Randstad Android Architect in Austin, Texas

Android Architect


Austin, TX

Date Posted:

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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As an Android Architect, you will be a liaison between the engineering teams and customer facing teams (like PMs, Sales, Accounts, etc) and will set technical direction for the department by researching and recommending best practices and frameworks to keep the department current on Android with the marketplace. You will guide project teams by creating technical designs, writing user stories, and grooming the backlog. You will promote and champion best technical practices with both our clients and the development team, with a focus on both tactical and strategic development of the team. You will perform code reviews, triage bugs, and manage releases. You will absolutely play a role in managing the customer relationship. And, you get to code.


You will excel in this position if:

  • You have at least 8-10 years of professional development experience.

  • You re an active coder and you love to code plus your code elicits highest compliments from others and displays continuous improvement.

  • You have a great eye for User Interface and Visual Design

  • You can design, mock-up and code deliverables such as APIs and back-end (like GPS, REST, or DB services) and front-end (like highly polished UIs, animations, and transitions).

  • You re a kind, pragmatic communicator with an decent knowledge of an Agile and Scrum environment.

  • You are a stellar team player who can own a project (or more!) and have proven experience leading other cross-functional project team members when needed.

  • You collaborate with non-technical folks (PMs, Sales, Design, QA) as easily as you do with engineers.

  • You are familiar with the technology events landscape, have demonstrated social and professional technology engagement via blogs, public speaking events, Twitter or Stack Overflow.

  • You have a strong track record of contributing to open source code on GitHub or any other.

  • You understand at least 2-3 complex technologies like OpenGL, BLE, Location based tech, Speech recognition, Augmented Reality, etc and are willing to constantly develop new expertise areas.

It would be awesome if:

  • You clearly understand Test Driven Development and can mentor other engineers on when code needs to be wrapped with unit, integration, and system tests.

  • You closely follow emerging technology in the mobile industry

  • You clearly understand the SOLID principles, dependency injection, mocking, and domain modeling techniques.

  • You have the ability to architect an entire software system and you can clearly communicate the architecture to both the team and to the customer.

  • You have experience working with cross-functional teams across distributed locations worldwide.

  • You know how to be a champion for all things Google and Android, evangelize the platform internally and externally and be capable of making connections that drive business and hiring when needed.

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