Mobile App Developer

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  • Must be able to stand, walk, climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk; hear; occasional lifting/carrying of 5+ pounds; speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.
  • Drug test, typing test, and background screen required.

Location(s) Tulsa, OK
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 30-Sep-2016
Job Description ® is looking for an experienced mobile app developer to lead the design, development and maintenance of native-built Android and iPhone apps.

Here are a few of our existing mobile apps:

You will lead the entire app lifecycle right from concept stage until delivery and post-launch support. Apps will be mainly content based and integrated closely with web sites and APIs. In addition to delivering the mobile product, the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving the mobile strategy we use going forward.

  • Acting as lead iOS and/or Android developer.
  • Working closely with other developers to coordinate data feeds
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle –concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
  • Working directly with developers and product managers from concept, to build-out, test and launch products
  • Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions
  • Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects
  • Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps
  • Working with the front end designers to build the interface with focus on usability features
  • Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences
  • Standardizing the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort 
  • Optimizing 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


  • Proven commercial software development experience –desktop and mobile
  • Published examples of mobile applications on the App store and/or the Android market
  • Excellent knowledge in information architecture, human computer interaction and usability design principles
  • 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 possess good time management skills
  • Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
  • Excellent scoping and estimation capabilities
  • Excellent testing / QA skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments locally and internationally
  • Working with a content management system

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

iOS Skills 

  • Strong OO (object oriented) design and programming skills in Objective-C/Swift 
  • Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
  • Familiar with xcode
  • Familiar with Apache Cordova & Adobe Phonegap to manage existing mobile apps built in that platform

Android Skills 

  • Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE / J2ME)
  • Familiar with the Android SDK
  • Familiar with Eclipse

Common Skills 

  • Understanding of other compiled languages
  • Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
  • 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
  • Experience using social media APIs
  • Using version control (e.g. SVN)
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Understanding UX best practices
  • Knowledge of SQL, MySQL or similar database management system

Competencies for success:



Learning on the Fly

Technical Learning

Action Orientated

Dealing with Ambiguity

Presentation Skills

Peer Relationships

Time Management

Written Communications

Problem Solving

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