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Lead Mobile Application Engineer Job

DATE: Dec 6, 2018

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 83729 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


We are looking for a Lead Mobile Application Engineer who is passionate about mobile technology, user experience, continuous improvement, and incremental delivery methods. The ideal candidate embraces our values (passion, collaboration, accountability, and humility) and can hit the ground running with leading efforts to expand DSW’s mobile digital properties. This position reports to the Manager, Mobile Applications and has no direct reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and support mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms
  • Collaborate with business partners on requirements and UI design
  • Be aware of the latest app development trends and recommend to leadership how we can utilize
  • Have quick change agility to switch between platforms
  • Make recommendations to leadership on anything from app trends to defect resolutions
  • Be responsible for the technical delivery of mobile application focused projects
  • Lead and mentor junior mobile developers
  • Lead a team through product development and maintenance
  • Actively participate in the online mobile community with blog posts, share code on GitHub to help build the DSW Mobile brand, follow/tweet about mobile tip/tricks/trends


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Have experience in building native iOS or Android applications, with a desire to play and learn in both platforms
  • Have retail experience
  • Great communication skills
  • Subscribe to fail fast philosophy
  • Challenge conventional ways of thinking to solve problems
  • Are passionate about delivering great user experiences
  • Enjoy finding ways to continually improve development workflow
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and are adaptive in the face of ambiguity / change
  • Enjoy researching market trends related to mobile technology
  • Have a desire to always make products better/faster/more intuitive




  • Minimum of 7-10 years development
  • 5-6 years’ experience building mobile apps
  • Expertise in integrating with web services, JSON
  • Full stack developer with web, API and/or cloud-based technologies



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technology related field or equivalent work experience required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert in Swift or Java – both a plus



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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