Andriod Application Developer

Irving, TX | Direct Hire

Post Date: 12/29/2016 Job ID: 42834 Industry: Applications Developer

The Application (Android) developer is responsible for the development and maintenance of applications aimed at a range of Android devices including mobile phones and tablet computers. Your primary focus will be development of Android applications and their integration with back-end services and external peripherals. You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential. 
 
JOB DUTIES • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications • Collaborate with a team to define, design, and ship new features • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability. • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency. 

QUALIFICATIONS Skills • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes • Object Oriented Development / CS Background-Ideal candidates should understand object oriented development, and apply OO concepts to everything they do. • Develop new features in cross platform C++ • Must have experience with Blue Tooth and Blue Tooth Low energy interface designs  • Implement communication protocols using XML, JSON, HTTP and REST • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning 
• Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “ touch” • Familiarity with the use of additional sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks • 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 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT • Required: Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or, equivalent demonstrable experience  • Preferable: Master’ s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or equivalent demonstrable experience. 
 
Knowledge & Experience 
• Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices. • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting web and desktop applications. • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. 

Personal Attributes 
• Good written and oral communication skills. • Strong technical documentation skills. • Good interpersonal skills. • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards, and products as required. • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language. • Highly self-motivated and directed. • Keen attention to detail. • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. • Strong customer service orientation. • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices. Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting web and desktop applications. Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
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