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Senior Software Developer

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Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel

As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.


Primary objective of the job:

Independently develops mobile applications involving moderately complex batch and interactive processes.  Must have an understanding of other computer architectures with which those applications may communicate.  May also serve the software or data architect role in straightforward projects. The Senior Mobile Developer works closely with other associates within the department to complete prioritized assigned tasks in a manner consistent with the company's Mission Statement, Values, and Rules.



Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs moderately complex systems analysis and development activities on applications software, which may require some research
  • Researches and understands the marketing requirements for an application, including target environment, performance criteria and competitive issues
  • Researches new technology or development tools to remain informed of current technology
  • Performs moderately complex bug verification, release testing and beta support for assigned tasks
  • Researches problems discovered by QA
  • Develops solutions to the problems
  • May serve as the software architect or data architect role on straightforward projects
  • Provides support and leadership for the resolution of production problems
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor



QUALIFICATIONS, Including but not limited to the following:

  • Minimum of 5 years of PHP development experience with a focus on PHP5 and object oriented development
  • Working knowledge of the apache web server and LAMP stacks
  • Working knowledge of open source, 3rd party utilities
  • Proven experience in development of web services using SOAP, WSDL, and XML
  • Knowledge of unit testing
  • SQL experience with a focus on MySQL
  • Source Control Experience using CVS, SVN or GIT
  • Proven experience with AJAX preferred
  • Experience with the Zend Framework preferred
  • Experience with the Zend Eclipse plug-in or Zend studio preferred
  • Familiarity with automated test tools preferred
  • Familiarity with Use Case development and formal QA processes preferred
  • UML experience preferred
  • Experience in performance tuning and optimization preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years technical experience in application design, development, and support, or demonstrated ability in those areas
  • Good technical knowledge in software development methodologies, design and implementation
  • Good analytical and design skills at multiple application level
  • Good skills in research and analysis, project planning and implementation
  • Good understanding of entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance
  • Aware of business issues as they impact overall project plans
  • Intermediate understanding of object oriented design patterns and their usage
  • Advanced PC skills

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