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Mid Level Android developer

Nairobi, Nairobi

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform full stack hands-on mobile development for native mobile app design and implementation on Android, including system analysis, test-driven application development, unit test, test automation, code review and application maintenance support.
  • Code and ship complex new mobile features and apps.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with the project manager and technical product owners.
  • Work with owners and system leads, including Vendor Solutions, to logically design and negotiate solutions and participate in long-term product planning.
  • Ensure commitments are met while providing high-quality and cost-effective systems that meet client expectations.
  • Keep up to date on new technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing digital mobile environment.
  • Work with the application support teams and external vendors as necessary to ensure all applications are supported according to their Service Level Agreements.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues in production and non-production environments.
  • Collaborate and work with external teams to design API specs.
  • Propose and implement process improvements to make our engineering team even better

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (preferred), Math, Physics, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Min 5 years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of Android development
  • Experience in coding new Android mobile apps from scratch as well as refactoring, transitioning, and revising existing apps
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices including Custom UI or views.
  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes.
  • 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
  • Min 4 years hands on GIT source code control experience

Personal Attributes

  • Must be able and willing to collaborate in a team/cooperative environment as well as exercise independent judgment and initiative.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Is extremely logical, detail oriented with a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and meet multiple project deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures.
  • Structured thinker, effective communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.

Must Have Skills

  • Android
  • Java
  • Kotlin

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