Lead Mobile Developer

Key info:

Department: Platform

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Closing Date: 25/10/2019
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We’re looking for a senior developer with solid commercial experience in building native mobile apps for both iOS and Android. In this role, you’ll lead on the design, development and support of shoppable apps that can be fully integrated with Visualsoft’s proprietary eCommerce platform as well as other leading systems. Reporting directly to our Head of Platform, the role would suit a well-seasoned, full-stack developer who wants to specialise in mobile development, and is ready to take the lead on a major, ongoing project.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing, building and supporting secure, shoppable applications for Android and iOS platforms
  • Integrating developed app solutions with Visualsoft’s eCommerce platform (LAMP) and other platforms as required
  • Leading on the conception, development and delivery of new and improved app functionality
  • Producing outstanding documentation (including specifications, setup and troubleshooting guidance, and user instructions)
  • Working closely with our Optimisation team to ensure app functionality is as performant as possible
  • Collaborating with Visualsoft’s product teams to mirror our platform’s functionality where relevant
  • Adhering to our established development processes, procedures and standards
  • Project managing the app roadmap, and hitting agreed milestones and timescales
  • Keeping up to date with new approaches, features and technologies within app development
  • Liaising with clients and other stakeholders where required

What you need to have:

  • Excellent working knowledge of Swift, Java, Obj-C, PHP, HTML, MySQL, jQuery, Linux and APC
  • Commercial experience of MVC architecture and modern PHP frameworks
  • Experience of PhoneGap, Cordova, or similar frameworks
  • Minimum of 5 years’ commercial development experience
  • Ability to self-manage, and supervise others if required
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Ability to explain complex projects, requirements and issues in clear, non-technical terms
  • Proven commitment to improving performance and achieving agreed on outcomes

What we've got to offer:

We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment, and outstanding benefits including:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Unlimited holiday
  • Fully flexible working
  • Bupa Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free breakfast, fruit & protein shakes
  • Discounts across our brands
  • Regular team social events
  • Training & development

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to join one of the UK’s leading eCommerce providers, we’d love to hear from you.

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How to apply:

Fill out the form and add your current CV and a cover letter. We think the cover letter is so important, so use it to give us your best elevator pitch! Share your expertise and experience and tell us why you’re the perfect fit for our team!

We regret that, due to high competition for roles at Visualsoft, we are only able to contact successful candidates. If you don’t hear from a member of our team within 28 working days of submission, you have not been successful on this occasion.


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