Contract Senior Android Engineer

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Android Engineers are responsible for implementing the visual and interactive elements of a native mobile (phone or tablet) application on Android platforms that engage users in online experiences.

As a Senior Android Engineer you will use your skills to:

  • Demonstrate and communicate a passion for realizing the visual and interaction designs of native mobile Android apps at scale.
  • Deliver empowering user experiences from start to finish by applying user interface toolkits, widgets, and animation techniques.
  • Design and build smooth and stable products by integrating platform technologies such as persistence, networking and test-driven development to communicate with Internet-scale back-ends.
  • Collaborate and communicate product ideas in a multi-functional team of engineers, designers and key individuals in an effective manner.
  • Apply and share technical solutions and ideas to integrate asynchronous processing of requests to back-end services, efficiently handling screen updates for a smooth user experience.
  • Identify and implement best solutions to leverage and contribute to relevant open-source tools and libraries.
  • Utilize a proactive and responsive approach to problem-solving with device compatibility issues and common fixes and work-arounds.

As a Senior Android Engineer you will need:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience including 3+ years with Android native applications.
  • BS/MS degree in computer science, engineering or a related subject.
  • Fluency with Android Studio/Eclipse/IntelliJ development environment and native frameworks.
  • Strong capabilities to operate at the confluence of programming and design.
  • Excellent expertise of translating visual UX/UI designs and wireframes into runtime front-end code that delivers the visual experience of an app.
  • Fundamental experience in the design, development and deployment of large consumer-facing or enterprise scale mobile apps.
  • Exposure to cross-functional teams and projects built, tested, and deployed to production and distributed on the App Store, helping organisations iterate towards product/market fit.
  • Strong analytical and debugging skills including A/B testing on front-end components to help iterate towards better customer retention, engagement and delight.
  • Pragmatic approaches to connect to back-end services deployed on elastic infrastructure to populate front-end app state.
  • Experience with implementing flux / redux patterns for Android using either Reductor, Jedux, or similar.
  • “Well skilled” in cool UI’s for Android i.e. animations, and transitions.
  • Understanding of asynchronous messaging using Sockets i.e.
  • Familiarity building mobile applications that utilize web-services (either REST-based, JSON, Thrift or other services), consumer mobile application development and Bluetooth Stack (preferred).
  • Experience with agile software and test-driven development, as well as the ability to find fulfillment in building innovative products (preferred).

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