Vacancy: Senior Android Developer

The Basics

IT – Software

Reports into:
IT Project Manager

Gauteng Area, remote

Role type:
Contract – 12 months

About the Role

Designs, develops and implements Android mobile applications to support business requirements. Follows approved life cycle methodologies, creates design documents, writes code and performs unit and functional testing of software. Contributes to the overall architecture and standards of the group, acts as an SME and plays a software governance role.

Android developers must be able to technically support and maintain the deployed applications on dev, test and production environments.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:

The senior Android developer must have a competent understanding of:

  • The system development life cycle and can explain the Java developer role in each stage
  • The defined system development tools, processes and workflows
  • The distinction between business, functional and non-functional requirements and how to implement them
  • The importance of delivering high-quality source code and how to achieve it
  • The technologies used and the system’s components structure
  • The domain and business terminologies and link them back to system implementations 

Senior Android developers should be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Develop, test, and maintain the deployed application software with high quality
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to ensure a successful, high-quality product and great user experience
  • Analyse, maintain and enhance existing application and troubleshoot issues with efficiency.
  • Perform accurate development estimation
  • Produce technical specifications and designs. Participate in new business development through ideation, prototype development, and project estimates
  • Research new techniques, tools, and best practices and share that knowledge with the team and community
  • Maintain high standards 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter who takes ownership is accountable, and is able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can help with quality assurance and provide comments   

Within 6 months of being in the position, an Android developer should be able to demonstrate strong domain knowledge and technologies in relation to the environment that they work in.

Skills & competencies required

Behavioral Skills:

  • Values-Driven
  • Optimistic
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Resilient
  • Instils Trust
  • People Savvy
  • Drives Results
  • Problem Solver
  • Are inspirational leaders who live the values and believes in the core purpose 
  • Are humble
  • Treat others with care, dignity and respect
  • Ensure that the business case prevails
  • Have a bias for action
  • Understand that people are their greatest asset
  • Build an environment for optimal performance
  • Set ambitious goals and implement the highest standards
  • Are students and masters of communication
  • Never stop learning
  • Have and express strong beliefs and views, yet are open-minded and support the chosen path



  • 2+ year user interface analyst experience
  • Java-related degree/qualification 
  • Honours degree
  • Business experience and product knowledge

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with software development in a test-driven environment
  • Excellent understanding and application of design principles
  • Familiar with UML
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or in a full team
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude 
  • Attention to detail
  • Have worked on at least 1 app published in the App or Play Store
  • SoapUI (SOAP) / REST client (JSON)
  • Android Studio
  • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence)
  • J2EE
  • Android
  • WebLogic, Apache
  • UML
  • SOAP and REST Web Service Development

Qualifications required

  • Matric
  • Informatics Degree or Diploma advantageous


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