Principal Software Engineer, Digital & Transformation, Mobile Application Dev /Xamarin
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2017 sales of $1.6 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.
The Principal Engineer, Digital and Transformation works independently and has expert level capabilities and knowledge. Oversees and participates in the architectural design, development, and enhancement of applications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Possesses deep understanding of the overall vision, business needs and the solution architecture for cross-platform mobile applications. Uses this breadth of expertise to solve complex problems and recommend best practices/solutions.
Utilizes knowledge of best practices to develop cross platform (iOS, Android, and Windows) application using Xamarin
Writes high-quality code for the mobile application for native and rich user experiences
Transforms business requirements into technical specifications
Estimates technical requirements and breaks down work to user stories and tasks
Plans, develops, tests, deploys and monitors cross-platform mobile apps in a DevOps model
Collaborates with senior roles and Architects on various prototypes, or proof of concept, to test solutions
Coaches, supports and trains other developers and engineers
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Minimum 8-10 years of experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Breadth of expertise in the following:
Developing & managing cross-platform mobile projects with .NET, using C#, LINQ, Rest APIs.
Xamarin Forms and Xamarin Native development (Xamarin iOS, Xamarin Droid), Xamarin Studio or Xamarin for Visual Studio on both Apple iOS and Android platforms.
Creating custom controls and customizing existing controls for Xamarin Apps
UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app development, XAML and Visual Studio
developing mobile applications for cloud-based solution (e.g. Azure integrations like Enterprise single sign-on with Azure Active Directory, integration with Azure Storage etc.)
Mobile App Services, Push Notifications for both Android and iOS
HockeyApp/Visual Studio App Center with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) / DevOps for Mobile Apps.
Automation Testing for Xamarin
Feature development like offline and sync, Social integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google.
Deploy applications to the Apple App Store or to Google Play
Profiling cross-platform application using Xamarin Profiler
Various code repositories like Git, TFS, etc
Experience in SOLID principles, design patterns, and MVVM Architecture.
Developing in an Agile methodology with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
Deep expertise, understanding and knowledge of the following:
Overall Cross Platform app development ecosystem, lifecycle, user experiences and roadmaps
Shared Projects and Portable Class Library (PCL)
Core Android & iOS features, SQLite, MBaaS etc
Best practices in cross-platform UX design and development
Third-party components like Telerik / Syncfusion etc. is a plus.
Xamarin Binding is a Plus.
Knowledge of SAP HANA REST API Integration with Xamarin is a plus
Overall 6+ years of experiences in Mobile app development (4+ years with Xamarin Forms & Xamarin Native )
Previous development experiences on Native Android and IOS (using Core Java, Swift / XCode)
Ability to work in a global and virtual environment and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
Willingness to global travel
Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
Able to comply with the company s safety policy at all times
Able to comply with the company s quality policy at all times.
Physical and Travel Requirements
15% travel, including global travel
Occasional on-call work required
West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening. Associated topics: android, app, ios, java, mobile app, mobile application, mobile developer, objective c, swift, xcode
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