Lead Software Engineer, Android

Zappos.com is looking for a Lead Software Engineer, Android!


What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be a key member of the Zappos Android team, with opportunities to take on a large amount of ownership and responsibility across several different products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Leverage your Android development experience to educate colleagues, and to influence design, architecture and implementation approaches within the team.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to improve the customer experience and maximise development velocity.
  • Ship high quality solutions efficiently.
  • Closely monitor application performance and respond with urgency to operational issues and bugs.
  • Design, implement and launch projects with significant complexity or that improve larger architecture deficiencies.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 or more years of software development experience with at least 2 years of native Android app development experience.
  • Strong Java and Android SDK development skills.
  • Strong knowledge of development tools such as Android Studio, git, and gradle.
  • Working knowledge of RxJava, Dagger, OkHttp, Retrofit and Android architecture components or a strong desire to learn.
  • Automated test experience.
  • The ability to drive projects forward and work through problems and solutions independently.
  • A good sense of balance between pragmatic solutions and delivering high quality software that adheres to industry best practices.
  • A solid understanding of design approaches (and how to best use them). 

What you didn't know about the team:

Our apps have been featured numerous times in the Play Store. We have a strong emphasis on design, and have been an early adopter of each iteration of Material Design. A collaboration with Google earlier this year lead to our app being featured at Google I/O. Check out the write up here: https://material.io/articles/material-partner-studies.html. We’re passionate about Kotlin, RxJava and all things Android. Let's talk!


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