Mobile Developer – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Mobile Developer

Country: Kenya
Organization: Food for the Hungry
Closing date: 14 Dec 2021

Responsible for the delivery of reliable android applications and writing code that adheres to industry best practices and FH programming policies. This role is expected to be able to work independently on multiple projects, with the ability to multitask and attend meetings with FH product owners as required; this role will also provide support for key business applications. The Mobile Developer is key to contributing to the design, implementation and support of in-house solutions that support the business operation worldwide. This includes, but is not limited to data collection, metrics and reporting, database, and product integrations.

FH Heartbeat
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Principal Responsibilities
Software Development
● Design, build and maintain advanced applications for the Android platform.
● Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications.
● Contribute to, enforce, and maintain coding standards following industry best practices.
● Ensure and contribute to quality software development policy using automated testing.
● Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and develop new product features.
● Responsible for writing supporting documentation as needed.
● Participates in the planning process on assigned projects.
● Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
Application Support
● Respond promptly and professionally to bug reports and application support issues.
● Provide assistance to testers and support staff as needed to determine system problems.
● Responsible for analysis of applications including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming.
● Responsible for analyzing current programs and processes and make recommendations which yield a more cost-effective product.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Level Specifications
● Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.
● Excellent people skills including warmth and sensitivity, conversational, able to relate to and effectively communicate with people from different cultures (at various levels within the organization).
● High integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics.
● Able to self-manage a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities, proactively solve problems and / or suggest viable solutions while advancing goals and objectives.
● Proven software development experience and Android skills development with a focus on Java, Kotlin (Required), HTML, CSS, JSON, MySQL, PostgreSQL, RESTful services.
● Experience with technologies used to support offline data collection with native Android applications such as RabbitMQ, SQLCipher, Hive2Hive, Realm, Lyra, Nexus Dialog, Protostuff and GSON.
● Working experience with automated testing tools such as JUnit, DBUnit, Spock, Cucumber, Appium, Espresso, Selenium or similar.
● Broad background in information technology, databases, software development, security, and related concepts.
● Knowledge of project management tools and processes such as Scrum or other agile methodologies.
● Hands-on experience with Test Driven Development (TDD).
● Experience with UI development of mobile applications (scalable for different screen resolutions and localization).
● Solid knowledge of mobile OS architecture, in areas of: UI, memory management, data storage, security, and application management by OS.
● Proficiency with multithreading and performance optimization techniques for Android.
● Ability to design and develop using Object Oriented design principles and software design patterns to attain high reusability and maintainability.
● Must have strong debugging and troubleshooting skills.
● Must be able to work collaboratively with a distributed team.
● Excellent organizational skills, ability to plan and coordinate work, ensure the efficient flow of projects and processes.
● Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
● Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Good conflict resolution skills.
● Demonstrated computer operating skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google platform, and virtual technologies such as Skype and / or GoToMeeting.
● Practical working experience with a variety of business information applications, including collaboration tools, accounting and finance, communications, and enterprise level databases.
● Medical fitness to live and travel in rural and urban areas with extreme conditions and limited medical support.
● Ability to travel up to 10% of time per year in the US and internationally, to insecure countries or locations.

● Typically, 3+ years developing consumer mobile applications for Android.
● Must have published at least one original Android app.
● Proficiency with Kotlin is a plus.
● Non-profit ministry experience is a plus.

● Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, or a related subject.
● Knowledge of project management tools and processes such as Scrum or other agile methodologies.

Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Safeguarding Policy
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

How to apply:

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