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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    iOS Developer (Senior)


    Key Purpose

    Designs, develops, and implements iOS mobile applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME and plays a software governance role.
    Android developers must be able to technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to
    Senior IOS Developers Must Have a Competent Understanding Of

    • The system development life cycle and can explain the developer’s role in each stage
    • The defined system development tools, processes and workflows
    • The distinction between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
    • The importance of delivering high quality source code and how to achieve it
    • The technologies used and the systems components structure
    • The domain and business terminologies and link them back to system implementations


    Senior iOS developers should be able to demonstrate that they can:

    • Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
    • Collaborate with product managers and designers to ensure a successful, high-quality product and great user experience
    • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency.
    • Perform accurate development estimation
    • Produce technical specifications and designs. Participate in new business development through ideation, prototype development, and project estimates
    • Research new techniques, tools, and best practices and share that knowledge with the team and community
    • Maintain high standards
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Can help with quality assurance and provide comments

    Personal Attributes And Skills

    • Values Driven
    • Optimistic
    • Learns on the Fly
    • Resilient
    • Instils Trust
    • People Savvy
    • Drives Results
    • Problem Solver



    Education and Experience

    • Matric. A diploma or degree in IT would be advantageous.


    • 4 years of proven experience as an iOS developer
    • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
    • Experience with software development in a test-driven environment
    • Excellent understanding and application of design principles
    • Familiar with UML
    • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
    • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or in a full team
    • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
    • Attention to detail
    • Have worked on at least 1 app published in the App or Play Store
    • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
    • XCode
    • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)
    • iOS
    • UML
    • XML, JSON
    • SOAP and REST Web Service Development
    • Software architecture
    • JAD sessions
    • Data modelling techniques
    • 2+ year user interface analyst experience (preferred)
    • Software related degree/qualification (preferred)
    • Honours degree (preferred)
    • Business experience and product knowledge (preferred)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on to apply
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