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Mobile Developer

Vacancy Number:  9282
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.


Technology plays a leading role in enabling and delivering ESB’s transition to a digital, low carbon utility, and it’s our people who ensure we succeed. With almost 800 people working across our IT Delivery and CIO functions, together we design, build and support a broad range of technologies and services to deliver on our mission to bring sustainable and competitive energy solutions to all customers. We achieve this by harnessing all our resources, investing in our people and working collaboratively together.


To further enhance our Tech/IT capabilities, we are looking for talented professionals to start their journey with us to lead the transition to reliable, affordable low-carbon energy – a brighter future for the benefit of all.



Position Description


Working within our large IT Services team, you will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team of IT Professionals working to achieve maximum value for our customers and all our IT investments across a range of technologies.


The successful candidate will be responsible developing and supporting ESB’s Digital Platform architecture which contains the following components:


  • Sitefinity for Web Content Management
  • .NET Web Applications
  • Responsive UI Design
  • SOA by using ODATA/REST and SAP Netweaver Gateway
  • iOS Apple Development
  • Use of Windows Azure for Platform as a Service components
  • Use of Microsoft Team Foundation Services for Agile Development


You will act as part of our technical team, working on a number of Mobile applications built for Apple devices or with responsive design web apps. The role includes the scoping of work, estimation of time to completion and delivery of high quality code within the estimated timelines.



Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to;


  • Solution research and investigation along with the Solution Architecture Team
  • Review and approval of project artefacts such as functional specs and technical documentation.
  • Ensuring projects are built conforming to standards
  • Creation and updating product roadmaps.
  • Delivery of high quality code within estimated timelines.
  • Member of the Agile team responsible for delivery of the mobile applications
  • Member of the iOS support team, finding and trouble shooting issues on the existing applications
  • Mentor junior iOS developers



Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Minimum 3 years' relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of underlying iOS architecture and development of native apps
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Cordova / PhoneGap experience
  • Web Frameworks/Libraries: Angular/Ionic/Node/jQuery/BootStrap/Foundation
  • Solid UI development skills in responsive design
  • A good understanding of User Experience




  • Working knowledge of the SCRUM methodology
  • High level understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and the use of REST and web services.
  • Experience in setting up automated tests
  • Familiar with Microsoft Azure



Above all, you must be innovative in your approach and be able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute to a team that delivers results.





  • A recognised third level computing qualification or equivalent work experience is essential.




Base Location: Limerick or Fitzwilliam 27, ESB’s new Head Office, Dublin (Smart/Remote Working suitable)


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.


The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction (Republic of Ireland), with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.


ESB is one of the founding members of The Remote Alliance – a new initiative established by the social enterprise Grow Remote. Working with other like-minded members, we’ve committed to developing solutions that will ensure remote and hybrid working can become a sustainable part of our business.


Reporting to


The successful candidate will report to the Project & Services Team Leader, Application Development, IT Delivery.



Further Information


Further information on all our current Digital/Technology/IT related roles, including information on our Smart Working as well as our new state of the art Head Office Fitzwilliam 27, visit


We offer excellent career enhancing opportunities where our people can thrive in a fast paced, agile environment by giving them the tools, flexibility and autonomy to deliver on our purpose: leading the transition to a secure, affordable, low-carbon energy future for our customers and communities. 


We pride ourselves in the mentoring, training and development offered to staff, as well as our competitive and attractive rewards and benefits package.


We are also offering a once-in-a-generation opportunity to empower our people to work smarter, enjoy the benefits of an inclusive, flexible working culture and significantly reduce carbon emissions through remote and hybrid working.



Closing Date

5th July 2022


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