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Mobile & Tablet Application Developer IOS

Company: The Great Courses
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SPECIFICATION - Mobile and Tablet Applications Developer iOS

Corporate Overview:

A pioneer in the lifelong-learning market, The Teaching Company is a popular and growing media company that produces The Great Courses: a series of comprehensive and engaging, university-level, video and audio courses taught by the world's greatest professors. These subject matter experts are chosen among the top 1% of professors and industry experts world-wide specifically for their ability to teach effectively.

The Great Courses series covers a wide variety of topics ranging from traditional liberal arts subjects such as philosophy, history, literature, and the sciences, to practical classes in photography, foreign languages, health and wellness, business skills and much more. The company has ongoing partnerships with venerable education brands such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Mayo Clinic, The Culinary Institute of America, and others.

Through its unique consumer-input driven model, The Teaching Company creates only the content that customers want and has developed a catalog of more than 650 Great Courses comprising over 8,500 hours of content. Courses are delivered to customers worldwide via a variety of channels, including digital downloads, DVD and CD sales, and via The Great Courses Plus-a subscription video-on-demand platform that PC Magazine has called "Netflix for Learning."

Since its establishment in 1990, The Teaching Company has sold more than 25 million courses to a diverse, multi-generational group of customers around the world, whose common interest is their deep love of learning. Prominent and loyal customers of The Teaching Company include Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, and Jim Collins, to name a few.

Position Summary:

We are looking for an iOS developer responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed at a range of iOS devices including mobile phones and tablet computers. Primary focus of this role will be development of iOS applications and their integration with our web based back-end services. Commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.

Key Relationships:

Reports to: Director, Technology Services

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design and build applications for the Apple iOS platform
  • The developer will lead the entire application lifecycle right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support
  • Responsible for quality and performance of the apps
  • Responsible for code check-ins, maintainability and ongoing enhancements as needed
  • Developing quality and maintainable apps
  • Must be a team player and capable of translating high level user requirements into technical tasks

Ideal Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Mobile and Table Applications Developer at TGC will have:

  • 6 to 9 years of development of mobile & tablet apps
  • Proficient with Objective-C or Swift
  • Experience with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, etc.
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services
  • Understanding of Apple's design principles and interface guidelines
  • Experience with in-app purchasing with integration to payment processors is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • Knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git or SVN
  • Ideal candidate will also possess experience with Roku, iOS, Android and Kindle/Amazon apps
  • Experience in content space with audio/visual like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, MLB, etc., would be a huge plus

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically. Strong team-orientation
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to lead teams
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is expected
  • Committed to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge
  • Successful history of launching mobile and tablet applications
  • Ability to clearly communicate data insights to others
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape

Keywords: The Great Courses, Chantilly , Mobile & Tablet Application Developer IOS, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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