Software Engineer Mobile (Android Apps) Developer

Posted on September 6th, 2021 | 76 days left to apply | 32 views

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Length of assignment: Full Time

Suggested start date: Immediately

Learn about Farmerline

Do you want to improve millions of lives and leave a lasting legacy at the same time? Do you want to use your talents and skills to make a difference and not just a living? Do you want to help feed the world now and in the future? Farmerline works to reinvent how the world thinks and invest in the lives of small-scale farmers. We are working to help farmers produce and sell food. We are bold and systemic thinkers but operate lean and nimble.

Since 2013, Farmerline has directly helped farmers to improve their productivity and profit in Ghana and also provided technical support to other organizations to do the same. Farmerline started its operations serving 800 farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with information via mobile information services. We have supported many organizations with our tools and knowledge to improve the way they work with farmers. Over the past 7 years, Farmerline and its partnership network has profiled and served over 500,000 farmers and digitized over 1,000,000 acres of farmland across 16 countries in Africa.

Farmerline is a learning organization and you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humour, you’ll thrive at Farmerline.

Role overview:

The  Software Engineer (Mobile Apps Developer) will take part in the development and implementation of functional mobile applications throughout the software development life cycle and offer excellent technical support. The engineer shall be a team player with a keen eye for details and possess exceptional problem-solving and debugging skills. Experience in Agile frameworks and working knowledge in relevant coding languages are essential. The goal will be to build efficient programs and systems that serve user needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support)
  • Produce fully functional mobile applications writing clean code
  • Gather specific requirements and suggest solutions
  • Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance
  • Design interfaces to improve user experience
  • Liaise with Product development team to plan new features
  • Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards
  • Research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols
  • Stay up-to-date with new technology trends
  • Collaborating with web developers to build stable APIs
  • Document user requirements, and specifications
  • Analyze mobile devices and accordingly provide technical and functional recommendations

Qualifications:

  • Proven working experience as a mobile (Android) developer
  • BSc. / MSc. in Computer Science or Engineering and any other related field.
  • Hands-on experience in designing interactive applications
  • Hands-on experience in building Android apps
  • Strong experience in working with REST APIs
  • Experience with version control systems
  • Familiarity with OOP design principles
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications
We create access for all players in the agricultural value chain Farmerline is a company that develops solutions to increase access to farmers and simplify transactions throughout the agricultural value chain. Our focus on creating lasting profits for farmers everywhere has fueled our innovations from the very onset. We are the first organisation in Africa to give farmers access to information through voice messages in local languages, effectively bridging the knowledge gap among smallholder farmers. We are building the “Amazon” for farmers where they can access these timely services and other quality resources at affordable prices in their community. Since our inception in 2013, we have gone beyond serving farmers with information and resources that increase their yield. Now, we also provide global organisations with the tools they need to reach, engage and transform the agricultural last mile. Our belief in the power of technology to ensure sustainability across the agricultural value chain gave birth to Mergdata (www.mergdata.com); a mobile and web application for last-mile engagement. With this technology, we ensure that all last-mile engagements create access for all players, ensure transparency and efficiency, and ultimately, contribute to global food security. The software also offers real-time traceability, certification audit, farm mapping, farmer education, and analytics solutions to help organizations that work with farmers achieve their sustainability and food security goals efficiently. Mergdata uses big data and AI to give organisations insight into the work of farmers and to give farmers increased access to resourced and services; including financial services.
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