Sr Android Engineer [REMOTE]
Engineering | Remote, - / +4 hrs from PDT | Full Time
- JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
- LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: EST)
- HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $115-$135/h
- ESTIMATED DURATION: 40h/week - long-term, ongoing project
US-only / NY or SF Preferred / Requires 3 days/week in office.
Under the general direction of the Head of Digital Technologies, the Android Engineer role teams up with Front end Developers to create, build and execute efficient apps.
Candidates for this role are responsible for the delivery of high-quality applications and provide support within brief time periods. Driving framework and methodologies to support consistency is critical for this role. Attention to detail and an ability to convey relevant information at summary and detailed levels is a key factor to success in this role. Requires experience in both waterfall and agile methodologies.
What you will do as an Android Engineer:
Create top-notch mobile apps that are fast and stable.
Code and ship complex new mobile features and apps.
Establish and maintain strong partnerships with the business and product owners.
Work with owners and system leads, including Vendor Solutions, to logically design and negotiate solutions and participate in long-term product planning.
Ensure commitments are met while providing high-quality and cost-effective systems that meet client expectations.
Adapt digital Agile approach and work with mobile vendor to implement the mobile solution.
Keep up to date on new technology, standards, protocols, and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing digital environment.
Work with the application support team and external vendors to ensure all applications are supported according to their Service Level Agreements.
Troubleshoot and fix issues in production and non-production environments.
Work with server engineers to design API specs.
Propose and implement process improvements to make our engineering team even better
Work with product architects and engineers to follow in translating requirements to solution options and recommendations.
Oversee the backlog of requirements as it goes through the Design phase of the SDLC.
Drive solution designs inclusive of clear annotations on key components and flows, considerations and options, recommendations, and justifications
You will be a great fit if you have:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related field
5+ years of experience with strong app development skills and relevant practice in a technology environment
Experience in native mobile app development on Android; and hands-on experience in Kotlin, Java RX and/or React native code to build front-end web or native application experiences
Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes
Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services
Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
A knack for benchmarking and optimization
Understanding of Google’s Android design principles and interface guidelines
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
Familiarity with continuous integration
Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
Experience in test-driven development and test automation
Attention to detail to carefully craft both tests and code
Experience working with the Agile/scrum project management methodologies
Backend web service and API knowledge
Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills and an ability to multi-task in a deadline- oriented environment
A willingness to learn new technology
Management skills related to coaching Junior Developers
Experience executing on enterprise-level projects
You are excellent in reading code to be able to analyze quickly
Superior communication skills
Proven leadership, relationship management, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
Strong People leadership skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to influence without authority
Results-oriented; knows how to evaluate effectiveness of execution on a wide range of initiatives/programs.