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South Africa Software Engineer: Junior IOS Developer

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Johannesburg
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

Your time is now to be your exceptional best at Old Mutual!

Job Description

The My Old Mutual team is a dynamic division within Old Mutual Limited, which seeks to drive digital engagement with customers by being at the forefront of digital development and innovation. Old Mutual’s longstanding history and unquestionable success in the financial industry, provide a solid foundation for expansion of its digital platform. The Digital & Data team applies customer-focused design thinking, agile and lean development methodologies, and continuous delivery practices.

The role of Software Engineer – Junior IOS Developer is responsible for the development of high-quality mobile solutions. This role requires participation in the development and maintenance activities of software and other digital applications or services. The incumbent will be expected to develop user-centered software and contribute to developing technical specifications. This role requires fundamentals in engineering practices, an analytical and data-driven approach to problem solving, while following DevOps, SRE and Cloud Based practices.


  • Follow Agile methodologies (SCRUM / Kanban)
  • Work in a DevOps culture
  • Work closely with multi-skilled and cross-functional teams e.g., architects, developers, UX designers, business
  • Participates in team design, scoping and prioritization discussions
  • Contributes to and develop technical specifications and software application architecture and designs
  • Build cloud based functional mobile applications at an enterprise level
  • Build Front-end and/or back-end solutions on the mobile digital channel/platform
  • Writes secure, stable, testable, maintainable code with minimal defects.
  • Assumes responsibility for the state of the code you both inherit and produce.
  • Responsible for getting designs and code reviewed,
  • Writes unit tests and tests code thoroughly
  • Classifies, stores, and handles data in accordance with Old Mutual policies
  • Clearly documents software to ensure that future generations of developers understand the intention behind the features and components built.
  • Knowledgeable of and implements coding design patterns
  • Review and refactor code according to coding standards
  • Provide after-hours support of applications (you build it, you run it)
  • Understands the maintenance characteristics, runtime properties, and dependencies of the team’s software, including hardware platform, operating system and build dependencies.  
  • In the event of a problem, troubleshoots, researches the root cause of problems, and thoroughly resolve defects. 
  • Continuously develop skills
  • Seek to learn the business context and technologies behind teams' software.
  • Work effectively with customers and/or internal partners to understand business impacts and identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions
  • Understand and contribute to the technical roadmap and vision of the Digital & Data team
  • Seek to learn the business context and technologies behind the team’s software.
  • Work effectively with customers and/or internal partners to understand business impacts and identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions
  • Research and share programming/technology-related advances to team(s)
  • Build and test software prototypes


  • Matric certificate with relevant tertiary qualification
  • 2+ years of experience in Android mobile application development
  • Knowledge of, and experience in mobile frameworks and technologies such as:
  • Swift 5 on IOS for Native App Development
  • Xcode/AppCode
  • Kotlin (advantageous)
  • Containerisation technologies e.g., Kubernetes, Docker
  • CI/CD Tools e.g., Jenkins, AWS Code Commit
  • AWS (preferred) or another cloud provider such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
  • IaC technologies e.g., Terraform/Cloudformation
  • Collaboration tool e.g., Confluence, Jira, Microsoft Teams, Slack
  • Familiarity with architecture styles such as Microservice and Serverless architectures
  • Critical thinking, root cause identification skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Good communications skills and a team player
  • Comfortable with pair programming
  • Possess commercial and business awareness
  • Ability to understand, communicate and/or translate complex procedures to colleagues
  • Takes ownership of problems (even when outside own domain), proposes solutions, and either takes ownership for their resolution or ensures a clear hand-off to the right owner

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Customer focus
  • Attention to detail and big picture 
  • Action Oriented
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Multi-function team collaboration

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