Android Developer

Department: Development

Location: Royal Oak, MI

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Premium Benefits Package

Vectorform helps organizations invent digital products and customer experiences. With nearly 20 years of tested experience, we help organizations define the future of their business and solve complex problems to bridge the gap between idea and invention. We're a team of designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs focused on inventing the future through collaboration and risk-taking. We look for courageous clients and forward-thinking talent from across the globe willing to lead their industries. 

The Role:

The Android Developer brings to life the software needs of our clients and the creative visions of our Design team. As a Developer at Vectorform, you are part of an elite team of visionaries who strive to continually build and rebuild the bridge between human and digital interaction.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Build custom Android applications from the ground up, as well as implementing new features, fixing bugs, and improving performance
  • Assist in ideating innovative ways to simplify solutions to maximize usability, efficiency, and satisfaction of clients
  • Attend, participate, and interface in design reviews and client meetings when necessary
  • Continuously promote the investigation and reporting of available frameworks, and off-the-shelf solutions that will maximize development efficiency
  • Meet project deadlines as indicted in a project plan
  • Work with Account Managers to assess project requirements, explore technical dependencies and provide hours' estimates for deliverable fulfillment
  • Use creative problem solving skills to work in a fast paced, collaborative, and interactive programming environment
  • Effectively interact with Project Managers and other organizational units such as QA and Designers
  • Continuously promote the investigation and reporting of available frameworks, and off-the-shelf solutions that will maximize development efficiency
  • Facilitate ideas and knowledge sharing between Development Team members
  • Work independently on projects or work effectively as part of a project team
  • Focus on the six general precepts of Vectorform Development

What's Necessary:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Java, Android, and Object-Oriented development experience
  • Operative knowledge of the Android SDK and related documentation
  • Ability to work in a face paced, collaborative, and interactive programming environment
  • Passion for working with cutting-edge technologies
  • Strong attention to detail and accurately implement custom designs that scale to any screen size
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

Icing on the Cake:

  • Familiarity with Android Studio/Gradle development stack
  • Open GL ES Experience
  • Extensive experience with consuming REST services via JSO
  • Knowledge of SSL/TLS Protocols and certificates
  • Familiarity with 3rd party libraries like Retrofit, RxJava, and Dagger
  • Exposure to the Android Wear and/or Glass development kits
  • Experience in publishing an Android app to Google Play
  • Familiarity with the major mobile platforms
  • Experience with Jira/Confluence

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