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Job ID: 50179
Lead Android Engineer 
Our client is looking for a hands-on Lead Android Engineer who is interested in delivering world-class products to transit agencies and users throughout the world. The Lead Android Engineer will lead Android architecture and development, being accountable to execute and deliver on-time, high quality software. The ideal candidate has a unique balance of technical expertise and leadership skills, as well as a passion for building great teams.

Lead Android Engineer Responsibilities 
Leading an agile team through the delivery of new products and services, as well as their ongoing support and maintenance.
Helping the team understand their goals and the underlying business strategy.
Inspiring, mentoring and setting expectations for team members.
Making sure the team has clear priorities and can meet deliverables.
Ensuring processes, best practices and technical strategies are carried out.
Ensuring code meets functional requirements and quality standards.
Reviewing business priorities and appropriately optimizing approach and resourcing.
Continually improving the output of the team, working with the team to find ways to improve outcomes and deliver value.
Working with the engineering team to make architecture and technical solution design decisions.
Shipping code regularly as an active member of the team.
Facilitating daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog grooming.
Managing technical and delivery risk, proactively escalating and proposing mitigation strategies.
Collaborating with Product, Business Development/Sales, and Accounts teams to develop a deliverable Product Roadmap.
Addressing challenges and proposing solutions to issues shared by the team.
Ensuring operational efficiencies through analysis of third party software and infrastructure usage.
Other duties as required by the company.

Lead Android Engineer Qualifications 
BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, or combination of equivalent experience.
8+ years of hands-on development experience.
4+ years of Android development experience.
Proficiency in Android development (Kotlin & Java).
Strong track record of successfully delivering software projects on time.
Practical experience with multiple programming languages, frameworks and paradigms.
Expertise in agile development, including continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Knowledge and practical experience applying software quality principles and practices.
Understanding of automated test frameworks (JUnit, Mockito).
Experience with micro-service, service-oriented, and mobile architectures.
Understanding of RESTful principles.
Experience supporting production applications and services.
Experience with RoomDatabase & SQL query languages.
Experience with dependency injection and inversion of control design principles.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
2+ years in a lead position.
Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence or similar tools.
Understanding of mobile application publishing.
Familiarity with end to end encryption and secure storage.
Familiarity with the AWS technology stack.

Required Attributes
You are honest.
You have a positive, solutions-oriented attitude.
You treat people with respect.
You actively listen and thoughtfully consider the ideas of others.
You factor the opinions and ideas of others into strategies or solutions.
You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You manage your time well and are organized.
You work collaboratively and effectively across teams and functional groups.
You communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively.
You possess a passion for technology with a solid understanding of solutions and trends.
You give and take constructive criticism well.

Preferred Attributes
Ability to be productive with a multiple languages, frameworks and paradigms.
Willingness and capacity to learn new frameworks and languages quickly.
Positive attitude and a willingness to step into mature code base.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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