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Developer (Senior)

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Development (Oracle/Delphi/Magic/etc)
Date:  21-Oct-2020

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">Discovery – Group Information Services - Digital Channels

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">iOS Developer (Senior) – Mobile Team

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">About Discovery

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">About Digital Channels

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Working in a high performance organization that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world. Our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best way to move forward.

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The Digital Channels team works on dynamic new projects and product enhancements within the web and mobile platforms in order to improve business inefficiencies, gain competitive advantage on our products and ultimately to provide better service to our clients. Using knowledge of the organization’s technology infrastructure and specific software applications, Application Platform Services helps the business to address changes through technologies.

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">Key Purpose

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Within the Digital system area, the iOS developer will work on the Discovery application together with Product Owners from various business units, Business Analysts, UX/UI designers & Content Teams, System Architect and managers to understand the overall business need and the requirements, design the system solution using various approaches and technologies, implement the designed solution in the system with high quality source code.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">iOS developers support the projects throughout the project lifecycle, including requirements, design, implementation, release and post release support.

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">iOS developers in the Digital area must be able to technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Senior iOS developers must have a competent understanding of:

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The system development life cycle and can explain the developer’s role in each stage
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The defined system development tools, processes and workflows
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The distinction between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The importance of delivering high quality source code and how to achieve it
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The technologies used and the systems components structure
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The domain and business terminologies and link them back to system implementations 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Senior iOS developers should be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Collaborate with product managers and designers to ensure a successful, high-quality product and great user experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency.
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Perform accurate development estimation
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Produce technical specifications and designs. Participate in new business development through ideation, prototype development, and project estimates
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Research new techniques, tools, and best practices and share that knowledge with the team and community
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Maintain high standards 
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Analytical and problem solving skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Can help with quality assurance and provide comments                                          

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Within 6 months of being in the position, a Senior iOS developer should be able to demonstrate strong domain knowledge and technologies in relation to the environment that they work in.

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">Personal Attributes and Skills

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Behavioral Skills

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability to work in a self-driven, complex environment with multiple and changing priorities
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability to think abstractly
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability and desire to quickly learn new technologies
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Clean code thinking

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Maintain and extend existing development activities
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Work with customers to determine project requirements
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Design software to fulfill customer requirements
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Develop software from requirements and specifications
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Find and repair software defects; unit testing, UI automation testing
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Stay current with Apple and iOS standards and guidelines
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Documenting development work done

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans Light",sans-serif">Education and Experience

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Minimum

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Informatics degree or Diploma
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">4+ years’ experience developing iOS applications

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Advantageous

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">2 year user interface analyst experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Software Engineering related degree/qualification
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Honours degree
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Business experience and product knowledge
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Experience in Objective-C is beneficial

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Methodologies

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Waterfall and Agile
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Knowledge of OO design principles and development patterns

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Tools

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">XCode
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Technologies

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">iOS
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">UML
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">XML, JSON
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">SOAP and REST Web Service Development

 

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Open Sans Semibold",sans-serif">Other

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Software architecture
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">JAD sessions
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Data modelling techniques

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