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Software Developer (Consultant)

Ubongo

Ubongo

Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Consultancy:

We are looking for a creative, and technically skilled, Software Developer Consultant, who will work closely with Ubongo’s Software Engineer to develop the Nuzo and Namia app and series of interactive ebooks.

Nuzo and Namia App:

The App is an adaptation of stories and activities from our new Animated show called Nuzo and Namia with the focus on providing a more immersive experience on learning different african cultures and developing reading and listening comprehension skills.

The App has a game-like structure and interface in which the player has to complete different activities to win rewards. These activities are like mini-games with each having an emphasis on a certain learning objective. Some of the activities are based on popular games like the memory card game, i spy, hopscotch etc.

A version of this app already exists meaning you will work on an existing, well written and documented codebase.

Interactive ebooks:

We also have a series of ebooks (made up of images and texts) which we want to adapt into interactive experiences. The interactions will include making texts “clickable” to trigger audio read-alouds, making pages turn in a more engaging way, and adding small elements of fun to particular pages.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop three new activities into the existing Nuzo and Namia App, focusing on scalability and the efficient use of current infrastructure and assets.
  • Develop 10 PDF-formatted eBooks into interactive experiences, ensuring optimal functionality and user-friendly interaction.
  • Collaborate closely with the Product Lead to align development with overall project objectives and user expectations.
  • Enhance the Nuzo and Namia app's existing features, focusing on improving navigation and overall user experience.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure robustness, usability, and reliability of the app.
  • Maintain and improve the codebase for the Nuzoa and Namia app, ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in mobile application development, specifically with Flutter.
  • Strong understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs.
  • Solid understanding of the design principles of mobile apps and user experience.
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to perform well in a team.
  • Ability to work with a well-documented codebase and adapt to pre-established guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in educational technology and game development.
  • Prior experience working with interactive eBooks and multimedia assets.
  • Knowledge of African cultures is a plus, aiding in the development of culturally enriching content.

NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will go through a practical interview process