Senior Android Developer

Hardskills is on a mission to change how enterprises train leaders and managers in the world’s fast-growing emerging markets. 

We are looking for a talented Senior Android Developer to join our Berlin team to build and launch a ground-breaking Android App from scratch.

You will be responsible for a core part of our innovative & proprietary platform that will transform how leadership development is done at scale.

As one of our first key technical hires, you will work closely with our founders who bring a global track record of building successful and innovative technology-led enterprises servicing the Fortune 1000. This is a great opportunity to focus on big, meaningful technical challenges at an exciting stage of the transformation of workforce skilling.

We are looking for someone who will make a strong individual contribution. We offer strong career development paths for candidates eager to learn and grow. Hardskills is revenue generating and backed by investors from Silicon Valley and Asia.

You have: 

  • 3-5 years developing native Android Apps that work well even in CPU/bandwidth/latency challenged environments

  • Shipped highly rated Apps on the Play store

  • Expertise in mobile platforms, device fragmentation & features impacting user experience

  • Experience consuming RESTful APIs, caching and securing data at appropriate layers for scalable, fault tolerant applications

  • Design, code and maintain clean, efficient and reliable code

  • Able to profile & debug multi-threaded code

  • Data driven and experienced with A/B testing

  • Been a part of agile teams using TDD, automated builds and deployments

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with our CTO & team to design, architect and build our first Android application; you'll have a clean slate without any technical debt

  • Use proven and reliable components and design patterns with high scalability, reliability, maintainability and performance in mind

  • Prototype solutions, quickly vet & iterate options

  • Ensure right tooling for A/B testing, unit testing

  • Develop tools for debugging, instrumenting and shipping native code on Android

  • Perform code reviews, enforce best practices to ensure code quality with an eye for performance, security and maintainability

  • Test, monitor usage and features that you ship and actively fix issues 

  • Collaborate to inform API design, UI and UX to create compelling App experiences

Must Have:

  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 3+ years of Android development

  • Proficiency in English

  • Track record developing native Android Apps; Android Studio, JUnit, Espresso UI, Retrofit, Gradle and Android SDK, etc. 

  • Creating & consuming RESTful APIs; JSON, XML.

  • Solid OO design skills, expertise with mobile development design patterns and algorithms‪

  • ‪Experience with git, Jira, Confluence, etc.

Nice to Have:  

  • Digital-media delivery; HTML 5 video, HTTP Adaptive Streaming, HLS, HDS, etc.

  • iOS app development and RoR 


Please apply with a cover letter explaining why we should consider you & a resumé.