Mobile Developer/Great start-up/Telecommute

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 04-25-2013

Title: Mobile Developer/Great start-up/Telecommute
Location: Telecommute: Prefer New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego
Salary: Open and flexible depending on experience
Benefits: Full
Travel: Never
Open positions: 1
Contact: greg (at) hirefighters.com
 
This is a 100% telecommuting position.
 
**** You must live in the USA to be considered for this position. ****
 
Join one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. They have a very unique culture that is productive, casual and fast paced. Their management team has already built some of the most successful companies in the internet space and this one is growing more rapidly than any of their previous endeavors.
 
My client has an immediate need for an Android Developer to develop their Android applications.
 
ITEMIZED DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
*Design, build and test complex Android apps using Java and the Android SDK for various interfaces including phones and tablets.
*Work with a highly talented group of engineers to build innovative applications for the Android platform.
*Write and execute unit tests for written code.
*Contribute to architecture discussions and technical documentation.
*Leading interaction design throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables such as use cases, task flows, user interface elements, and prototypes.
*Translating usability and field research findings into design improvements.
*Practice various interface design visualization techniques such as personas, concept models, process diagrams, use-case models, mood boards, storyboards, wireframes, functional specifications, site maps, etc.
*Being accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture, schematics, and interface guidelines.
*Collaborating with product management and engineering to ensure smooth implementation throughout the product lifecycle.
*Communicating design strategy and rationale to key stakeholders.
*Contributing to a culture of innovation and teamwork.
 
NEEDED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
*Experience with XML, TCP-IP socket communication, XML parsing, web services in an Android environment.
*Experience designing user interfaces for TV set-top boxes, wireless touch screen devices, mobile phones, or kiosks in the consumer electronics field or related.
*Strong empathic skills--understands how and why an interface succeeds or fails and can spot likely problems in flow, layout, copy or presentation before they go into production.
*Values strong visual design and pays fanatical attention to the details that make the difference between a mundane and a delightful user experience.
*Able to quickly understand the constraints in a design problem identify the tradeoffs and then communicate them to team.
*Ability to create testable paper prototypes and high-fidelity static prototypes.
*Self-starter who can work independently, as well as in teams that span multiple functions and/or departments.
*Ability to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
 
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
* Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or equivalent degree or experience).
*1+ year of hands-on Android or iPhone App development.
*3+ years development experience using Java.
*At least one published and demonstrable App in the mobile market in which you were a main contributor.
*Experience with the Android UI Layout, Database, Multi-Threaded, and Android Framework.
*Experience with UI and OO design and development.
*Strong communication (verbal and written) and team skills in small agile development groups.
*BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, HCI, Computer-related Design, Computer Science, or equivalent.
*At least 5 years of experience as a key member of a design team participating in the complete product development life-cycle of successfully launched consumer and business software products.
*Deep understanding of Human Behavioral Sciences demonstrable by current experience, training, or course-work.
*Strong analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills.
 
ON-RAMPING TASKS & OBJECTIVES (First 30 Days):
*Develop a working knowledge of the company mobile app, begin scoping the develop effort for the next generation features and begin development.
 
INITIAL CORE OBJECTIVES (Next 90 Days):
*Get next generation mobile App base functionality developed and into PQA testing.
 
SEMI-ANNUAL KEY OBJECTIVES (Next 6 Months):
*Release updated Android App with Listen & Watch improvements per our ongoing roadmap.
 
Please send your resume to greg (at) hirefighters.com and I will call qualified candidates immediately to tell them more about these opportunities.
 

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