Digital Technology – Sr. Mobile Application Developer

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

The Digital Technology Sr. Mobile Application Developer will lead our ever-evolving capabilities in governing and building mobile solutions intended to enhance the way people interact with the game of golf.  The Sr. Developer will work with business owners, Digital team colleagues, and fellow technologists in the end-to-end delivery of mobile capabilities, as well as be the lead advisor and decision-maker on mobile platforms as part of the evaluation of any project discovery effort.  As an example, the Sr. Developer will assess native, hybrid, and other solution directions when confronting opportunities in bringing mobile solutions to all aspects of the USGA, including Rules, Championship Administration, Membership, etc.  In this capacity, the Sr. Developer will need to develop relationships with key resources from each of these business units to win their trust in order to help them think of digital opportunities and drive them to completion.  In addition, the Sr. Developer will have the opportunity to research leading edge technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence to evaluate the potential for its use as part of a golfer’s or fan’s digital experience.  It’s not expected the Sr. Developer will have the skill sets to deliver on all of these ideas, but rather have basic knowledge of when these types of solutions may be leveraged.  Lastly, it’s expected the Sr. Developer will actively create architectural and coding documentation and participate in sprints as part of our primary Agile methodology development.

The Sr. Mobile Developer will also have fiscal responsibility for mobile solutions, participate in professional development processes, and actively be a team player to elevate the capabilities of the Digital Team.  In the immediate term, the Sr. Mobile Developer will be an individual contributor with potential to manage resources as the Digital Technology team expands.

 

 

Location:

Warren, NJ 07059

 

 

What You Can Expect:

  • Work with a small, core of individuals focused on leading, governing, and supporting websites and mobile applications across multiple devices, including the digital properties related to the USGA’s pinnacle event, the U.S. Open.  Other work focus is on enhancements to the USGA home website, usga.org, as well as contributing in the initial phases of a Golfer App, Rules of Golf App, Digital Publishing, and Digital Asset Management.
  • Partner with external service providers in governing, co-delivering, or leading the mobile solution efforts depending on the engagement model of the project.
  • Ensure end-to-end delivery of mobile solutions, including from concept, design, creative, user stories, agile delivery, deployment and support.
  • Contribute high quality reusable code for front end mobile components.
  • Create standards for mobile platforms and tools which become the de facto stack across the organization.
  • Assess for each mobile opportunity whether native, hybrid, or other delivery approaches should be leveraged to optimize results.
  • Work with mobile stores – Apple, Google Play, etc. – for submission and release processes.
  • Example project: Assessing the need of a mobile app for the USGA’s home property, usga.org, based on new branding and marketing guidelines.
  • Work with the Membership Engagement Program and other teams to learn about APIs and integration metadata that will be critical to digital applications.
  • Work with the Enterprise Application team to understand different processes and methodologies (e.g. Agile) being used across the organization.
  • Analyze trends in the marketplace and new approaches to iOS, Android, and hybrid delivery.
  • Gain knowledge on other digital technologies, such as OTT, AI, VR, etc.

 

 

What You Bring to the USGA:

  • A BS/BA or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
  • 7-10 years of experience as a Mobile developer, with primary emphasis on iOS solutions; however, having Android or hybrid (e.g. Xamarin, Cordova/PhoneGap, etc.) experience as well would be ideal
  • Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the App store or the Android market
  • Fluency with Swift or Objective C, as well as XCode and Interface Builder
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Familiarity with both front end and back end application development
  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving mentality
  • Solid customer service and interpersonal / communication skills
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Familiarity with the game of golf is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with USGA history and the golf industry in general is desirable.
  • Additional duties assigned as needed

 

 

To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply: Sr. Mobile Application Developer

 

 

About the USGA:

The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide.  Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.  With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules.  Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico.  The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis.  The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future.  The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts.  To learn more, visit usga.org.

 

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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