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We are looking for a capable Android developer who can build high performant mobile applications for Android platforms. You must collaborate with engineers to design, build, and manage the next generation of our mobile applications.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Build advanced applications for the Android platform
  • Translate designs and wireframes into high-quality code
  • Ensure the high performance, quality, and responsiveness of the application
  • Identify the application bottlenecks and fix bugs
  • Continuously discover and implement new technologies in the applications
  • Collaborating with UI and UX Designers and other developers
  • Ensure that the application conforms to user specifications

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience in Android app development (rare exceptions for skilled devs)
  • Proficiency in Kotlin/Java programming language
  • Extensive knowledge of Android design principles and Android SDK
  • Fluency in English to collaborate with engineering managers
  • The ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4-hour overlap with U.S. time zones

Preferred skills

  • Experience with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with cloud messaging APIs, background processing, and offline storage
  • Experience with performance tuning, threading, caching, and performance optimization
  • Experience working with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Good understanding of the general mobile landscapes, trends, and architectures
  • Firm grasp of source control systems (Git, Merging, Branching, Pull Requests, etc.)

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How to become an Android developer?

For software developers and organizations wishing to create their mobile apps, Android mobile app development has a lot to offer. It provides businesses with several solutions to improve customers' mobile experiences and raise brand awareness greatly.

According to a survey, approximately 135 thousand new Android app development job opportunities will be available by 2024. Android is a wonderful job choice because practically every business employs Android apps.

The surge in internet usage has led to a substantial increase in remote Android developer jobs. Android development provides a stable and well-paying work opportunity. Also, with the slow shift to remote-first models, vacancies like remote jobs for Android developers are increasing.

What is the scope in Android development?

The field has evolved significantly, and several factors contribute to the continued demand for Android developers. Let’s go through some quick pointers that will help you understand the scope of the technology.

  • The real-time applications that aid in payment or online shopping are becoming popular, thus increasing the scope for Android.
  • Google is working on artificial intelligence to create better phones and automated stuff.
  • Google's Android Architecture is useful in establishing best practices. It simplifies and clarifies the process of developing Android apps.
  • There will be a lot of new products based on Android in the future, such as Android for driverless cars, prompts from Android Biometrix, and Android CameraX.
  • Android applications have been given a significant boost in terms of security.
  • Android will have a lot of business opportunities in the coming years, and there will be a wide scope for remote Android developer jobs.

What are the roles and responsibilities of an Android developer?

Your primary responsibilities when you get hired for remote Android jobs would be:

  • Developing and designing Android apps
  • Collaborating with the design and testing teams to create better products with fewer bugs
  • Dealing with a variety of APIs and data sources
  • Create unit tests to ensure the robustness of the code, covering edge cases, usability, and overall reliability.
  • Fixing bugs and enhancing the functionality of applications.
  • Continuously examining and discovering new technologies, and their application.

How to become an Android developer?

Let's move on to getting hired for Android developer jobs.

The step-by-step procedure to get high-paying remote Android jobs includes:

  • Gather valuable tools: Java, Android SDK, Eclipse, and ADT Plugin. You can develop Android on a PC, Mac, or Linux. Visit Oracle for the latest Java SE. Then, grab the Android SDK from the Android developers’ site, containing libraries and tools.

    For smooth interaction, choose Eclipse, and add the ADT Plugin from the Android developers’ site. This combo simplifies designing Android apps, especially for remote jobs.
  • Recognize the lifecycle of an Android application: Creating apps for mobile devices is unique, even if you've worked on desktop or web applications before. The OS manages various apps and their priorities like a desktop application. Your role is to code your Android app to handle external events, such as a phone call interrupting a resource-intensive animation.

    Considerations like responding to text messages are crucial. Understanding the Android application lifecycle enables you to create apps that seamlessly integrate, providing users with an exceptional experience.
  • Become familiar with the Android API: It's like a toolbox that expands what you can do with your Android app. You use it to control things like the camera, audio recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more. You'll be able to use the hardware and functionality of Android smartphones in your mobile applications once you've mastered these packages.
  • Create your very first Android app: Creating your first Android app might seem daunting, but it gets easier if you pick something you like. Build your program step by step, beginning with simple features and then adding more. Make sure to thoroughly test and fix issues as you go to ensure it works on both a real Android phone and in the emulator.
  • Make your Android app available: Share your Android apps through the official Android Market, your website, or other places like Amazon's app store. To use the Android Market, sign up as an official Android developer for $25. Unlike Apple's rules, Google is more flexible in accepting applications.

Remember, Android development is a complex field to master. To show your skills and experience impactfully, you must create an Android developer resume and keep it handy. 

Let's look at the skills and strategies you'll need to acquire to perform well in remote Android developer jobs.

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Skills required to become an Android developer

The first step is to learn the core skills that will help you land high-paying Android developer jobs. Let's learn about the basic skills required for the job.

1. Java and Kotlin

You should be familiar with Kotlin or Java programming languages.

2. Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming

You should have a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Inheritance
  • Class
  • Static methods
  • Variables
  • Lists
  • Loops

3. The Android SDK's most important concepts

Essential skills for Android development include proficiency in the Android SDK, covering Views, View Groups, layouts, user input, internet data retrieval, storage, action bars, and screen size adaptability.

4. SQL

Almost every Android app must store data in some way, whether it's app-specific or user-specific. As a result, you need to connect your app to a database to manage the data.

5. Git

Depending on your organization and requirements, employing a version control tool is essential at some point in your development process.

6. XML

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language commonly used in building web applications. It is a vital Android app development technology since it is used to retrieve web data. Many Android apps require data to be sent to web services and vice versa. Therefore mastering XML is a must-have skill.

7. Material design guidelines

Every Android app must follow the Material Design language rules, including all of the app's fundamental aspects (colors, shades, transitions, element placement, etc.). Otherwise, the app's permission to be published on the Google Play Store could be revoked

8. Android Studio

Knowing how to use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), such as Android Studio, is also essential. You'll be able to work more efficiently if you're familiar with Android Studio. The built-in debugger and testing tools, in particular, can help you build bug-free code

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How to get remote Android developer jobs?

To excel as an Android developer, consistent and efficient practice is crucial.  There are two important things that developers must focus on for that growth to occur: seek guidance from experienced individuals and adopt effective practice techniques. Be mindful of burnout signs and determine an appropriate practice duration.

Turing has the best remote Android developer jobs tailored to your professional goals as an Android developer. Working on complex technical and business problems with cutting-edge technologies will help you grow quickly. Get full-time, long-term remote Android developer jobs with higher income and career progression by joining a network of the world's most outstanding developers

Why become an Android developer at Turing?

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Join a worldwide community of elite software developers.

Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for other Android developer jobs
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for other Android developer jobs

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top U.S. firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top U.S. corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their Android developers?

Every Android developer at Turing is free to determine their rate. Turing will propose compensation at which we are sure we can offer you a rewarding and long-term opportunity.

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