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Job Opening - PBS KIDS Mobile Developer

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Hi All,

 

The PBS Digital team is looking for a full time mobile developer with experience in iOS, Android and HTML5 games to join our team. This person will do a lot of work with the app and mobile game developers that make our PBS KIDS games in the app stores and on mobile web, which is why I wanted to let everyone here know about the gig. I've copied the job description here, you can find it and the application form at the link below. 

 

http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8acda1103909aef90139128c4d6e4c86&id=8a699b9844812703014499fce5320cae&gnewtonResize=http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/GnewtonResize.htm&source=

 

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Mobile Developer

DEPARTMENT: Revenue Strategy & Ventures
STATUS: Temporary/Full-Time (12 month assignment)

**The individual selected for this role will not be directly employed by PBS. The incumbent will be hired by Maslow Media Group and assigned to work on this project for PBS.

JOB OBJECTIVE: 
PBS Digital is the group behind pbs.org, pbskids.org, and PBS mobile apps. The Internet is our playground and mobile devices are our new toys.

The Mobile Developer, working with the General Audience and KIDS tech teams, is the engineering support behind numerous mobile products with immense scales of national distribution. We are on a mission to create content that educates, informs and inspires the American public. Core to our culture is unbridled creativity and the pursuit of perfection in software craftsmanship. Come impress us and we’ll return the favor!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
  • Review vendor code to enforce readability, security, performance optimizations, and conformance to Apple/Google store guidelines
  • Manage external quality assurance vendor resources
  • Evolve build automation, package management, and performance profiling practices
  • Facilitate app deployment to internal teams and technical QA vendor
  • Work closely with products and design teams to develop iOS applications from conception to launch
  • Lead rapid prototyping and development of internal mobile projects
  • Manage the build reusable iOS components for interfacing with PBS services
  • Stay informed of emerging mobile technology landscape, architectures, and trends

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
At least 2 years’ work experience, to include:
  • Strong background in mobile development
  • Extensive object-oriented programming experience
  • Experience both building and consuming RESTful APIs

TRAINING/EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED: 
  • Firm grasp of mobile first web practices
  • Familiar with distributed version control (Git, Hg)
  • Familiar with Apple/Google/Amazon store submission processes
  • Familiar with TestFlight

SKILLS/ABILITIES DESIRED: 
  • Mobile development (Android, iOS)
  • Google Analytics and Flurry Analytics SDKs
  • Mobile game development frameworks (GLKit, Cocos2D, Sparrow)
  • Other platforms (Unity, Air, Cordova, Kivy, Corona)
  • Automate build tools (Gradle, Maven, Ant)
  • Package management tools (CocoaPods)
  • Contributions to open source projects (Github, Google Code)
  • HTML5 development for mobile web and app deployment

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

 

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