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Job Description Mobile Applications Developer

Short Description:

Write programs inside of a mobile development environment using programming languages such as Objective C, C++, C#, HTML5, or Java. Ensure programs work for all target operating systems and/or mobile platforms.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Build enterprise mobile web and native iOS, Android, or Windows mobile applications
  • Gain technical knowledge of software, hardware, and open source technology stacks
  • Help evaluate emerging cross platform frameworks
  • Partner with top notch designers to create award winning user experiences
  • Bridging the gap between elegant front end design and existing enterprise back end architectures
  • Being mentored by more experienced mobile developers and architects to foster your career path and growth
  • Mentoring others less experienced than you to foster their career path and growth
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain and evaluate information on factors such as reporting formats required, costs, and security needs to determine hardware configuration. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine system performance standards.

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Job Zones

Title: Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Related Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Job Zone Examples: Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.

SVP Range: (7.0 to < 8.0)

Job Category

IT and Engineering

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