Manchester / Technology

Lead Mobile Developer

Role Summary and Core Responsibilities

Travel Counsellors are looking for an experienced IOS and Android Developer to complement its experienced Agile Scrum development team. Working as part of our digital team at our head offices in Manchester, you will be responsible for owning and driving the App strategy across iOS and Android from a client perspective, assisting in building full end-to-end systems, creating applications, and architecting the back end mobile platforms, integrations and data stores. You'll be a key part of helping us grow, develop and expand on our existing software’s to meet the changing needs of our customers. You will also help develop future projects, from prototyping to end product.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE:

  • Overseeing and controlling the technical flow and design of the platform
  • Own and drive the App Strategy across iOS and Android
  • To write clean, testable and re-usable code
  • To deliver highly functional applications for global colleagues and customers
  • To work with scrum team to develop delivery schedules for projects
  • To work closely with design & product experts to get the UX right
  • To build user interfaces that solve complex matters in a simplistic manner

CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS:

  • You will have a great customer facing attitude and a strong interest in IT and the ability to learn quickly.
  • You will be a role model for our business values using your personality and behaviours and act with integrity 100% of the time – what we say is what we do
  • You will have a willingness to go the extra mile and always strive to seek job satisfaction
  • You pride yourself on building loyal and mutual trusting relationships with colleagues, candidates and supplier partners
  • You will respect and value diversity, creating an environment that is inclusive of all
  • You will be focused on your own personal development as well as the future of our business, participating in the ongoing success of the business and contributing with new and innovate ideas and ways of working

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience of development of iOS and Android Mobile applications utilising Swift and Java
  • Experience of testing automation of mobile applications
  • Experience of C# and .Net (in order to make changes in the back-end system)
  • Experience of Git/Azure Dev Ops
  • Experience of Agile, Scrum, TDD, BDD, and CI/CD
  • Experience of coding to SOLID Principles
  • Passion for design patterns and software architectures such as MVC/MVVM but mainly MVP.
  • Working knowledge of the agile software development lifecycle
  • Experience of interacting with UX design teams (desirable)
  • Experienced in interfacing mobile applications to third-party computer systems using Web Services, RESTful interfaces etc. (desirable)
  • Full-lifecycle experience of multiple mobile developments (desirable)
  • Customer-facing experience (desirable)
  • Domain Driven Design (desirable)
  • NoSQL (MongoDB/Cassandra) (desirable)
  • Azure/AWS (desirable)

SKILLS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable communication and team working skills
  • Good attention to detail with a focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to build rapport and engage with all types of individual
  • Strong commitment to quality and a thorough approach to responsibilities
  • Excellent time management and planning and organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and the tenacity to stay with an issue until it is resolved
  • Comfortable operating in fast paced environments with informal ways of working

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