South China Morning Post is a leading news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century with global impact. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record. Our teams span across Asia and the United States, working together to connect with news consumers around the world. We are committed to informing and inspiring through journalism of the highest standards. Our vision is to “Elevate Thought”, and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”.

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper. Additionally, SCMP is Asia’s leading magazine publisher with a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR and The PEAK. We are also home to cpjobs.com, a big data-powered recruitment platform that matches jobseekers with their dream jobs.

Senior Mobile Application Developer - Android (Ref: COBL-DIT-SMADAND)

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and maintain SCMP’s suite of Android apps for mobile and tablet

  • Execute and deliver native app product development to align with product specification

  • Participate in technical and design discussion with system architect and strategic partners to ensure best practices during implementation.

  • Work closely with team (app developers, product managers & user interface designers) to conceptualize, build, test and deliver products

  • Translate requirements into functional solutions

  • Deliver across the app lifecycle including development, testing & deployment, app store release, maintenance, documentation as well as ongoing enhancement and support.

  • Ongoing performance optimization for apps

  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies

 

Job Requirements:

 

  • Higher Diploma or degree holder in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field

  • At least 4 years’ application development experience; proficient in Android application development; clear understanding in Android 5.0 / 6.0 app development features and experience in resolving compatibility issues on different Android devices is a plus

  • Proficient in Java; familiar with multithreaded programming model; understand mechanisms of the Android core, ability to read the source code of Android preferred

  • Proficient in high-performance programming and tuning, as well as compatibility with more than one series of popular Android phone models

  • Proficient in Partner Design and actual project experience

  • Strong sense of responsibility and self-motivated team player;  can independently complete design and coding

  • Familiar with the common development tools: Gradle Maven Git SVN

  • Contribution in open-source projects preferred

  • Development experience in multiple languages or platforms preferred e.g. experience in other programming/ formatting language e.g. HTML, HTML5, Javascript, CSS is a plus

  • Strong passion in developing quality mobile applications and strong sense of responsibility and self-motivated team player

  • Excellent communication skills in Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) and English required. Trilingual preferred


 
Work location will be at Tai Po office, shuttle bus service is provided.

Interested parties please send curriculum vitae with full career details, salary history, availability and expected salary to the Human Resources Division, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by email to career@scmp.com.

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