Lead Mobile Application Developer - Datafin Recruitment, Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT
  • Posted by Datafin Recruitment on Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Reference: 1909212
  • Apply before Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Datafin Recruitment


My client, a real-time EFT payment solution who are always growing and reaching for new heights needs your Java, Kotlin, Android SDK, Objective C/Swift and Cocoa expertise to assume the Lead Mobile Application Developer role within an agile working environment. If you have experience in developing applications with a strong payment focus + have a track record of the development of applications that have been submitted to the Google Play or Apple App Store you will be at a definite advantage. You should also know what defines the application experience on a phone or tablet, as opposed to a web application


* Reporting into the Head of Development
* Strong experience in programming fundamentals assisting in researching and developing, new products and modifications to existing software to improve the overall efficiencies of product offerings.
* Ability to lead a team of mobile developers, developing applications for various platforms.
* Provide estimates in terms of story sizes
* Deliver on sprint commitments.
* Understanding user stories and providing estimates to sprint planning sessions, participating in requirements analysis
* Understanding the interdependency of user stories
* Active engagement with the team on all areas of development
* Code review of peers' work
* Knowledge and experience of best practices such as:
* Test-driven development
* Continuous integration
* Continuous deployment
* Strong experience in appropriate languages and frameworks: Java, Kotlin, and the Android SDK, and Objective C/Swift and Cocoa
* Devising possible solutions to anticipated problems
* Working as part of a team, which may be established for a particular project
* Combining and testing all elements of program design
* Thorough unit-testing of the written code
* Reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary
* Evaluating and increasing the program's effectiveness
* Adapting the program to new requirements, as necessary
* Conducting user acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily
* Updating, repairing, modifying and developing existing software and generic applications
* Constantly keeping up to date with emerging trends and practices in the relevant fields
* Provide technical leadership and direction to your team members and the rest of the business


Core competencies

* Be able to identify patterns and trends and gain knowledge quickly and grasp concepts fast
* Provide in-depth analysis of problems and proposes solutions
* Makes time to review projects, to identify and learn from successes and failures
* Seeks out advice from peers and skills networks to arrive as high-quality decisions.
* Out of the box solutions driven thinking
* Excellent conflict management skills - where there is disagreement facilitates discussion to negotiate a way forward
* Have a good understanding of own culture, own body language and impact on other cultures; perceptive about other people.
* Be one who treats everyone with respect irrespective of their level, background, or discipline and profession.
* Supports others, even when they have made mistakes
* Identifies and actions training needs (own and others).
* Strengthens the team by incorporating specialists
* Realistic about own and others' capabilities - be humble
* Adaptability - makes significant changes in your own area to meet strategic needs.

The Nitty Gritty Details .

* Proven work experience as a Mobile Application Software Engineer
* Must have an IT Diploma or Degree
* At least five years of work-related experience
* Experience working with agile methodologies
* Server-side application programming experience will be beneficial
* Excellent communication and leadership skills

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to bethany@datafin.com and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

Apply before Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About Datafin Recruitment

Datafin was established in 1999 due to the need for a specialized IT recruitment solution. We offer a personalized and flexible recruitment service, specializing in providing both client and candidate with the perfect fit. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have established relationships with industry leaders as well as access to some of the most skilled and sought after candidates in the industry. Our database of over 25 000 candidates, cutting edge internal IT systems and extensive PPC marketing has ensured that we at the top of our game and one of SA’s leading recruitment agencies.