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Mobile Technical Architect


Engineering is what drives Fareportal. We are one of the fastest growing travel technology companies in the world; our portfolio of travel brands, including flagship product CheapOair, receives over 100 million visitors annually.    

We are seeking a Technical Architect who possess strong experience of designing, building and implements new features across multiple platforms (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc), including mobile application development, architecture design, infrastructure design, technology build and deployment activities.

The right applicant will possess strong designing and building experience of advanced applications for IOS and Android platform. 

This role will enjoy great visibility and have tremendous ownership!

 Responsibilities

Mobile Architect:

  • Acting as lead iOS and/ or Android Application developer.
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle concept, design, build, deploy, test and release.
  • Principal Architect Mobile Apps: overseeing app architecture for 2 major travel brands on iOS and Android platforms.
  • These apps have clocked over 5 million downloads, won numerous design, product and marketing awards, and the engineering team 
  • Gather requirements around functionality and translate those requirements into elegant functional solutions Build prototypes at tech scoping stage of projects Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps Working with the front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features.
  • Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences Standardizing the platform and in some cases apps to deliver across multiple brands with minimal duplication of effort Optimizing performance for the apps Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies.
  • Explain technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience in Designs and implements new features across multiple platforms (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc), including mobile application development, architecture design, infrastructure design, technology build and deployment activities.
  • Articulates requirements into technical architecture. Oversees the architecture component of the development staff. Recommends and sets strategic architecture direction and approves high level software development / architecture. Improves mobile application performance. Recommends strategic architecture direction.
  • Participates in and contributes to 3rd party integrations and work closely with development on various dynamic initiatives.
  • Provides framework and assists in business impact analysis, business case development, and product selection. Responsible for providing enterprise architecture guidance and relations in a multi-supplier environment. Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
  • Experience in development and implementation of enterprise architecture/applications. Knowledge of server-side and web services development
  • Experience in analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions. "
  • Proven commercial software development experience desktop and mobile Published examples of mobile applications.
  • Excellent testing/ QA skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • iOS Strong OO design and programming skills in Objective-C Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)
  • Familiar with xcode.

Mobile apps development: 

  • Experience in Designing and building advanced applications for the iOS and Android platform. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features;
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency; - experience in Native iOS deep integrations desired. Such as Calendar, Camera, GPS, sensors, etc.
  • Understanding of deployment methods, along with publishing the app in app Store.
  • Proficient in working with different types of web-services (SOAP/REST etc.).
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Familiarity with Objective-C (mandatory) and Cocoa Touch (desired).
  • Excellent problem-solving and algorithm skills.
  • Knowledge of Swift and android native development is added advantage

Requirements

Background

  • 6+ years of experience in software development with a B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. / M.S. in Computer Science, electronics or related field from a premier institute.
  • Around 7 years of dev experience, with 3 in Mobile App development, at least two years developing SOA backends, and at least 2+ in tech architecture, with experience working in globally distributed teams.

  • Experience in Designs and implements new features across multiple platforms (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc), including mobile application development, architecture design, infrastructure design, technology build and deployment activities.

Skills

  • Android Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)
  • Familiar with the Android SDK Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system Familiar with Eclipse, Webstorm.
  • Understanding of other compiled languages Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
  • Experience of development using web technologies Good understanding of OO programming and design patterns.
  • Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax .
  • Experience building web and native apps.
  • Using version control (e.g. Git, SVN)
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills.

Personal Impact: Our casual company culture boasts innovation, collaboration and harbors a unique entrepreneurial spirit.

The right people will. . . 

Understand the unique challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with a rapidly growing fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, with the ability to deal with ambiguity but equally the freedom to explore and innovate.
Manage a continuously evolving sets of priorities when everything (really-everything!) is important.  You can’t get overwhelmed or sidetracked easily.
Be vocal with idea generation; speaking-up fuels discussion, ideation and group-think.  98% ideas may fly by the way side – but your impenetrable spirit allows the other 2% to soar! Your voice defines the value you bring to the organization.
Maturity to work goals at hand, but also able to consider overall strategies of the firm and create opportunities previously unseen.
Understand power of ownership culture; built on principles and values that compel everyone at Fareportal to think and act like an owner of the business

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Fareportal’s Mission is to “Make travel effortless, affordable, and enjoyable by providing customers with their perfect trip, through the relentless pursuit of innovation in technology and unsurpassed customer service.”   If you love technology, travel and innovation, commence your journey here.

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