Advertising Age

New York
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
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We are looking for a not-your-typical-geeky Mobile App Developer to join our not-your-typical-geeky cross brand digital team.

We love to brainstorm about the amazing experience our incredible audiences should have, drink coffee, toss around the next wild and crazy idea that will make our brand even more amazing, work somewhat normal hours, and yes, code.

Why be the developer working on brands that nobody knows? Imagine working with industry leading publications such as: Advertising Age, Creativity, Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's New York Business. This position will be a leader in creating a mobile app vision across these strong brands as we continue to aggressively expand our digital presence. The right candidate will be key in defining and developing new mobile business opportunities on tablets and smartphones. If you are looking for an opportunity to join an entrepreneurial environment where creativity and innovation are the keys to success, you have come to the right place. And if you are looking for an opportunity to join a stable organization with a stellar reputation, that is us too!

This position could be located in either midtown Manhattan (2 blocks from Grand Central Station), overlooking Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, or comes with free parking in Detroit's Eastern Market.

- Designing, developing, coding, testing and debugging new mobile apps, both iPhone and iPad, and providing support and developing enhancements to existing Company apps.
- Ideally, can also perform similar tasks for Android-based apps.
- Communicates well with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
- Self-starter who can rapidly learn new programming languages, operating systems and SDKs.
- Researches new mobile technologies to identify new opportunities for the Company.
- Provides estimates upfront and sound project management throughout.
- Can start development based on ideation and mock-ups provided by non-technical colleagues.
- Can research new technology and analyze tools for best fit, usage, stability and performance.
- Can work with other Company developers to learn new tools and languages and can also assist teammates with troubleshooting. Must be able to pitch in on other projects when needed.

- Understanding of data structures and algorithm design.
- Understanding of Content Management Systems.
- Objective-C/C/C++/C# , HTML5/CSS, Java, OOP/OOD, JSON, XML and schemas.
- iOS 5+ experience, iPhone and iPad.
- Creative problem solving skills a must.
- Third party web services integration.
- Must be able to operate as individual and team contributor.
- Ability to switch projects and priorities quickly.
- Five to seven years of development experience, with two-plus in mobile application development.
- Published Mobile Applications available in App Store, preferably, or Android Market.
- JQuery Mobile, Appcelerator, Sencha, or comparable
- Ruby, PHP, Python, or comparable
- Web services development (SOAP, REST, etc.)