IOS Senior Engineering

at Al-Futtaim
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted January 13, 2021
Category Information Technology / Telecoms
Job Type Full-time


IOS Senior Engineering | Al-Futtaim Retail | Dubai


Location: Dubai, AE


Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC


Job Requisition ID: 73722


No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.




As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.




Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.






Job Title: Senior Engineer - IOS


Reports to: Senior Product Manager


Department: Digital Retail Innovation & Transformation


Location: Dubai




Job context:


Reports directly to the Senior Product manager, Al Futtaim Retail. Has full accountability to ensure a smooth customer experience on every digital channel powered by iOS, both in-store and online.




Job Purpose:


Develop and launch all Al-Futtaim Retail iOS apps in Apple Appstore and maintain them in the


Responsible for design, architect and develop the applications. Also responsible for implementing

new features and release them on time.

Provide support to customers, merchandizers and operations in a timely manner.

Works with marketing and analytics team to identify the key requirements for them and implement

those requirement in apps, helps them to analyze the data. Helps the merchandizing team to

merchandize within the app.

Apart from ecommerce apps, responsible for other digital channel developments powered by Apple

like kiosk applications. Example: Wishtree for ACE, KMS for M&S Singapore



Candidate Background & Key Skills


Hands-on native iOS Swift experience including implementing customer facing features using

Interface Builder, writing unit tests, working with frameworks such as Cocoa.

Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services

Knowledge of other web technologies like node js, php, java and UI/UX standards

Understanding of Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines

Knowledge of low-level C-based libraries.

Experience in developing Android applications and hybrid solutions like Appcelerator, Xamarin etc

Experience with performance and memory tuning with tools such as Instruments and Shark

Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications

Knack for benchmarking and optimization

Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, Mercurial or SVN

Familiarity with continuous integration

A strong technical background, with deep understanding of client-server architecture.

Experience in setting up a mobile software development environment and thereby establishing a process of building and releasing an app to the App store

Agile approach to development, testing, and documentation in a cross-functional team environment

A constant desire to improve, learn more and take things to the next level and a passion for

adopting the latest features in iOS.

Strong communication skills and a positive attitude

Sync with the "cross-functional" squad teams during the entire product development lifecycle

Improve, optimize, and identify opportunities for improved software engineering cycle

Solid agile execution for building digital products using the frameworks like Scrum, kanban



Work Experience & skills:


10+ years of experience in digital product development

Developed more than 30 iOS applications and more than 10 ecommerce application.

Experience in launching apps in MENA region.

Experience in working with remote teams and vendors.



Qualifications and Knowledge:


Bachelor's degree Computer Science

8 years of experience in developing and testing highly distributed, complex eCommerce Platforms

Experience with Agile Methodologies preferred

Experience with Continuous Integration and related tools like Jenkins, Maven, ANT

Experience with distributed source control systems such as GIT or BitBucket

Testing software at API level

Mobile app testing experience & native mobile automation using the tools like Calabash & Appium

Solid knowledge of website and mobile analytics tools like Google Analytics, Mixpanel or Omniture

Behavioural Competencies:


Strong attention to detail, proactive and flexible approach with ability to multi-task

Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines

Ambitious, resilient and driven, with the desire to succeed

Passionate about their work with a can-do attitude

A team player capable of working cross-functionally in a collaborative manner

Results-orientated, with the ability to drive and deliver the implementation of new ideas

Excellent presentation, time management and delivery skills





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