Mobile engineer is a broad term that is used to describe anyone who builds and programs mobile applications. The most common types are Android developers or iOS developers. iOS engineers typically use Objective-C or Swift while Android engineers work mostly with Java. A mobile engineer can work with a web programmer in general who deals with various software platforms writing code that then becomes available on a range of mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Besides development of applications, this term can refer to someone employed by mobile networks to monitor and improve performance, as well as coverage. A mobile engineer's job could also entail working on hardware like handsets to debug problems in applications, test for compatibility and reliability along with installation and maintenance of a network's infrastructure. Antenna and chip design, GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node), RF spectrum analysis are other interesting tasks of a mobile engineer.
A degree in computer science or software engineering is usually required for this position. Companies such as T-Mobile, Apple, Google, Amazon and Cadence Design Systems are just some of the employers looking for the skills a mobile engineer will posses. A must in this field is having knowledge of various code, being able to create a user experience interface while collaborating with a product development team, having good customer service to determine a client's requirements and having effective communication to solve problems. A mobile engineer/developer should also be up-to-date on the latest trends in technology.
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