We are looking for an experienced Android developer  with more than five years’ experience, to be involved in all aspects of building  and maintaining native Android  apps for our broad and diverse range of clients. 

Our company is proudly headquartered in Umhlanga (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa. Due to our way of working, this position is best suited to those who live in or are able to move to the Durban area.

As a successful candidate you would

  • Be directly involved in creating native apps for our clients and partners in the fields of media, communications and education.
  • Actively contribute to ideation, strategy, implementation and iteration of features and functionality for Fabrik.
  • Be responsible for upholding code quality and testing practices for our fleet of Android apps.
  • Take ownership of re-architecting the existing Android codebase into a modular architecture. 
  • Manage the transition from Java to Kotlin. 
  • Uphold our values of service, quality, maintainability, design and iteration in a teaching and learning environment.
  • Be accountable for creating and maintaining world class applications.

We expect from you as a successful candidate that

  • You have more than five years’ experience working as an intermediate Android App developer, having filled the primary role on a shipped Android app developed natively. 
  • You have more than a year’s experience using Kotlin. 
  • You are well-versed in Unit & Automated testing techniques for Android apps. 
  • You have a strong competency in Git. 
  • You have recently published and/or maintained live app(s) in the App Store. 
  • You have some experience in a leadership/team lead role. 
  • You have experience in UI design. 
  • You have an awareness of Agile/Scrum methodologies or have worked in an Agile / Scrum team.
  • You are used to an in-flight teaching and mentoring atmosphere.

You would even be more successful as a candidate if

  • You have successfully completed the Android NanoDegree. 
  • You are comfortable working with wireframing tools and prototyping proof of concepts. 
  • You are comfortable using AppCenter and Microsoft’s Azure DevOps. 
  • You have experience writing Bash Scripts. 

As a person you should be able to recognise yourself in the following:

  • A professional who understands that best results are achieved through collaborating with others, and not just in working alone.
  • A natural-born teacher who will do what it takes to up-skill the people around you, and has an opinion on what constitutes great work.
  • Career-focused with the motivation to forge one’s own path to success within a high-performing team.
  • The diligence and discipline to get things done, no matter the level or perceived cachet of the task.

To apply, email the following information to us:

  1. Full CV.
  2. Reference details from your direct leads at your 2 most recent places of employment.
  3. Include your expected salary and your notice period.

About the work:

We are immedia: a unique, human-centered, customer-oriented ecosystem that has been headquartered in Umhlanga, South Africa for 25 years. Our software development team, immedia Studio, has developed Fabrik, our “Born in the Cloud” communications platform through which various organisations can securely engage with their clients or members. These organisations vary from media organisations to schools, and from residential communities to business networks.

Core to our product development approach is a respect for data privacy – a central component of our product’s identity, and an imperative in a global marketplace in which consumers’ trust of technology has been diminished.

Our mission is to bring ease, compliance and trust to our clients through our platform of services, which includes web applications, audio streaming and mobile apps.

The natively-developed mobile apps include messaging features such as push notifications, rich media support, group chat and more. The messaging management component is a web-based application that collects and delivers messaging across multiple messaging streams. The apps also deliver live and on-demand audio and video over all connection types, underpinned by Microsoft Azure’s hosting services.

Our customers find our Software-as-a-Service compelling due to our agile and iterative software development philosophy, and a good fit for our team are people who thrive off of consistent collaboration with stakeholders, enjoy striving for creative solutions, and understand the benefits of constant iteration.

Transparency and trust are values in our teams in which we try to learn continuously and develop continuously, to grow together in achieving great results for our customers. We strongly believe that, to remain relevant in an ever changing industry, technology professionals have to keep adapting to change in a human and authentic way.

We understand that it is a duty to teach those around us what we have learnt and we have seen that, by doing so, we become better professionals. To support this we empower a teaching and learning culture throughout our ecosystem.

As a team, we’re looking for  people who are curious, open to feedback, and enjoy working together to create a better solution.  We’re looking for team-mates who are not necessarily defined by their technical experience, but people with imagination and energy, vision and shared values, curiosity and heart. Everything else you need can and will be learned along the way through immersion in our iterative environment.