Sr Android Developer - NY

NY, NY 10119

Posted: 07/08/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 125
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Android Developer - NY to join our team at our client s site in Austin, TX.

Senior Android Developer Job Description

The Android Developer is responsible for the development and maintenance of native mobile code. This

person utilizes their knowledge of mobile development and hardware capabilities as an integral part of

the software development team.

The role requires an energetic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication, organization,

and technical skills to work cross functionally.


Build/maintain real-time, performant native Android applications for internal and external use

Collaborate with Product and Design teams to create elegant and intuitive experience for users

Use software development best practices to write code that is maintainable, testable, and efficient

Stay current with the fast-changing landscape of Android development and best practices

Support and troubleshoot issues, identify root cause, and proactively implement sustainable solutions

Evaluate new and existing frameworks, technology, platforms, and tooling

Develop unit tests and test changes using an agile methodology

Use a variety of tools to perform unit testing, automated builds, and source control.

Participate as a member in Agile teams, and work with other team members to review user stories,

estimate effort for user stories, and participate in sprint reviews

Adapt to changing requirements and priorities

Translate business objectives into programming initiatives and requirements

Actively participate in all team agile ceremonies and contributing to ensure that all team commitments

are delivered on time and of the highest quality

Collaborate with development team and product owners to analyze, design, and implement user stories

using an agile methodology

Write high-quality code that complies with design specifications and meets development and support


Required Skills:

Minimum 5-8 years developing consumer applications and architectural responsibilities Minimum 4 years native Android app development

Proficient in one or more of the following: Java, Kotlin

Experience developing with Firebase (analytics, notifications, etc)

Experience communicating with secure JSON-based REST APIs

Solid understanding of application security and best practices

Work efficiently with version control and workflows (git and gitflow)

Knowledge of design and UX principles for mobile interfaces

Experience using automated testing frameworks for Android based applications

Experience with mobile hardware SDK like camera, accelerometer, GPS, etc.

Experience publishing applicaitons to the App Store and implementing Release Management best


Other Skills:

Experience with Agile/SCRUM development methodologies

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting

Managing resources and relationships

A passion for Continuous Improvement

Communicating throughout the organization

Initiating new, creative ideas

Flexible and open to exploring new paths

Ability to manage multiple projects that vary in scope

Preferred, but not required:

Experience with JIRA

Experience in writing and understanding user stories

Basic understanding of iOS platform a huge plus

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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