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Lead Mobile Applications Architect

at Wireless Generation, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) Full Time Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Job Description:

Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems and services that help educators teach with excellence. With its solutions, educators can easily apply research-based, proven practices such as frequent progress monitoring and needs diagnosis, data-informed decision-making, differentiated instruction, and professional collaborations across classrooms, grades, and schools. The company has helped educators address and solve some of the most pressing challenges in teaching and learning. Wireless Generation currently serves more than 200,000 educators and three million students.

Title: Lead Mobile Applications Architect

Description

Wireless Generation, Inc. is looking for a seasoned architect that can lead our mobile application development in the New Curriculum division. The Lead Mobile Application Architect will work closely with product, design, and architecture teams to create an overall mobile application technology roadmap and mobile application architecture. This job will entail leading the identification of new technologies and best practices in the development of mobile applications.

Responsibilities of Lead Mobile Apps Architect:

- Create and maintain an overall mobile application technology roadmap and mobile application architecture

- Define architecture boundaries for native, hybrid, and generic development across mobile platforms (iOS/Android/other)

- Collaborate with Product, Design, Architecture, and Engineering teams to define clear requirements, deliverables, and timelines for mobile applications development in the new curriculum group

- Work cross functionally with other business units to drive consensus in product development and launch cycles for each application

- Source and develop vendor partnerships and applicable relationships related to specific applications

- Lead the technical analysis and evaluation of new technologies, vendors, products, and product enhancements with a strong point of view on end-user functionality and an eye for highly usable user interface design

- Maintenance and engineering support for currently deployed and future products

- Provide hands on approach to mobile development and the ability to communicate strategy, process, and development status at all levels of the organization when necessary

Requirements of Lead Mobile Apps Architect:

- B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field

- 10+ years of professional software development experience

- 4+ years of mobile application development experience on iOS and/or Andriod, both on tablet platform is preferred

- Prior experience on designing and architecting mobile application solutions Strong understanding of server side software, scalability, performance, and reliability aspects

- Experience with Web services: REST, SOAP, XML, JSON

- Experience with JAVA, Objective-C, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3 is preferred

- Must have the ability to deliver on strategic concepts including the ability to prioritize to ensure near-term deliverables.

- Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment

- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

How to apply:

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