iOS Developer - CBS News.com

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CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

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CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

 
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Description:
CBS News Digital is looking for an exceptional Mobile applications Developer. Ideal candidate will be innovative, self‐motivated, a quick study, and eager to develop new skills. In this position, you will take a key role in developing our award‐winning CBS News stand-alone streaming service and CBSN applications across multiple mobile and OTT platforms, including phone, tablet, and over-the-top devices.  

The Position:
  • Responsible for the technical development, debugging, and delivery of best- in-class mobile applications.
  • Ability to work across a wide range of projects, each with specific functional and feature requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, user interface designers, platform engineers, and multiple groups across CBS Interactive to define and implement product features.
  • Build high-level user interfaces using rapid prototyping methodologies.
  • Design application frameworks for use across the multiple products.
  • Work with internal technical teams to identify and build platform elements required to support key mobile product features.
  • Create Technical Requirements Documentation based on Product Requirement Documents.
  • Implement upgrades, rebuilds and additional porting of applications.
  • Juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results- oriented environment.
  • Results- driven, able and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evaluate opportunities to bring new product features and content to mobile users from a technical perspective.
  • Build strong working relationships with coworkers, customers (internal and external), and company management and library components for our video products.
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Thorough knowledge of the iOS SDK and programming environment.
  • Acted as a key contributor to at least one publicly released native iPhone application.
  • Background supporting the integration of rich media assets, including video, into mobile properties.
  • Experience integrating ad serving products and analytics/reporting tools into mobile properties.
  • Sound programming fundamentals: experience working with memory management, thread synchronization, and event based programming issues; utilization of sound engineering principles in writing code.
  • Strong C/Objective-C Programming and Swift skills required.
  • Experience creating, optimizing, and integrating Application Programming Interface (API) calls; background in API development preferred.
  • Ability to work in a cross- functional team alongside other developers contributing to the same code base library.
  • Experience working with both Agile and Waterfall development processes.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills; must be able to demonstrate an ability to work well with other non- technical members of the development team.
  • Minimum 3  years of mobile software development experience; concentration in mobile application development technology strongly preferred

Preferred:
  • Experience with evaluating and assuming responsibility for code written by third parties preferred.
  • Experience developing   OTT application interfaces highly preferred.
  • Roku, Java Android of any other similar platforms a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to build intuitive user interfaces for mobile applications.
  • Familiarity with REST APIs, HTML5 and scripting languages a big plus
  • Experience working with entertainment, games, news, or sports-related properties preferred
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