Senior Specialist Software Engineer
Vodafone
Midrand, ZA
1d ago

03-Sep-2020 Full Time

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data we carry people’s lives.

And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work.

We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best.

We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Role Purpose

Are you an IT specialist stuck in a professional rut? Do you want to flex your creative muscle and bring innovative ideas to life?

Are you looking for an employer who understands the importance of work-life balance?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place. Vodacom’s innovative and fast-paced Financial Services division might have the perfect opportunity for you.

With more than 17 million customers, Vodacom Financial Services is gearing up to make a significant impact in the South African financial services industry.

We’re looking for motivated, creative and innovative professionals to join us on a journey to reshape the financial services industry.

Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data we carry people’s lives.

And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on the likelihood is they rely on us.

Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work.

We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love.

And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best.

We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.

The Senior Specialist Android Frontend Software Engineer is responsible to demonstrate leadership in the team or sometimes lead a team who will be creating prototypes, translating UX / UI wireframes to code and implement visual elements in iterative agile cycles to develop, maintain, and optimize the business outcome.

This role is responsible for estimating user and technical stories, designing and developing frontend code, writing and executing unit and integration tests, and supporting testing of deliverables against user and technical story acceptance tests.

The incumbent is responsible for performing peer reviews, collaborating with architects, business partners and other developers to produce just enough design, and ensuring that enough technical documentation and training is provided for reference and operational support.

This role is responsible for providing software-related operations support, including managing level two and level three incident and problem management.

Your responsibilities will include :

Estimate user and technical stories to help inform and prioritize backlog related to Android frontend ecosystems

Design modules according to user stories, UX designs, and technical stories

Develop solutions according to module designs and deploy using delivery pipeline

Develop and execute unit and integration tests; support testing against user and technical story acceptance tests

Suggest improvements to user stories and UX

Manage technical debt as part of daily activities

Conduct peer reviews and maintain coding standards

Manage incidents as level two and level three support

Manage problems as level two and level three support

Actively contributing to and improving DevOps processes

Collaborate closely with Solutions architects to define and refine Emergent Application Architecture

Continuously Improve the quality of software being built by applying clean architecture, clean coding and DevOps best practices

The ideal candidate will have :

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field

At least 8 years relevant experience of which a minimum of 5 years is in programming and / or systems analysis applying agile frameworks

Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, LSD, and FDD

Experience with the following technologies relating to Android :

Exposure to Android, Android tools and environments, Android Play Store deployment

Familiar with the features of various mainstream mobile phones and have a deep understanding of the development features of mobile client software.

Master the Android Framework layer, have experience in source code reading and positioning problems, and have certain understanding and proficiency in the implementation of more popular open source libraries in the industry.

Familiar with Android UI development, have an understanding of UI architecture and basic UI interaction knowledge

Cross-platform related technology research and development experience is a plus (RN) / Weex / Flutter / chromium / V8, etc.).

Experience in network optimization, memory optimization and performance tuning under The Android platform is a plus

Knowledge of software architecture principles

Experience working in cloud-native environments

Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry preferred

Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) preferred

Competency in UX principles and practices preferred

Experience with the following will be considered an advantage : Git, Spring JPA or any ORM tool, Junit or any Testing Framework, Linux, Kubernetes, AWS EC2, ECS, Spring DI or any DI Framework, Jenkins or any Build / Deploy tools.

The base location for this role is, Corporate Park, Midrand

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion and is committed to support LGBT+ people at work.

If you do not hear from us within 30 days please deem your application to be unsuccessful.

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded.

We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too.

At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.

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