Senior Software Engineer, Android

Washington, DC
Mar 18, 2022
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support our flagship apps engineering team. Under general supervision, you will perform technical analysis, design and development or enhancement of Android applications and play an integral role in helping deliver increasingly smarter mobile apps to our users. You will participate in all facets of the agile development process and will have the opportunity to contribute to products that will be used by millions of people. We are looking for someone with strong interest in all things mobile and a passion for delivering high quality, solid applications.

  • Design and develop advanced applications for Android platform
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define API contracts, design and ship new features.
  • Design high-level mobile solutions to meet product requirements and following established development methodologies and standards.
  • Understand the complexities of and help integrate different third-party SDKs
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and solve complex problems
  • Participate in agile software development practices and peer/code reviews.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability and general reliability
  • Stay on top of latest technologies/ mobile trends and recommend appropriate design solutions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Android SDK required; prior experience in a similar role preferred.
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with Android SDK
  • High level of proficiency in Java/Kotlin with an understanding of code optimization and application performance
  • Experience working on and releasing one or more applications to Google Playstore and/or Amazon Appstore
  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals
  • Solid understanding of Version Control principles, preferably using Git and Pull Requests
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Knowledge of testing and quality assurance practices including unit testing and code documentation.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to deliver quality solutions within established timelines.
  • Additional knowledge of RESTful services and other server-side principles is a plus

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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