Mobile Architect at EF Labs

Shanghai, China

Posted on Nov 20 2015 (over 8 years ago)


As a Mobile Architect at EF Labs you will work as part of a team to deliver the next generation of English teaching and learning solutions on tablet and mobile devices - this is a chance to build software that really matters and changes people's lives.

As a blended iOS and Android team, this is an excellent opportunity to lead and cross-train a multi platform team. As you are already experienced with both iOS and Android then this is a rare opportunity to work on both platforms simultaneously. The mobile team today has 18 Engineers and is set to grow going forward.

We welcome international applicants while asking potential candidates to note that we are looking for a senior  architect.

You will:

  • Provide technical leadership through directing, supporting and providing best practice guidelines for the core EF Labs   Mobile   team.
  • Ensure consistency in use of frameworks and guidelines across multiple projects/teams
  • Help evaluate, interview and mentor   mobile   software engineers
  • Consolidate and coordinate back-end development &   architecture   for   mobile   projects, taking requirements from multiple product teams into consideration.
  • Develop and deploy iOS based applications using Objective-C/Cocoa and C++; and/or Android based applications using Java and the Android SDK.
  • Work collaboratively or in isolation as the situation demands.
  • Design, develop and test complete applications and also discrete components of larger apps.
  • Interface with remote and distributed data sources and APIs
  • Troubleshoot, optimise and performance tune.
  • Work closely with the Product, UX, QA, Academic staff and the rest of the mobile team, to continually improve the development process and the product quality.


You have/are:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Master degree is desirable, but will waive this requirement entirely if you have significant and applicable real world experience.
  • At least 4 years experience writing apps for mobile platforms, at least 10 years experience in the software industry
  • A demonstrable track record of published and successful applications, preferably with millions of users
  • Solid understanding of Cocoa/UIKit frameworks and the iOS SDK and/or the Android SDK.
  • Proficiency in the Xcode tool chain and/or experience with building Android projects from the command line with Ant or via Eclipse.
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies.
  • Solid experience of object-oriented design and modern programming techniques.
  • Demonstrable algorithm/data structure and problem solving skills.
  • A passion for technology and innovation.
  • Experience with multiple mobile platforms (iOS, Google Android, Windows Mobile 7+, WebOS, Symbian, Bada or WinCE).
  • Applications released on the iTunes App Store or Android Marketplace/Google Play.
  • Experience with real-time graphics and advanced rendering techniques (i.e. Open GL ES).
  • Experience with building advanced User Interfaces.
  • Knowledge of server side web application development.
  • Knowledge of Javascript/JQuery, CSS and HTML.
  • A robust sense of humour is always nice (and probably essential).


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