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Dubbed the "Netflix of Africa", is the worlds largest online distributor of African movies. Headquartered in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, with regional offices in New york and Johannesburg, the business has an audience in excess of 6million people worldwide and is regularly featured as one of Africa's fastest growing internet businesses in worldwide press including Tech crunch, CNN, CNBC,Africa, BBC, Variety, Financial Times, Economist and Forbes.

Job Title: Senior Web Developer


Job Field
ICT, Computer

Job Detail 
This person will be a member of our back end development team, working closely with our other fantastic front end and back end developers during every phase of your projects. Your job will be fun, challenging, and interesting.

Design, program, and deliver web, local development projects PHP, .NET, C#, and related platforms within designated schedules and budgets
Support development of projects from inception through alphabeta testing and final delivery
Identify, communicate, and overcome development problems and creative challenges related to complex web and application-based projects
Keep current with programming languages/platforms within the web development/web application, and desktop application space
Comprehend and follow specific project life-cycle instructions and procedures when required
Revise and troubleshoot development work as required
Provide tactical application mentorship to other developers in area of expertise
Heavily contribute to and actively follow technical documentation related to interactive development cycles
The ability understand the development and creative/design cycles for Product Development
Act as a go-to person within technical area of expertise
Interact with associate technical directors, producers, associate creative directors, and other technical/creative team members
Effectively present technical information in one-on-one and small group situations to vendors, clients, and staff

At least 5 years of relevant web development experience
Applied knowledge of both agile, iterative, and waterfall web development process, as well as demonstrated abilities to write and follow technical briefs, technical requirements, data schemas, and data descriptions
Ability to understand creative and project briefs
Ability to accurately estimate the scope and effort required to deliver complex technical projects
Significant, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain complex solutions within at least one of the following interactive, rich-media platforms:
oEntire LAMP vertical Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP
Project experience in the following development methodologies:
Application design patterns
OOP/object-oriented development approach
Use of platform extensions, industry libraries
Industry-related knowledge of browser client development:
HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery
Understanding of browser compatibility issues and platform characteristics
Direct industry experience working in coordination with front-end developers
Ability to work with interactive requirements—providing external data through multiple means (XML, JavaScript, web services) and guidance on data usage
Ability to act as a “mediator” between web developers and designers to support mobile/hybrid development and responsive design implementations
Ability to give basic feedback on interactive design and make alternative suggestions when dealing with technology or platform challenges
Proven team interaction skills
Self-direction and passion for improving projects, the iROKOtv’s  Technology department, and on improving personal development
Qualities that would make you stand out
Experience with OTT development.
Experience with development for video delivery inclusive of subscription models
Experience with Analytics inclusive of Conviva, Google Analytics ( inclusive of session ids using GUID), and other similar Analytics platforms
Experience with OVP Video Platforms and CDNs
Experience driving test driven development
Experience driving Agile environments
Experience with Amazon Web Services Web Operations
Experience with a team building Mobile Applications for Android and IOS – Familiarity with SDKs
You have a passion for the emerging market audiences specifically within Africa.

iROKOtv – the “Netflix of Africa” is the world’s largest distributor of African entertainment content online. Having successfully conquered the African diaspora market, we are looking for a  Senior Developer  who can help us in the next phase of our growth. Specifically, we would like to satisfy our diaspora audience with HD quality content across SmartTVs, desktops and tablets while expanding our offerings for fans in Africa, where the local infrastructure and legacy devices present a different challenge entirely.  Our 2015 goal is to bring the best of Nollywood to every single handset on the continent!
A Sr. Web Developer/Programmer develops dynamic websites, web applications, and mobile applications using a variety of languages and development platforms. This person will work with technical directors and other staff to develop technical briefs, specifications, requirements documents, and test plans as required. A successful developer must be able to work in a fast-paced, often changing environment that is typical of a OTT deployment for a Media company ; be able to communicate to all team members effectively and efficiently; and above all, be a team player who is solutions-oriented, strives to deliver top-quality products, and is curious about the world around them. The Sr. Web Developer provides deeper technical guidance to other developers and team leads as needed and performs independent research to understand and master emerging technologies in the industry.


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