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Mobile Developer

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R39680

Kum & Go is headquartered in Des Moines, IA and operates in a hybrid office setting. Our associates are onsite a few days each week. Role is not fully remote.

Are you passionate about mobile and web application development? Are you looking to expand your career with an exciting, fast-paced, and growing company?

Kum & Go is searching for an experienced Mobile Developer to join our development team! This role will lead the development activities for the mobile and front-end digital customer experience across our hybrid mobile, web app, and web. In this role, you’ll support the roadmap for customer facing experiences, provide development to the maintenance scrum activities, and manage the maintenance schedule for 3rd party software and platform updates.

A successful candidate will have experience in a corporate or business setting, leading and supporting mobile development and experience with React Native.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with internal business partners/end users to determine and/or assist with software solutions to achieve greater efficiency in their business

  • Investigate technical software problems and coordinate resolution with internal partners or vendors

  • Track, prioritize, troubleshoot, and resolve issues when they arise, escalating as necessary

  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and implement changes to new or existing React Native mobile applications, web applications, and integration points

  • Support both front-end development and integration work

  • Provide technical feasibility estimates and input into the initial development of business solutions, project objectives, high-level planning, cost justifications, or current system problem resolutions

  • Perform quality testing and assure the delivery of a successful product

  • Provide ongoing input into the establishment and refinement of QA best practices process

  • Document company/user data needs, interfaces, and applications

  • Develop and maintain data structures and integration programs that effectively ETL, integrate, move, archive, and backup databases and applications

  • Maintain effective working relationship between end-users and IT

What we’re looking for

  • A reputation for impeccable ethics and integrity as well as a track record of success in applications development and quality assurance testing. 

  • Ability to accept and lead delivery of ambiguous tasks and projects.

  • Ability to function as a strategic partner within a team, working with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, and business analysts while delivering solutions.

  • Must have the ability to create or interpret detailed project specifications to develop program logic and code.

  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, fun environment.

  • Effective in a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and accountability.

  • Creativity, vision, and mature judgment in devising and implementing solutions to business goals. 

Other key requirements

  • Experience progressively responsible hybrid mobile application development and web application development experience.  Seen as an up and comer on development team.

  • Experience working with Microsoft .NET, C#/VB.Net and MS SQL Server 2005/2008. 

  • MS SharePoint and MS CRM experience, preferred 

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Angular, React Native, and other mobile responsive framework development

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, preferred

  • Relocation to the Des Moines, IA area is required

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others.

  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same.

  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.

  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner.

  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems.

  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance.

  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others.

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions.

  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.

About Kum & Go

At Kum & Go, our purpose is to make days better. We do that by connecting with people. Every day, whether in stores or at our Store Support Center office, we take a people-first approach to developing associates, serving customers, and solving problems. We provide a unique working experience where our associates are given the opportunity to make connections and to have fun along the way. Our culture is supported by our five core values:

  • Passion - We love what we do, and it shows in our work

  • Integrity - We do the right thing, even when it is difficult

  • Teamwork - We believe that greatness is only achieved in unity

  • Caring - We have genuine compassion for our customers, associates, families, and communities

  • Excellence - We expect and deliver superior performance

Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, Kum & Go is a fourth-generation, family-owned convenience store chain providing a fresh perspective by meeting customers where they are and offering them the choices they deserve. For over 60 years, the company has been dedicated to sharing 10% of all profits back to the communities it serves. The chain is growing, employing more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states with expansion into three new states and markets (Salt Lake City, Utah, Grand Rapids, Michigan & Boise, Idaho) planned for 2022-2023.

Kum & Go believes in People First. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer building a culture of equity and inclusion.

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