Wits Graduate Recruitment Programme


We are an exciting technology start-up looking for a creative, passionate, and tech-savvy individual to join our business. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is driven and enthusiastic about being able to develop a start-up from the ground up.

We require an app developer to help us develop a timeline for app development and cost projections, as this will be used for a pitch to investors. Should we receive investment, then we will require the applicant to proceed with web and app development, with the potential to hire staff as the startup gains traction. Please see the requirements below for more details regarding the skills that are required for this position.

Strong skills in the following development languages:
• PHP 5 (OOP)
• MySQLJavascript / JQuery
• HTML5 / CSS3
Working knowledge of mobile responsive design and mobile app development

Experience in custom web app development including a working knowledge of e-commerce.

Experience with interfacing web services and APIs
Up to date with the latest trends and platforms.

Awareness of and experience in implementation, development principles web standards, good coding practices, as well as trends in user experience and information architecture.

Experience with complete cross-browser compatibility (including Internet Explorer and Safari rendering issues and solutions)

Experience with website security

Experience with app development for the Google Play or the Apple App Store

Business sensibilities and understandings
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and ability to do basic design work
Experience in managing a development team

Duties and Responsibilities
System architecture design
Produce quality code that is in accordance with system, technical and product road map specifications
Development of a custom developed web application
Continuous maintenance and updates on the new development code
Testing and deployment of the website
Mobile app development
Ability to creatively problem solve

Personal Characteristics:
Passionate about web and app development and willing to work the hours necessary to launch the products timeously
Vibrant and positive
Driven individual with an incentive to be part of a growing business
Ability to work alone and with a team
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to work well under pressure
Excellent time management skills

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Job type: Permanent/Full-time equity-based job opportunity
Own Transport: Yes
Permission to live or work in South Africa is required

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV to slstadler23@gmail.com.
Closing date for application: 2 April 2015.

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