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Android Developer / Sr. Mobile Device Software Developer

Detroit, Michigan 48243

Post Date: 05/21/2018 Job ID: 5895 Industry: Front-End Development, Information Technology Management

Android Developer / Sr. Mobile Device Software Developer

Are you a car enthusiast that’ s curious about the other side of the auto-industry? Are you also an expert in Mobile Software Development?

ektello is looking for an Android Developer for one of the most iconic client in Detroit, MI. Our client is among the world’ s largest automakers. They’ re a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. From electric cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, they provide a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a global scale.  

  • Test-drive code.
  • Elaborate, estimate, and design for small increments of work… just-in-time. 
  • Perform root cause analysis, technology evaluation, and design spikes.
  • Commit to completing well-defined work and deliver on those commitments.
  • Swarm around tasks along with other Scrum team members.
  • Pair program with different people in many situations.
  • Report status of assigned software development and/or maintenance tasks.
  • Consistently follow the specified software development methodology.
  • Model courageous and continuous learning to the team. Actively help team members continuously learn.
  • Promote improvements in programming practices such as acceptance test driven development, continuous integration, and test automation.
  • Continuously learn and challenge the organization concerning new practices, processes, technologies, and languages.
  • Build a strong team using their collaboration skills. Interview and mentor team members.
  • Provide leadership and assistance among and across teams/organizations.
  • Assisting in the business proposal process.
  • Develops principles and concepts and innovative solutions for the Customer enterprise.
  • Develops/maintains depth and breadth across lines of business.
  • Regularly interacts with senior management/major Customers. Interactions normally involve complex situations and/or influencing and persuading other strategic level managers.
  • Provides application programming/systems development and support for complex systems.
  • Sets technical direction for the project/application.
  • Provides program/project leadership for Customer solutions.
  • Engages in business development.
  • Develops communication plans for projects based on a systems view.
  • Integrates interrelated projects and manages projects Leads technical planning process.
  • Defines consistent project management standards and procedures across the organization.
  • Employs consistent measurement techniques.
  • Informs Customers about emerging technologies and business implications based on the project and their overall business.
  • Develops intermediate and detailed schedules that support the high-level master schedule and understands the interrelationships among the various levels of schedules.
  • Develops alternative proposed project plans to support new business opportunities.
  • Develops project management deliverables required to support a request for proposal or quotation.
  • Evaluates Customer business, technical architecture processes, and objectives using the business enterprise models.

  • BS in Computer Science or related field of study along with applicable work experience.
  • Experience writing UI design, Android clients for Web Services (REST, RPC, and/or SOAP), Activities and fragments.
  • Firm understanding of Intents, Content Providers, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Async Task, Handlers and AIDL.
  • Experience using source code control systems such as Git.
  • Knowledge of XML parsing, and/or DOM traversal.
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies including XP practices such as test-driven development and pair programming.
  • Experience with Google API, mapping and search providers.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions.
  • Must have strong teamwork orientation, good work ethic and strong sense of ownership of end result.
  • Experience with Android Activities and Fragments.
  • Experience with multi-threaded development on Android platforms.
  • Experience with SQL Lite on Android.
  • Proven experience with object-oriented design and design patterns.
  • Knowledge of and desire to work in an Agile development environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Must have the desire to be a people leader.
  • Proven experience developing software in one or more of the following domains:
    Mobile for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) platforms or other mobile device platforms.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to others when working with the Customer.
  • Understands the Customer’ s industry and is familiar with related industries.
  • Handles diverse, complex assignments concurrently.
  • Reviews project plans prepared by others in the organization.
  • Applies broad-based knowledge and experience to identify, evaluate and recommend new processes and tools.
  • Recommends appropriate technology for project tool selection. 
  • Over 3 years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as developer on App(s) publicly available in the Google Play App Market.
  • Experience with native Android UI development for phones and tablets (multi-resolutions, resource utilization such as images, layouts, strings).
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies including XP practices such as test-driven development and pair programming.
  • Awareness of the Android UI/UX guidelines.
  • Experience with mapping and search providers.
  • Experience with other Google APIs (licensing, in-app billing, etc.).
  • Experience developing Android Widgets.
  • Experience with Bluetooth, NFC, Location and/or Accelerometer; other sensors.
  • Experience with Internationalization and Localization.




Jesse Baskin
Technical Recruiter

I want you to love your job as much as I love mine – let’s find you that ideal fit! I promise to pull out all the stops for you, because what you want is what I want. Don’t worry about hours, either – I’ll be available to hash out your next career move any time. Send me an email or give me a call!
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