Full-Time Job: Android Engineer, Chicago, IL (VOKAL)


Job Title: Android Engineer

Job location: Chicago, IL

Employer: VOKAL

Employment Type: Full-Time Job

Job Description

You are an experienced Android programmer who consistently delivers on your commitments.

You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy solving problems in unexplored territories. You get excited about all aspects of an agile development process and look forward to collaborating with clients, other developers, and designers.

This position is based in our home office, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. We offer a competitive compensation package.

Android Engineer | Responsibilities:

  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing, and enterprise mobile solutions
  • Support and collaborate with clients, other developers, and designers to determine business and technical solutions
  • Continually deliver creative solutions with awesome execution

Android Engineer | Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • BS in Computer Science preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • Proven understanding of the intricacies of the Android platform

Android Engineer | Technical Skills

  • Proven proficiency in the following:
    • Java language and related frameworks
    • Object oriented design principles
    • JSON, XML, APIs and other web services
    • SQLite and other SQL-based databases (No-SQL is a plus)
    • Multi-Threading and memory management specific to mobile devices
    • Understanding of caching mechanisms
    • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    • Agile development methodologies
  • Bonus for technical proficiency in:
    • Python and the Django framework
    • Standards Compliant HTML/CSS
    • Javascript (Node.js is a plus)
    • Continuous Integration Implementation

Other Skills

  • Effectively communicates technical concepts to other technical staff members
  • Effectively communicates with non-technical members of the organization
  • Effectively communicates with clients
  • Demonstrates high quality written communication
  • Demonstrates aptitude for learning new technologies

Company Description:

VOKAL Interactive is a 100% mobile focused agency looking for an experienced Android Developer to join our awesome and extremely talented team. We are a crew of passionate iOS, Android and Mobile Web developers and pixel perfect mobile designers. We work on amazing projects and solve some exciting problems. We are a close-knit group who often end a great day of hacking by having a few beers, playing Minecraft, or sharing a victory in our intramural soccer league. We have a lot of fun while paving the way for the mobile revolution.


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