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Job for Mobile Developer at at iROKO TV September, 2015

iROKO is a well funded, VC-backed, growing start-up business. We are the
fastest growing digital media company offering West African content
globally. Our mission is to provide easier access and
discovery of
quality entertainment content to hundreds of millions of people on
devices of their
choice. , New York, and Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Mobile Developer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full Time

Job Descriptions

  • We are looking for a mobile app developer to support the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps.
  • The developer will provide support in the entire app lifecycle
    right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support. Apps
    will be mainly content based and integrated closely with the web sites.
    In addition to delivering the product the successful candidate will be
    heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy globally.
  • The Mobile Developer will be a member of our back end
    development team, working closely with our other fantastic front end and
    back end developers during every phase of your projects. Your job will
    be fun, challenging, and interesting.

The qualities we’re looking for:

  • Support the lead iOS and/ or Android developer.
  • Optimise performance for the apps
  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies
  • Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Attend industry events/ conference – both attending and presenting
  • Work directly with developers and product managers to conceptualise, build, test and realise products
  • Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
  • Work closely with another mobile app developer leading the other platform development
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
  • Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
  • Standardize the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort
  • Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects
  • Work along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
  • Working with the front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features

Skill Sets

  • Proven commercial software development experience – desktop and mobile
  • Published examples of mobile applications on the App store or the Android market
  • Excellent knowledge in information architecture, human computer interaction and usability design principles
  • Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
  • Excellent scoping and estimation skills
  • Excellent testing/ QA skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments locally and internationally
  • A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products
  • Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision
  • A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape
  • Ability to multi task and good time management skills

Qualities that would make you stand out:

  • Experience with OTT development.
  • You have a passion for the emerging market audiences specifically within Africa.
  • Experience in a start-up environment.
  • Experience with Analytics inclusive of Conviva, Google Analytics
    ( inclusive of session ids using GUID), and other similar Analytics
  • Experience with development for video delivery inclusive of subscription models
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (Web Operations)
  • Experience with a team building Mobile Applications for Android and IOS – Familiarity with SDKs
  • Experience with OVP ( Video Platforms) and CDNs
  • Experience driving test driven development
  • Experience driving Agile environments

Essential skills


  • 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


  • Understanding of other compiled languages
  • Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
  • Experience using social media APIs
  • Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART)
  • Using version control (e.g. SVN)
  • Excellent debugging and optimisation skills
  • Experience of development using web technologies
  • Good understanding of OO programming and design patterns
  • Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
  • Experience building web and native apps

Desirable skills

  • LAMP development experience
  • Creative design skills
  • Working with a content management system
  • Working in a media/ publishing environment
  • PHP frameworks (e.g. Zend)
  • PHP template engines (e.g. Smarty)

How to Apply

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