Android Mobile Engineer – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Dept is growing fast and we're looking for folks who enjoy building great products together with peers and clients.  Our philosophy is to hire smart, client facing engineers that can both understand our client’s business goals and write elegant code.

About Us: 

Dept is a small but growing, tight-knit group of experienced engineers and designers that love building products with like-minded folks. We are all on the same team working together toward the same goals, and we all help each other along the way. Some of the things that we believe in:

  • Great UI/UX is critical: aesthetics, animations, copy and speed are all part of this
  • Code quality is a top priority; style guides, code reviews, best practices
  • Collaboration: great communication is the key to any project
  • Strong opinions, lightly held: we all have our tech favorites, but it’s important to be open-minded to new ideas
  • Constantly curious: we're constantly learning/evolving through guild meetings, lunch & learns, conferences and practice
  • A healthy work/life balance: getting home in time for dinner is important

We focus on building great products with clients that we enjoy and respect. Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We are growing fast and looking for individuals that are passionate about the development process and not timid about working directly with clients. Our philosophy is to hire smart, client-facing engineers that can both understand the client's business goals and write elegant code.

What will your day be like?

  • You’ll develop apps that are making a material impact on the world and will be seen by millions of users
  • You’ll develop using Kotlin and Java 
  • You’ll be a part of agile software development practices and peer/code reviews
  • You’ll interface with clients. We estimate about 80% hands-on development and 20% client interaction & documentation
  • You love being a developer and are passionate about the Android ecosystem 
  • You will play a lead role in the Android practice by fostering a sense of team
  • You’ll help shape and develop best practices, innovation, and community involvement for the Android team 
  • You will lead the sharing of learning and projects internally, to the tech community, and to prospective clients
  • You will lead and collaborate with others to solve not just technical, but people, design, and product challenges.
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About You:

  • You are up to date on the latest trends in the ecosystem and consider yourself a thought leader. 
  • You are curious enough to constantly be trying out new things and experienced enough to lead clients in technology decisions
  • You will bring this knowledge to the team and help support continued learning initiatives and involvement in the community acting as a subject matter expert
  • You are in love with UI/UX and are always looking for ways to push what can be done. 
  • You have deep experience in architecting UIs and know how to bring interesting animations to life. 
  • You have a good understanding of the network and data layer and are able to craft solutions to make an app feel lightning fast.

Most importantly you are delivery focused. You want to ship something to users, get their feedback and iterate. The drive to ship something enables you to take down obstacles and break hard problems into solvable chunks so that you can make forward progress.

  • You have multiple years of experience writing Android apps
  • You have multiple years of experience with Kotlin and/or Java
  • You have shipped multiple apps to the store
  • You have the experience and desire to mentor, coach, and develop the skills of a remarkable team 
  • You’ve worked with, and have a good understanding of Version Control, preferably using Git

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