Software Dev Engineer

Full Time

Majid Al Futtaim

Since 1995, our founder, Majid Al Futtaim, has transformed the way that people shop, eat, rest, play and travel, where they live and the services they enjoy that make life easy. Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia

Job Role:
This SDE III mobile application developer is responsible for collaboration with omni-channel stakeholders and teams to understand business requirements and develop mobile applications in line with the required standards and timelines. The role holder also is responsible for crafting codes and applying programming languages to develop applications for the relevant platform (Android).

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Communicate with relevant stakeholders to discuss expectations, negotiate timelines, deliverables and dependencies
Collaborate closely with Product Owners and team members to identify and socialize product and delivery risks
Mobile Solutions and testing
Plan and recommend creative and innovative ideas and functionalities to have more user friendly application
Collaborate with various stakeholders to craft clear user stories, design tests for prototypes and products, and continuously deliver product enhancements

Understand integration between various API connections and integration with other applications
Develop and maintain program documentation, including methods, flow charts, diagrams, decision tables, record and forms layout, testing, and program specifications.
Utilizes expertise to design, build, install, modify and test mobile applications to support and optimize operational work processes.
Prepares test plans and provide guidance and assistance to testers
Collaborate with security and technical teams on web and database servers and web security
Apply Agile engineering practices and various software and web/mobile development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance the client customer and employee experience
Troubleshoot issues with minimal guidance, identify bottlenecks in existing workflows and provide solutions for a scalable, defect-free application. Identify root-cause and recommend changes

Human Capital Responsibilities:
Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
Ensure the implementation of MAF Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures
Disclaimer: This role description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal responsibilities of the role identified and shall not be construed as an exhaustive description of all the work requirements inherent to success in the role.
Assist with the implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
Develop and implement on the job-training for the team

Definition of Success:
Understanding of requirement to deliver customized and user-friendly applications
Delivery of mobile application as per the required standards and timelines
Timely testing and troubleshooting
Other Context (if applicable):

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or Engineering; or a Science degree

Minimum experience
5+ years’ mobile/software development experience in an agile at-scale environment

Experience with REST APIs, JSON and AJAX
Experience with code refactoring, design patterns, design-driven development, continuous deployment, highly scalable applications, and application security
Experience with at least 1 unit testing framework for IOS
Solid knowledge in Push Notifications
English (Full professional proficiency – Required)
Arabic is an advantage
Experience with Git, such as branching, merging, tagging and pull requests
Experience with mobile CI-CD (Jenkins or similar) and app store deployments
Complex UI experience beyond story-boarding by developing UI using code