Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household goods, Fashion, Accessories, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products.
Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.
With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.
- Design and implement efficient and stable Android components according to functional specifications
- Liaise with product and design teams to explore appropriate technical solutions to achieve the required product features while safeguarding reliability, scalability and performance
- Provide time estimates to assist in planning our backlog
- Drive redesigns of the architecture in order to continuously improve performance
- Research and experiment existing and emerging technologies for potential applications in our apps and quality
- 4+ years of professional experience as Android Apps Developer
- Solid experience consuming RESTful APIs
- Full Android stack: Activities, Fragments, Views, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers, SQLite etc.
- Experience of commonly used Android libraries both from Google and third parties, for, amongst other things: persistence; multi-threading; messaging; code reduction; and optimization
- In-depth knowledge of the app store release process
- Knowledge and / or experience of the Agile methodology beneficial
- Knowledge of "hybrid" mobile applications is big plus