Android Developer

Posted 11 months ago

Mobile Application Developer

Design and develop software applications (apps) for mobile phones, Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices – Specifically iOS and Android. Manage full software development life cycle including testing, implementation, and auditing. Perform product design, bug verification, and beta support which may require research and analysis. Career-Level position within the field. Considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline. Conducts complex work important to the organization. Works under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment. Typically requires six to nine years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.

The Digital Innovation Mobile Contractor will partner with the eCommerce Digital Innovation team and IT to develop, program, and test various “proof of concept” projects. In the evolving Digital eCommerce space, new technologies appear in the market at a frequent pace. This changing landscape requires a versatile team that is in touch with the market, passion for new technology, while at the same time able to understand the needs of our customers and how emerging technology can improve the customer experience.

1. Develop: 

• Solid 7+ years of experience in Native Android development
• Partner with the eCommerce team and IT to prepare and program various “proof of concepts” for testing 
• Understand back-end system/services to access when building out fronts for testing 
• Ability to creatively architect and design programs to meet the goals and requirements of various projects Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes

• Proficient with RESTful API’s to connect Android applications to back-end services BLE, iBeacons, Location SDK and other location-based technologies

• Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices

• Experience with offline storage, threading and performance tuning

• Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks

• Familiarity with Cloud Message APIs and Push Notifications

•  Understanding of Google’s Android design principles and interface guidelines

• Familiarity with continuous integration

2. Test and Iterate 

• Partner with the eCommerce Innovation and IT teams to test and iterate on developed software and programs 
• Ability to quickly adapt to changes and learning from field testing 
• Quickly integrate and update projects 

3. Hand-off: 

• Prepare projects for hand-off and deployments as “proof concepts” move to production

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