Sr. Android Software Engineer - Houston, TX

Date Posted: 04/30/2021

Equity Staffing Group has an excellent opportunity with one of our large environmental clients in the Houston area as a Android Software Engineer. This position requires 4+ years of experience with Android software development and experience with with remote data via REST and JSON. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing IT team with a large reputable company!

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging new software and producing significant enhancements to existing software.

Conducts complex business process analysis, needs assessments, and participates in design sessions with Architects in order to align information technology solutions with business initiatives. Undertakes complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge in software design and testing.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other ancillary duties may be assigned.

Leads and participates with the development of enterprise-level information technology solutions by analyzing, coding, testing, and implementing new software and by modifying/enhancing existing software applications. Leads design/coding sessions, develops solutions, and implements solutions as part of a team.
Performs complex analyses of system requirements and of existing business processes and information systems.
Assists with communicating the design and resolving technical/design conflicts as they occur. Coordinates closely with business analysts and users to determine requirements.
Reviews systems under development and related documentation.
Leads the resolution of customer issues and responses to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
Participates in the development of software.
Contributes and assists principal engineers in advanced systems planning, scheduling and implementation. Mentors and fosters growth of peers and team members.
May work on-call shifts on a rotation basis.

Supervisory Responsibilities
May coach and mentor less-experienced analysts and act as team leader on systems projects.

Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or similar area of study.
Five years of previous experience required.
An additional four years of related experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or MIS and five or more years of software development experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
None required.

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required:
Advanced knowledge or skills in one or more of the following is required: Knowledge of project management/change management in regards to acquisition/development life cycles. Systems development, implementation, upgrades and analyses QA testing, catalyst or unified business modeling, system design and analysis Knowledge of enterprise coding standards. Hands on experience in writing more complex code. Ability to perform code reviews. Knowledge of software methodologies. Ability to learn new and emerging technologies. Ability to lead a group to consensus, solve problems, and accomplish tasks. Ability to mentor and train less knowledgeable peers and individuals. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal). Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to adapt to change. General business knowledge and concepts.

Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and develop new functionalities
Work with third party data sources and APIs
Complete Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
Build mobile application with Optimal performance
Explore and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
Experience in creating technical stories with technical flows and design
Experience in performing end to end testing
Proven working experience in Android app development
Experience with Android SDK, GitHub
Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
Experience in developing RESTful APIs with NodeJS a plus
Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, latest trends, and emerging technologies
Good understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.
Experience with AWS and Server less technologies
Experience in working in Scrum teams using JIRA - Must

Other Knowledge, Skills:
May require advanced skills in one or more of the following: Web application development, imaging technology. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks.



"I was so impressed with the outstanding service that Equity Staffing provided in placing me in my current position.  I wasn’t sure I would be a good candidate for this position, but my recruiter and Equity’s Account Manager took the time to go over the job description and how my experience and skill set would fit in perfectly with this job assignment.  I am glad I took their advice, because I am now on contract with a great company working with a professional staff and learning how to support a management team in an industry I have never worked in before.” 

Lisa M.

Denver, CO

“I’ve been an IT contractor for 9 years, and in that time I’ve been exposed to numerous IT staffing firms and consulting agencies, big and small.  Equity impressed me immediately.  My recruiters quickly and efficiently connected me with a great tech company whose needs in both personality and tech proficiency matched my wheelhouse in addition to a healthy dose of career progressing tech challenges.  And a 12 minute drive from my house no less.  That’s huge for me.  They were willing to meet face to face before the client company interview which, in my experience, is critical to the staffing firm / contractor relationship.  Equity is organized, modern, and professional, and my recruiters were very pleasant to work with, responsive, and generous with their time.  I’m grateful for all they’ve done for me.”

Christopher S.

Minneapolis, MN

“Working as a consultant for Equity Staffing Group has been a wonderful experience.  My recruiter was a true professional throughout the entire process.  Equity separates itself from other staffing companies I have worked with in past because they provided wonderful customer service, they had benefits offerings,  the onboarding was easy and efficient but best of all they followed up with me prior to my assignment ending and found my next assignment shortly afterward.  I highly recommend the professionals at Equity Staffing Group!”

Tamika B.

Atlanta, GA