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Date Added: Sat 21/11/2020

Senior Android Developer

Pretoria, South Africa
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Job Type: Permanent

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My client, an innovative start up providing smart solutions to hearing requires your NQF Level 4, 5yrs+ exp as a Senior Android Developer and Java; Reactive programming; Modular code design principles; Restful API integration; GIT.


Application planning and development - 40%

  • Be involved in the planning, design and development of Android applications.
  • Work from wireframes, Android applications or specification documents to develop high quality Android applications.
  • Develop smart and reusable application architecture.
  • Follow best practice design and development methodologies in sustaining a high quality, clean, auditable and manageable system.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.
  • Institute smart analytics into applications and report on app usability and improvements to project lead
  • Monitor app usability and crash logs and ensure bug fixes are deployed as soon as possible, working proactively.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • Conduct initial testing before deployment to staging, ensuring that app is developed to specification and requirements
  • Assist software testing analyst in the development of testing plans and environments

Contribution to team - 20%

  • Communicate effectively with team lead
  • Communicate effectively with team members and internal stakeholders, using communications channels appropriately
  • Contribute to the development of fellow team members
  • Contribute innovative ideas to project and application plans and roll outs
  • Take personal ownership for projects and products

Project planning and capacity management - 20%      

  • Estimate accurate completion timelines for projects for use by the project lead in capacity planning
  • Provide   input   into   the requirements documentation and assist in work breakdown to draft a proper timeline to plan the schedule and what is required
  • Manage time and tasks effectively in order to complete tasks in the correct order of priority
  • Manage time and tasks effectively in order to complete tasks on time
  • Liaise effectively with other team members and backend engineers to ensure timeous completion of integration and the coming together of mobile applications and the required back end system
  • Track tasks and timing on JIRA

Quality Management and Compliance 20%  

  • Ensure continued improvement   and upkeep on existing Android applications
  • Ensure compliance with QMS frameworks for CE certification.
  • Ensure products are developed accurately (i.e. according to specifications and end user requirements)
  • Ensure products are developed efficiently (i.e. according to best practice and on time)
  • Ensure testing is completed according to specification.
  • Manage release schedule and release notes for Android applications.


  • National Senior Certificate essential
  • Essential skills and knowledge - Java; Reactive programming; Modular code design principles; Restful API integration; GIT
  • Tertiary education diploma/degree relevant to software development
  • 3-year degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' experience (years):    
  • Hands on software developer having b
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