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The Weather Channel is hiring iOS Developers!

From: user 2.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:02 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

The Weather Channel is looking for an iOS Application Developer for the iOS platform. This will be a full time salaried position with benefits.

 

This is an opportunity to participate in both the ongoing development of the #1 weather application on all mobile devices as well as assist in the development, technical design, and architecture for upcoming new products!

 

This hands-on position will be responsible for continuing the development of existing world class products for the consumer weather space as well as delivering new and innovative products for the mobile user. A wide range of skills will be required and the candidate must be willing to continue the learning process as The Weather Channel continues to innovate with new ideas and as new tools and techniques become available.

The candidate must be prepared to continue to leverage dynamic weather data in both geo-spacial and geo-temporal ways using maps and other visualization techniques such as live and streaming video. In addition, The Weather Channel has a global presence and as such the candidate should be prepared to participate in various localization efforts as well as delivering a strong product to all markets including changes due to cultural differences.

 

A commitment to quality is a must. The prospective candidate must be willing to continually work to raise the bar in terms of both code quality and user experience. This includes participating in code reviews, refactoring code as needed, and assisting others where needed. Additionally, the candidate should be willing to speak out when quality issues may be present.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

- Work in a team oriented, agile environment.

- Implement requirements provided by the product team to create new or modify existing iOS applications.

- Provide accurate and timely estimates of the length of effort required to implement given requirements.

- Work with others to Localize and correct software defects.

- Create efficient, performant algorithms and assist others in doing the same.

- Work with Quality Assurance and Testing to deliver well tested and working applications that meet required specifications.

- Be proactive and willing to raise issues early in the development process.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A. Knowledge

- BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

- Prefer 2 years programming experience in general

- Prefer 1 year experience specific with iOS in specific

 

B. Skills

Required:

- Experience using object oriented programming techniques.

- Experience using common programming languages, such as Objective-C, Java, C, C++, or C#.

- Exposure to web based programming including HTML, Javascript, CSS, XML, and JSON.

- Comfortable using IDEs for software development, preferably Apple's XCode.

- Comfortable in using standard debugging techniques such as logging, GDB, and/or Instruments to localize and correct software defects.

- Understanding of the challenges related to mobile development including battery and radio usage as well as CPU and memory constraints.

- Understanding of common design patterns including Model-View-Controller.

- Hands on experience using smart phones and/or tablets preferably iPhone and/or iPad.

- Exposure to iOS Memory Management, both with and without ARC.

- Ability to interact both in a team oriented setting as well as an individual.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

- Highly creative.

- Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

- A commitment to quality.

 

Desired:

- Exposure to non-English languages and/or work on products intended for international deployment.

- Exposure to television or digital video production and distribution.

- Understanding of Earth sciences/weather.

 

Please send your resume directly to [address removed] for consideration. I welcome referrals and please feel free to fwd to your colleagues. No agencies will be considered.

 

Thanks,

Melissa Ngo

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

The Weather Channel

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[address removed]

 

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