Volunteer Mobile Application Development (iOS/Android)

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We are looking for an experienced mobile app developer to lead the design, development and maintenance of Android and iPhone apps for either our Assistive Technology Development for individuals with Impairments Project or our Event Planning & Fundraising Project . The developer will lead the entire app lifecycle right from concept stage until delivery and post launch support for either of the mentioned projects. App development for the Assistive Technology Development Project will mainly serve as a front end to a remote database where data residing on the app will sync with a back end infrastructure. App development for the Event Planning & Fundraising will mainly serve as a content app allowing user registration, and QR code generation for fundraising events.

In addition to delivering the product the successful candidate will be heavily involved in driving strategies for future the mobile development.


Program Managers - Internal Customer, working with the volunteer product development teams to develop ideas, concepts, and solutions that help the volunteer team meet their objectives of delivering technical solutions that aid in supporting a cause.

Project Managers - working very closely with project managers effectively working across multiple projects and exchanging successful activities with other volunteer development teams

Team Leads - working closely with team leads and reporting status of activities while working to achieve results on a scheduled timeline

Developers - working very closely with other volunteer developers, staff, and engineering teams responsible for mobile apps, embedded application, website development, and assistive technology hardware for individuals with impairments

Main tasks and responsibilities :

  • Acting as lead iOS and/ or Android developer. Depending on the skills set, can be lead on one platform and play a supporting role across the other.

  • Working closely with another mobile app developer leading the other platform development.

  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle -concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support the product if needed.

  • Working directly with developers and product managers to conceptualize, build, test and realize products.

  • Build visual prototypes to illustrate product deliverable.

  • Working along the web developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps.

  • Working with the front end developers to build the interface with focus on usability features.

  • Create compelling device specific user interfaces and experiences.

  • Optimizing performance for the apps.

  • Explaining technologies and solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Volunteer Criteria :

  • Proven commercial software development experience - desktop and mobile.

  • Published examples of mobile applications on the App store or the Android market.

  • A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products.

  • Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision.

  • A passion for new technology and giving back to the community.

  • Ability to multi task and good time management skills.

  • Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team.

  • Excellent mobile app testing/ QA skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various teams.

Essential volunteer skills :

iOS -

  • Strong design and programming skills in Objective-C (or Swift)

  • Familiar with iOS SDK (UIKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, Core Location, etc)

  • Familiar with xcode

Android -

  • Strong design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME)

  • Familiar with the Android SDK

  • Familiar with Eclipse, Android Studio

Common -

  • Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system

  • Understanding of other compiled languages

  • Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)

  • Experience of development using web technologies

  • Good understanding of programming and design patterns

  • Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP

  • Experience building web and native apps

  • Experience using social media APIs

  • Ads integration using a 3rd party ad server (DART)

  • Using version control (e.g. SVN), Git, or GitHub

  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills

Desirable skills :

  • OAuth login & security for mobile authentication

  • Familiarity with IoT

  • Familiarity with SQL/NOSQL integration for mobile apps

  • Committing source code to GitHub

  • Scripting

  • Creative design skills

Basic competencies for volunteering success :

  • Development Independence (as needed)

  • Team Collaboration

  • Knowledge Sharing

  • Creativity

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Technical Learning

  • Action Orientated

  • Time Management

  • Digital Communications (Messaging, Forums, Email)

  • Problem Solving


  • Mobile Programming
  • Software Development
  • Website Programming
  • Web Design
  • Software Engineering

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • A minimum of 5 hours per week is required.

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