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App developer - Electrical - 25662

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/08/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Department: InControl Apps
Job purpose: We are looking to appoint a senior iOS app developer to lead the design, development and maintenance of iOS apps. The developer will lead the entire app lifecycle right from concept stage to delivery and post launch support. In addition to delivering the product, the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving the strategy globally.
Working relationships (internal/external):
Working closely with our SDK, Product Development Managers,
Internal Customer - working with the cross functional teams to develop ideas, concepts and solutions that help the brand meet their objectives,
Developers - working very closely with the internal/external engineering teams responsible for developing the apps
Project Managers - working very closely with project managers effectively working across multiple projects and delivering to deadlines.
Working with service providers/aggregators
Cross functional working across infotainment and connected car Responsibilities:
Deliver across the entire app life cycle - concept, design, build, test and deploy to app repositories and support
Capture requirements and produce formal specifications
Prototype creation and test
Work with the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
Work with the front end developers to build a flexible interface, with a focus on user experience
Standardise the apps to deliver across multiple brands/regions and vehicle lines with minimal duplication of effort
Optimise performance of the apps
Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the app technology
Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
Provide input to future App roadmap

Skills Required:
Experience of developing using HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
Proven commercial software development experience desktop and mobile
Published examples of mobile applications on the iTunes App store, Google Play market
Demonstrable knowledge of information architecture, human computer interaction and usability design principles
A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products
Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decisions
A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape
Ability to multi task and good time management skills
Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
Excellent scoping and estimation skills
Excellent testing / QA skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments, locally and internationally
High degree of creativity, interactive design experience
Personal drive to design the best automotive user experience in the world
Excellent presentation skills and attention to detail
Experience of working with cross functional teams within an organisation.
Team player
Portfolio of work / samples of interaction design work is essential
Expertise in visual design using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator is expected as a minimum.

Experience Required:
2-3 years in Automotive Infotainment or Mobile Apps development
Designing for responsive Apps or websites especially in the retail market
Use of visual design using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator is expected. Experience of development using web technologies
Experience building web and native apps
Using version control (e.g. SVN)

Experience Preferred:
Strong design and programming skills in Objective-C Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc) Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system
Familiar with Eclipse orx Code ¿ Common - Understanding of other compiled languages
Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
Good understanding of programming and design patterns
Experience using social media APIs
Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART)
Excellent debugging and optimisation skills "

Education Required:
Degree in Computer science or related subjects
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