Vacancy: Senior iOS Developer

The Basics

IT – Software

Reports into:
IT Project Manager

Gauteng Area, remote

Role type:
Contract – 12 months

About the Role

Designs, develops and implements iOS mobile applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME and plays a software governance role.

iOS developers must be able to technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:

iOS developers must have a competent understanding of:

  • The system development life cycle and can explain the developer’s role in each stage
  • The defined system development tools, processes and workflows
  • The distinction between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
  • The importance of delivering high-quality source code and how to achieve it
  • The technologies used and the systems components structure
  • The domain and business terminologies and link them back to system implementations


iOS developers should be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to ensure a successful, high-quality product and great user experience
  • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency.
  • Perform accurate development estimation
  • Produce technical specifications and designs. Participate in new business development through ideation, prototype development, and project estimates
  • Research new techniques, tools, and best practices and share that knowledge with the team and community
  • Maintain high standards
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Within 6 months of being in the position, an iOS developer should be able to demonstrate strong domain knowledge and technologies in relation to the environment that they work in.

Skills & competencies required

Personal Attributes and Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)
  • Is values driven
  • Ability to work in a self-driven, complex environment with multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to think abstractly
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new technologies
  • Clean code thinking
  • Is a problem solver


  • 4+ years’ experience as an iOS developer
  • Experience with software development in a test-driven environment
  • Excellent understanding and application of design principles


  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of OO design principles and development patterns


  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • XCode
  • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)


  • iOS
  • UML
  • SOAP and REST Web Service Development


  • Software architecture
  • JAD sessions
  • Data modelling techniques



  • 2+ year user interface analyst experience (preferred)
  • Software Engineering related degree/qualification 
  • Honours degree
  • Business experience and product knowledge
  • Experience in Objective-C is beneficial
  • Have worked on at least 1 app published in the App or Play Store

Qualifications required

  • Matric
  • a Degree in IT


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