Senior Mobile Apps Developer at Asante Africa Foundation February, 2021

Job Description


Main Purpose of the Job- (Job Summary)
The  Mobile App Developer will lead the design, development, and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps within Asante Finance Group. The developer will lead the entire app lifecycle right from the concept stage until delivery and post-launch support. Asante Apps will be closely interlinked with external systems, including but not limited to core banking solutions, business automation tools, and web-enabled systems. In addition to delivering the product, the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy in Kenya and the rest of the Pan Africa markets.
Main responsibilities

Acting as lead iOS and/ or Android developer
Working closely with Asante Finance strategic IT vendors to design and build mobile App solutions
In liaison with the strategic IT vendors, deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
Work directly with key stakeholders eg. Product Managers to conceptualize, build, test, and realize products
Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
Build prototypes at the tech scoping stage of projects
Working along the Engineering team to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps, post-deployment
Working with the front end developers to build the interface with a focus on usability features
Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
Standardizing the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
Optimizing performance for the apps

Essential skills:

Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C
Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
Familiar with Xcode


Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)
Familiar with the Android SDK
Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL, or similar database management system
Familiar with Eclipse
Good working knowledge in Cocoa Touch
Experience with memory management and caching mechanisms specific to mobile devices
Experience working with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics, and Core Text

Good To Have:

Experience in Payment gateway integration in mobile apps is a big plus
A portfolio of iOS/Android apps in the Play Store/app store is a plus
Hands-on experience with Android studio & Gradle build system
Git & Gerrit
UI & UX experience
Locations and Map API's