.


Our Client provides protection and savings opportunities to customers, social and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates, jobs and opportunities to its employees, and financial benefits for its investors. By offering security, pooling savings, and making investments, the company helps to maintain the cycle of growth. The company’s strategy is designed to create sustainable economic value for its customers and shareholders.

The company continues to develop its businesses in new markets in Africa, building on the success of its other regional models, particularly in Asia. Currently, the company has a footprint in eight countries: Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire, and Togo.


Job Scope:


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Digital Transformation, the Mobile Apps Developer will be responsible for developing and maintaining high-quality mobile applications, according to the needs of the organization

The developer should be able to collaborate with internal teams and 3rd parties to develop functional mobile applications while working in a fast-paced environment. Ultimately, they should be able to design and build the next generation of mobile applications.


Principal Accountabilities:


• Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design test, release, and support)

• Produce fully functional mobile applications writing clean code.

• Gather specific requirements and suggest solutions.

• Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions.

• Use and adapt existing web applications for apps.

• Troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance.

• Design interfaces to improve user experience.

• Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards.

• Research and suggest new mobile products, applications, and protocols.

• Stay up to date with new technology trends.

• Develop application Integration APIs with 3rd parties such as payment gateways, SMS providers, accounting systems etc.

• Prepare documentation and specifications, including technical and training manuals for developed mobile applications.

• Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity.

• Monitor applications performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required.

• Ensure application security by developing programs to actively monitor the sharing of private information.

• Actively seek ways to improve business software processes and interactions.

• Aid and support the coaching and training of other team members to ensure all employees are confident in the use of software applications.

• Remain up to date with the terminology, concepts, and best practices of writing mobile applications


Core Competences Required:


• 4-6 years of experience developing and implementing mobile apps.

• Demonstrate portfolio of released applications on App Store or the Android Market.

• In-depth knowledge of at least two core programming language like Java, Kotlin, Dart, C#, Objective-C, Swift

• Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

• Familiarity with OOP design principles

• Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude

• Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential.

• Ability to plan resource requirements from high-level specifications.

• Ability to interpret and follow technical plans.

• Experience with cloud computing

• Good experience with UI and UX

• Willingness to work in a high-pressure environment.

• BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

• Certification in any core development apps language like Kotlin or Dart is an additional advantage.


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