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Mobile Application Developer
Ref No.: 18-04045
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Mobile Application Developer

Job duties:

Design and develop software applications (apps) for mobile phones, Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. May develop on one or more mobile platforms including Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Mobile, and/or other mobile platforms. Manage full software development life cycle including testing, implementation, and auditing. Perform product design, bug verification, and beta support which may require research and analysis. Career-Level position within field. Considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline. Conducts complex work important to the organization. Works under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment.

The Digital Innovation Mobile Contractor will partner with the eCommerce Digital Innovation team and IT to develop, program, and test various "proof of concept” projects. In the evolving Digital eCommerce space, new technologies appear in the market at a frequent pace. This changing landscape requires a versatile team that is in touch with the market, passion about new technology, while at the same time able to understand the needs of our customers and how emerging technology can improve the customer experience.

1. Develop:
  • Partner with the eCommerce team and iT to prepare and program various "proof of concepts” for testing
  • Understand back-end system/services to access when building out fronts for testing
  • Ability to creatively architect and design programs to meet the goals and requirements of various projects
2. Test and Iterate
  • Partner with the eCommerce Innovation and iT teams to rest and iterate on developed software and programs
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and learning from field testing
  • Quickly integrate and update projects
3. Hand-off:
  • Prepare projects for hand-off and deployments as "proof concepts” move to production

Required Skills:
  • Requires 6-9 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience with Android Application Development Environments (ideally 2+ years of experience)
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON, third-party libraries and APIs
  • Experience developing native Android platforms: Android SDK, Android Visual studio, and Proguard