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Mobile Development Lead (PTA)

IT – Software Development
Pretoria/Centurion – Gauteng

A cutting-edge HealthTech company in Pretoria seeks the coding expertise of a forward-thinking Mobile Development Lead who will develop and maintain innovative hearing health platforms on the native Android platform, ensuring code is generated that is in accordance with specifications, and which is neat, accurate and scalable. You will also be responsible for motivating employees and bringing about win-win agreements within the team. You will require a Diploma/Degree relevant to Software Development, 7 years suitable work experience with 2 years Management experience & having been responsible for the development and maintenance of 1 or more projects. Your tech tools must include Android (Java / Kotlin), GIT, MySQL, MVP, MVVM, Clean Architecture, iOS, Jira and Confluence.
Team Management –
  • Increase team’s effectiveness with the following:
    • Recruitment, selection and orientation.
    • Training and development.
  • Assign accountabilities and plan.
  • Monitor and appraise job and project results.
  • Develop a climate for offering information and opinions.
  • Ensure conformity of products and documentation to product and company requirements in terms of the Quality Objectives.
  • Provide technical leadership to the team through coaching and mentorship where appropriate.
  • Develop the expertise within the team, ensuring continued development and best practice.
  • Package and support deployment of releases.
  • Assist with managing team priorities and development schedules.
  • Provide feedback to Line Manager regarding the efficiency and output of the team.
  • Build team morale and keep the team motivated to work at a high pace and at the desired quality.
  • Ensure the team meets specification and timescales as appropriate.
  • Drive documentation completion and quality within the team.
  • Ensure development is completed within the Quality Management framework.
Application Planning and Development –
  • Be involved in the planning, design and development of assigned applications.
  • Research, consult, analyse and evaluate application needs and designs.
  • Write and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards.
  • Work from wireframes and/or designs to develop high quality applications.
  • Following best practice design and development methodologies in sustaining a high quality, clean, auditable and manageable applications.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
  • Identify issues, bugs, and bottlenecks and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in applications and associated processes, procedures and methods.
  • Testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an application within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification.
Teamwork –
  • Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code.  
  • Communicate and collaborate with the team to solve problems and discuss best programming practices.
  • Contribute to team development efforts towards successful project delivery.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and internal stakeholders, using communications channels appropriately.
  • Take personal ownership for projects and products.
Project Planning and Capacity Management –
  • Estimate accurate completion timelines for projects for use by the project lead in capacity planning.
  • Provide input into the requirements documentation and assist in work breakdown to draft a proper timeline to plan the schedule and what is required.
  • Manage time and tasks effectively in order to complete tasks in the correct order of priority.
  • Manage time and tasks effectively in order to complete tasks on time.
  • Liaise effectively with other team members and backend engineers to ensure timeous completion of integration and the coming together of mobile applications and the required back end system.
  • Track tasks and timing on JIRA.
Quality Management and Compliance –
  • Ensure continued improvement and upkeep on existing applications.
  • Ensure compliance with QMS frameworks for CE certification.
  • Ensure products are developed accurately (i.e., according to specifications and end user requirements).
  • Ensure products are developed efficiently (i.e., according to best practice and on time).
  • Ensure testing is completed according to specification.
  • Manage release schedule and release notes for iOS applications.
Qualifications –
  • Tertiary education Diploma/Degree relevant to Software Development.
  • Honours in Computer Science or equivalent. (desirable)
Experience/Skills –
  • 7 Years with 2 years Management experience.
  • Hands-on Software Developer having been responsible for the development and maintenance of 1 or more projects.
  • Main development language for role: Android.
  • Line management of iOS and Android Developers.
  • Team culture, coaching and development.
  • System development coordination.
  • Project Management.
  • Project implementation management.
  • Documentation.
  • Development of mobile software for a hardware product (check out
  • Android (Java / Kotlin).
  • Reactive programming.
  • Modular code design principles, familiarity with different software architectures: MVP, MVVM, Clean Architecture.
  • Restful API integration.
  • GIT.
  • Development Architecture.
  • MySQL.
  • Agile knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of Atlassian Suite (Jira and Confluence).
  • Knowledge of development pipelines.
Advantageous –
  • Experience with ISO, CE or FDA compliance for software.
  • Medical device software development experience.
  • Experience with BLE. 
  • Experience with AWS.