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Senior Applications Developer

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Our client is a fortune-500 pharmaceutical and biosciences company with a global presence. They are seeking an eager, energetic individual to join their innovative advertising studio in a Senior Applications Developer role. This is a long term contract opportunity and the perfect role for an Applications Developer looking to build his/her resume! If you enjoy a work hard/play hard environment, read on:

Position Description and Responsibilities
• Ability to lead mobile strategy and development for in-house applications
• Engage and collaborate with IT groups to further promote mobile application strategy and development
• Build strategic alliances in the organization by serving on committees and work streams related to mobility
• Seek opportunities for to aid in prototyping or building turn-key, enterprise-wide mobile solutions
• Ability to translate a creative brief into a design that solves the client’s marketing/communication needs
• Works with Interactive Studio Manager to ascertain clients needs and provide innovative functionality and solutions for assigned projects
• Accepts feedback from the Interactive Studio Manager and incorporates the feedback into the application
• Coordinates all aspects of functionality production/programming
• Work with team members to troubleshoot and solve production issues
• Ability work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing priorities
• Experience working in a pharmaceutical marketing environment a plus
• 5-7 years of online media development experience in an interactive agency/studio environment

Requirements
• iOS development experience with Objective-C and iOS SDK including Core Data
• iOS profile provisioning and deployment experience
• PhoneGap, Sencha, Dojo Mobile, jQuery experience
• App Store and TestFlight experience
• Flex 3 / Flash Builder / ActionScript 3 experience
• Adobe Air application experience
• Unity3D development experience
• Strong knowledge of content development for mobile devices and application of HTML5
• Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, JSON
• Must be proficient in all major web development applications. Specifically Adobe Dreamweaver CS5+, Flash CS5+, Fireworks CS5+, Illustrator CS5+, Photoshop CS5+, and Acrobat Pro
• Operates effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment
• Strong debugging skills
• Attention to detail and quality assurance procedures
• Portfolio/online samples required

Communication Skills
• Participates in team meetings effectively and efficiently
• Keeps team lead well informed of project changes and challenges as they arise
• Effectively communicates relevant project information to team lead
• Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
• Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
• Effectively conveys our message and approach in both written and verbal communications

Technical Understanding
• Extensive knowledge of mobile device landscape
• Possesses general understanding in the areas of web development, application programming, database and system design
• Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
• Gains a thorough understanding of our overall team capabilities
• Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements
• Understands at a high level the abilities and limitations of industry standard technologies and software packages

Leadership Qualities
• Inspires coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence
• Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
• Approaches challenges in a solutions oriented manner
• Manages the process of innovative change effectively
• Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices

Client Management
• Continually provides the Team Lead updates about project progress, changes, delays and risks as necessary so they can inform the Web Producer
• Works closely with the Team Lead to set and manage client expectations during all project phases
• Communicates effectively with the Team Lead to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions in a proactive manner
• Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
• Builds a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives to build a seamless partnership

Teamwork Approach and Core Behaviors
• Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions
• Conducts training sessions for Studio members to educate them on the latest mobility trends and capabilities
• Participates in presentations as the Mobile Subject Matter Expert
• Comfortable with all levels of Employees
• Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential
• Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner
• Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members
• Mitigates team conflict and communication problems
• Is cognizant and respectful of other’s time
• Participates in development opportunities and training
• Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
• Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures

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