Mobile App Development Lead

Mobile App Development Lead



Job Reference: 14896

£70000 - £74999 per annum

Mobile App Development Lead


  • Do you want to work with a globally recognised leader in the provision of Smart Tech in the Internet of Things?
  • Do you want to work with the latest tech & get training to develop your career?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for you to join this first class company who are a global specialist in energy management with a mission to make the most of energy. They are passionate about delivering real & innovative solutions + smart products in.

The client design & manufacture connected home products & services that include the physical products that go in homes, the apps used & the cloud-hosted software that make it all work well together. You will be working within a cross-functional development team that consists of app developers, cloud service developers & architects, electronics design engineers, mechanical & product designers, embedded software & manufacturing teams.

Job Title: Mobile App Development Lead.

Location: Maidenhead preferred, Devon possible as alternative.

Duration: Permanent, Full Time.

Start Date: ASAP, client will wait for the right person.

Salary: c #55,000 - # 75,000 pa (dependant on location) + 28 day leave + pension, + insurance + health care.

Purpose of this role

You will be a technical lead to provide line management & technical direction to the mobile app team of 4 developers. This team is responsible for creating end-user-facing apps for the connected IoT products, providing compelling experiences on Android & iOS.

The apps created use & cloud-hosted software & are key to make it all work well together. You will be working with a cross-functional agile development team that consists of app developers, cloud service developers, electronics & embedded software engineers & mechanical/product designers.

Accountabilities include:

  • work with embedded, cloud & mobile developers & our design partners to develop best-in-class user apps
  • create the detailed user experience based on input from creative design team
  • scope, define, build & deliver technical solutions with a clear focus on user needs & experience
  • provide leadership in development technologies & methods
  • analyse, diagnose & resolve application-based defects in a timely manner
  • maintain & extend links with other Application development teams in the wider business to ensure consistency of approach.

Key Requirements:

  • Self-starter & can-do attitude
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment
  • Worked on consumer-facing apps & secure apps
  • Interest in the IoT
  • Strong communications skills
  • Team player, comfortable engaging proactively with teams across the business
  • Ideally a degree, or equivalent, in a related computer science discipline
  • Understand the mobile landscape, architectures, & emerging technologies & toolkits

Essential skills

  • Xamarin
  • Proven mobile app development, in Android, iOS or Xamarin

  • Technical Lead role experience (Team Leader)
    • Line management
  • Architecture, design patterns & clean coding
  • Propose & choose development technologies, toolkits, frameworks.
  • Responsible for build & integration strategy.
  • Cross functional development including server-side & IoT device components

  • Development Process
    • Agile
    • Branching strategy
    • Release management
    • Publishing to app stores

  • UX/UI
    • Working with a UX designer/team & of UX best practices

  • Continuous Integration (and ideally delivery) using TeamCity.
    • Git or equivalent
    • Automated unit testing
    • Automated UI testing (ideally Xamarin UI Test)

Desirable skills

  • Cybersecurity Awareness of common vulnerability of methods of defence, Threat Modelling & Pen Testing
  • Python and/or scripting languages
  • Use of analytics for in-field analysis
  • Connectivity BLE & WiFi
  • Xamarin Forms & Native (Android & iOS) or Xaml (if no previous Xamarin experience)

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