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Senior Android Engineer

VF

VF

Software Engineering
Remote · Indianapolis, IN, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

Sr. Android Engineer

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We’re committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.

We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 70,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. It’s who we are and have always been.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

VF Corporation is searching for a motivated and results-oriented Sr. Android Engineer to play a critical role in developing and maturing our mobile portfolio.

The VF mobile team develops eCommerce mobile apps for our exciting brands: Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Icebreaker, Altra, Eagle Creek, Napapijri, Eastpak, Kipling, Smartwool, Jansport, and Workwear segment.

A successful candidate will collaborate with other technical experts, lead architecture design, and identify/implement reusable mobile framework components. Moreover, this individual will play a critical role in technology selection, establishing best practices and bringing engineering excellence and innovation to VF mobile app development.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to define, design and deliver mobile products for our brands
  • Lead architecture design, implementation, maintenance and support of the mobile apps
  • Effectively communicate a technical vision for product requirements and establish a connection between the product roadmap and development iterations and releases
  • Work with the Product Managers to define KPIs in order to measure and monitor implementation progress and value, as well as ongoing maintenance and support of products in the mobile portfolio
  • Work closely with the UX/UI design teams to implement and refine user interfaces
  • Ensure a seamless and intuitive user experience across different Android devices
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the Android development team
  • Mentor and coach junior team members
  • Ensure measurable performance, quality and responsiveness of the mobile applications
  • Lead and participate in best practices: CI/CD, code standards, code reviews, testing automation, unit test and more
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices
  • Recommend and implement improvement to the mobile framework, development processes and tools

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with native Android application development
  • Proficient in Java, Kotlin, Android SDK and Jackpack Compose
  • Skilled in using Kotlin Coroutines for background tasks, concurrency management and local data storage
  • Experience with mobile architectural patterns (MVVM, MVP)
  • Strong advocate for software best practices, and Clean coding principles
  • Experience with cross-functional teams in an Agile scrum environment
  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence or similar tracking tools
  • Success in scaling mobile products globally
  • Experience implementing mobile app analytics solutions
  • Experience with CI/CD, and version control, preferably Git
  • Experience with Firebase
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with the full mobile development life cycle

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Contributions to open-source projects or a strong presence on GitHub
  • Experience implementing DI frameworks like Dagger2, Hilt, and Koin
  • Experience with cross-platform frameworks such as React Native
  • Experience building commerce apps
  • Experience building white-label apps to be scaled cross-brands
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and AWS
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