Mobile (iOS, Android) Developer jobs and careers
As an iOS or Android Software Developer, you will write code for applications specifically for use on mobile devices. You will pay special attention to the compatibility of the applications to ensure that they are supported and fully functional and ultimately, it is your responsibility to form interfaces that consistently improve the user experience.
Why consider a career as a Mobile (iOS/Android) Developer?
As a professional Mobile Developer, you can work directly for one company or for an agency. Entering the mobile application development field means that you are setting yourself up for success now and further down the line. As technology inevitably continues to modernise, your role will account for a high percentage of usage in the industry - due to mobile and tablet devices accounting for the majority of internet usage.
Android Development: Your core experience will involve using Java, Android SDK, RESTful API’s, Kotlin, Android UI design principles, patterns and best practices. Generally, you’ll have live apps within the Play store and a natural interest in picking up the latest technologies and development techniques.
You'll be unit testing and proficient with GIT version control. You’ll be translating designs and wireframes into high-quality interfaces and devising the architecture and best approach for Android app development.
You’ll be designing, building and maintaining high performance, reusable and reliable Java code and identifying and fixing bottlenecks, bugs and reviewing any crashes. In addition, you’ll be called upon to attend client meetings and give regular updates on progress and also any industry events.
iOS Development: You’ll be interacting with teams including product developers, electronics engineers, embedded software engineers and Cloud developers to ensure connected solutions are functional, secure and easy to use.
If experienced, you'll have apps to show from commercial native iOS app development using Objective-C or Swift. You will be a user of TDD / BDD development methodologies and have some experience of writing automated unit and UI tests (e.g. Catch, XCTest & Calabash). You'll be familiar with Atlassian tools including JIRA, Bitbucket & Bamboo and have experience/awareness of iOS build tools (e.g., xcodebuild, fastlane & CocoaPods).
Typical role titles include
Mobile Application Developer
Career progression example
Lead iOS Developer
Lead Android Developer
Head of Mobile App Development
At an entry level, mobile iOS or Android Developer learning professionals on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £45k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes…
Popular skills required for these roles include:
IOS | Swift | Android | Kotlin | Java | Objective-C | Xcode | Core Data | Cocoapods | Hockey | Fastlane
3rd party SDK’s | TDD, Xamarin, RxJava.
What qualifications does it take?
There are many courses you can take in mobile development and a qualification/degree in computer science or technical discipline can help with some applications. Most businesses will prefer to see a portfolio of apps available to download in the App Store or on Google Play.
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— Sports Industry AppsLocation:BathSalary:£30K-£50KAndroid, Gradle, Unit Testing, RESTful APIs. Great working atmosphere with a strong work / life balance. Rapidly expanding business; exciting new projects and ever growing ideas.One of Baths most successful tech scale-ups focussed around active lifestyle and sport, is expanding rapidly across multiple teams. They are looking to continue to build their mobile function within the business and they're looking for a talented Android Developer. Its a relaxed environment but the team is extremely hard working and the successes theyve had so far really prove that. Theres a strong work / life balance and so employee happiness is high across the business, which of course carries over into everyones work and provides their clients with some amazing results.What skills you'll be needing Youll need to have built bespoke Android app, having used Android SDK and the latest frameworks / APIs. You will have a good understanding of third party libraries (Dagger, Retrofit, Gson, etc.). Android Studio and Gradle experience, as well as unit testing and automated tests. Integration of RESTful web service APIs. Strong understanding of CI and CD processes. Youll be experienced with version control.What you'll be doingYoull be responsible for the creation and implementation of bespoke Android apps within the sports sector. Youll be working closely with the rest of the development team, as well as the in-house design team. They're looking for someone who can create inspirational and interesting apps to a well-designed brief. Theres a real desire to create and publish new mobile content and youll be helping scale and deliver future plans. Youll be working at a fast pace and will be keeping on top of new industry trends and technology and help introduce those into the business, eventually looking to expand the mobile team.What you'll get in return for your talentsOne of the best parts about working here is the environment. Whilst everyone is committed and hardworking, they want you to enjoy your work here and more importantly, keep a life outside the office too! Youll be based in wonderful, recently refurbished offices in the city centre, great for a lunch time wander. Youll be provided with the best kit, a generous salary (£30-50K), great holiday entitlement, pension and little extras like free fruit and bike/shower facilities. You'll play a key role within the business to help guide what the future of mobile looks like across all upcoming projects and there will be chances for future progression as the team continues to grow.What's nextSound great? Send in your CV NOW to Callum or call in for a chat.
— Global brand, centre of excellence for Mobile and IOTLocation:BristolSalary:£45K - £55KCentre of excellence for mobile and IOT. Outstanding product development, genuine innovation, Kotlin, RxJava etc. Fantastic training, progression, access to latest tech.We're looking for a talented Android Developer to join one of the UK's most innovative technology businesses at their new centre of excellence in Bristol. This is an amazing opportunity to work within a progressive IoT and connected products team working with the latest technologies and continuous research and development.What experience you'll need You'll be expected to have some fantastic apps to show from commercial native Android development (Java, Kotlin, Rx). Strong understanding of design patterns. Ability to create quality user experience through the apps that youve built. Awareness/experience of emerging and current tech i.e. Reactive Functional Programming (RX Java). Solid experience of automated testing and dependency injection. Knowledge of the Gradle build system and Continuous Integration systems. They need passionate, creative innovators who work collaboratively and solve problems, never compromising quality for quick release; a high attention to detail and a thirst to overcome limitations.What you'll be doingYou'll be responsible for developing new features for a suite of ground-breaking connected products (four new ones on the way in the next 5 years!). The work will be challenging, varied, and will help bring the business further into the evolving world of IoT. They're looking for their developers to create an exciting product experience from mobile apps, web/CRM integrations and cloud services. You'll be collaborating in Agile teams made up of product developers, UX, electronics engineers, embedded software engineers and Cloud developers to ensure solutions are functional, secure and easy to use. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary Connectivity Research Team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the next generation of connected products and technologies are properly explored, tested and refined. You'll be able to mentor team members and contribute to system architecture and development process. It almost goes without saying that your thoughts and opinions will be hugely valued and encouraged especially when helping to evolve research processes.What you'll get in return for your talentsAn incredible opportunity to work on greenfield and challenging projects for a global giant offering long term progression, training and development, hacks and ongoing R&D initiatives, access to courses and conferences alongside a formidable benefits package. You'll also get generous holidays, bonus, healthcare, pension, flexible hours and be surrounded by some of the smartest developers in the region. You'll be part of a team producing apps used across the world by millions; job satisfaction is going to be high in this one!Whats nextLike the sound of this? Send in your CV and examples of apps youve built to Ellen (01179269530).
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