Web and Mobile App Developer – DotConnectAfrica

Job brief
Job description: We are looking for an outstanding Web and Mobile App Developer to be responsible for the coding, innovative design and layout of our website. You will build our websites from concept all the way to completion from the bottom up, fashioning everything from the home page to site layout and function.

Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site
Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
Cooperate with other department to produce the best products
Design and build advanced applications for the Android and other platforms
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
Work with outside data sources and API’s
Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.

Supervision Received: Requires little to no supervision. Plans and carries out work assignments; resolves most conflicts which arise; coordinates work with others as necessary; interprets policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Keeps Team leader informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications
Supervisory Duties: No functional supervisory responsibility but is responsible for managing a specific function.

Recent graduate (or working towards a degree) in computer science, information systems or software engineering.
Proven working experience in web programming
Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript or Ruby on Rails
Solid experience with Content management Systems
A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation process
Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
Strong organisational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
Proven working experience in Android development
Have published at least one original Android app
Experience with Android SDK
Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.
Understands the process of building, debugging and profiling apps
A passion for all things mobile development related keeping up on trends, architectures, emerging technologies
Self -motivated and disciplined work ethic to meet deadlines and bring the app live
Able to work independently without supervision to code and develop the app

Benefits and Compensation:
Salary Package Negotiable.

Method of Application
Please email support@dotconnectafrica.org with your CV, a link to your LinkedIn profile, and a cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for the role.