Sophia is growing!
Due to the launch of our on demand mobile app for face to face private tuition on iOS and Android, we are now looking to add a full time mobile app developer to our team based locally in Clapham SW4.
As local residents, we always like reaching out the community with opportunities to join our team. If you are a mobile app developer looking for an exciting challenge or know someone who is - please get in touch with us.
Co Founder / CEO
Education is evolving. Students think differently. Learning requires a new focus. Yet an out of date industry remains unchanged. Time for a paradigm shift.
Sophia is an EdTech company which connects fully vetted and verified tutors with clients seeking face-to-face tuition via our intuitive on demand mobile app. We built Sophia to meet the needs of progressive clients and tutors living in a highly competitive, changing world.
This is Tutoring Reimagined.
As a Mobile App Developer you will be working within a fast paced environment with a team of highly skilled and experienced personnel. The role reports directly to the CEO and you will be working with the senior leadership team and alongside the current outsourced technical team to implement new features as well as troubleshoot and solve production issues.
You will be expected to work closely with the business analyst and leadership team to understand the business requirements and design and implement solutions that meet those requirements. The team is test focused and so you will be expected to follow the standards and procedures that have been developed by the team that ensure the work produced is of a high standard.
Security and safety are at the core of our business and as such the role will require the candidate to have a full focus on protecting data and ensuring that a “privacy first” mindset is adopted with regards to the design and development of solutions.
Sophia is primarily looking for individuals with a curious mind that have a drive for software development. We are interested in hearing about any personal projects you may be working on or any self-learning you are undertaking. It is not necessary for you to have a degree but you will need to show a track record in software development that can showcase your capabilities.
As one of the first in-house developers you will have the ability to influence development and use your technical knowledge to provide innovative solutions that will help Sophia grow as a business so we will be looking for candidates that are able to clearly express themselves and their ideas.
We are looking for developers that have experience in architecting solutions, working with key stakeholders to solve issues and enhance the platform and our focus will be on technical ability and communication skills. Candidates will be given a technical test to assess their capabilities.
As Sophia handles sensitive information on children any prospective candidate will undergo a background check as part of Safer Recruitment in Education which includes an Enhanced DBS Check.
Please note that at this time there will be no personnel management responsibilities but any successful candidate should be prepared to perform such a function in the future.
The core technical skills we are looking for are as follows:
- 4 years+ experience with developing native iOS and Android applications (SWIFT and Java)
- Root cause analysis and diagnostic examinations to resolve issues
- Practical experience in design patterns
- Strong grounding in SOLID principles
- Experience with mapping and location based services
- Systems analysis and design
- Working in an agile team
- Source Control (GitHub, BitBucket)
- Unit testing / test driven development
- Excellent communication skills
- Result oriented attitude
- Exposure to Microsoft Azure
- Understanding of GDPR requirements
- Data Governance and Protection experience
Career Level RequiredMid-Level DeveloperExperience Required4+ years Job TypePermanentJob StatusFull Time