Mobile Computing Architect

8 - 10 years experience  •  Government

$150K - $180K
Posted on 07/26/17 by Nikita Mochi
Lansing, MI
8 - 10 years experience
$150K - $180K
Posted on 07/26/17 by Nikita Mochi


  • Candidate will serve as an architect for iOS Mobile Computing solutions for Client.  
  • Candidate will architect end-to-end solutions for iOS-based mobile products to be utilized by Client.
  • The projects will involve iOS native and hybrid development, security considerations, data model design for targeted databases, and web service-oriented client/server backend architectures.  
  • Candidate is expected to understand the business and technical requirements, and in turn design and implement solutions that are easy to maintain and incorporate reusable components.  
  • Candidate is expected to be proficient in problem identification and resolution, especially in production environments, for both the device and server side implementations.
  • Candidate should be most versant with Apple technologies and their associated idiosyncrasies, but must also have working knowledge of the server side code and technologies

Specific Duties:

  • Serve as an architect of n-tier applications using iOS as access technology for enterprise backend systems.
  • Work with product owners, BAs and PMs in defining and managing the business and technical requirements.
  • Lead the full SDLC process of iOS application solutions, including but not limited to Objective C, Swift, HTML5, JSON, XML and consuming RESTful web services.
  • Lead the full SDLC process of web service oriented backend solutions, including but not limited to Java, Spring frameworks, MyBatis, consuming SOAP web services, producing RESTful web services, and SOA middleware.
  • Lead the design of database objects in relational databases, including but not limited to DB2, SQLServer, and/or Oracle.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of Apple’s technologies and requirements, including but not limited to distribution certificates, provisioning profiles, code signing, keychains, push notifications, app transport requirements, and iOS version histories.
  • Expert level knowledge is required of using iOS frameworks related to UI, Core Data, storyboards, web services, security/keychain, camera integration, asynchronous/background processing, multitasking, etc.
  • Expert knowledge of common design patterns (like MVC, delegation, target-action) and Cocoa layers related to Touch, Media, OS and Services and Objective/C and iOS principles of memory management, notifications, blocks, categories, etc.
  • Triage bugs and resolve production issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Perform code reviews as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring of Client staff assigned to the project.
  • Follow AgileScrum methodology, and conduct daily standups, sprint grooming and planning meetings.


  • Full SDLC experience as an application developer; 
  • Experience with Object Oriented development; 
  • Experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C; 
  • Familiarity with Swift programming language and latest iOS APIs and frameworks;               
  • Experience with Core Data framework; 
  • Experience with iOS Auto Layout, Storyboard, Blocks, and GCD; 
  • Experience with deploying iOS apps;            
  • Experience with deploying enterprise iOS apps via MDM; 
  • Experience with relational database design and development; 
  • Experience in architecting & solutioning mobile apps that consumes web service;              
  • Experience with HTML5 development and JavaScript frameworks;             
  • Experience with Java centric server-side development and solutioning;      
  • Experience in team leadership position;              
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
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