Android Developer (B-1007)

Location: Toronto, ON M, Canada
Date Posted: 10-07-2018
Android Developer

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for all Android application development and maintenance
Work with other departments (Product, UX, Design, QA) with regards to requirements gathering and analysis, demonstrating technical leadership and exerting influence
Participate in technical solutioning sessions with other developers to ensure that solutions are complete, scalable and are future-proof
Collaborate with Android and iOS development teams (both internal and external) to align technical solutions across mobile platforms and continually improve the mobile experience as a whole
Build, foster and work within an Agile environment, including participation in priority/ sprint planning, story planning and daily standups, as well as analysis and communication of change impacts to functional team and business stakeholders
Participate in code reviews, ensuring that code adheres to established standards, is well-structured, documented and is manageable
Analyze code regularly and refactor as required to minimize technical debt
UAT apps to ensure full functionality for Android OS updates
Unit-test code for robustness and stability

Provide Tier 2 technical support for issues reported by Customer Care and internal teams, including after hours problem resolution
Work closely with Project Managers and members of the Development Team to ensure timely completion of deliverables
Communicate to the Digital Manager and Project Managers, providing development time estimates and progress updates, with efficiency and accuracy
Engage in outside-the-box thinking to provide innovative solutions
Create, revise and maintain design/technical documentation

Qualifications & Must haves:
Minimum 4 years experience with Android native development (Android SDK, Java)
Knowledge of Agile software development practices
Ability to lead, motivate, influence and generate enthusiasm among team members
Deep understanding of Android SDK (ie. AsyncTasks, Adapters, Fragments, Activities, Threading, etc.)
Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
Experience building apps that heavily utilize video
Understanding of multimedia content delivery protocols such as HLS, Progressive download and other
Solid and demonstrable understanding of object-oriented design patterns and principles
Strong understanding of mobile user interface guidelines and best practices
Comfortable with integrating RESTful web APIs and JSON

Nice to have:
Experience with iOS native development
Understanding of code obfuscation & encryption techniques
SQL and relationship database fundamentals
Knowledge of Chromecast implementation and optimization
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