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- Senior Android Engineer with 6+ years of commercial experience and strong organizational skills. - Proficient in Android development using Java, Kotlin, and libraries like Retrofit and Room. - Expert in methodologies like MVC, MVVM, Clean Architecture, and SOLID principles. - Comfortable working with REST API, version control tools like Git, and project management through MVP. - Upper-Intermediate English - Available ASAP

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- 5+ years of experience in the IT industry - Code in multiple languages, with interest in Flutter/Dart, JavaScript/TypeScript/React/NodeJS and Ruby - Worked with Flutter since the initial release date - Fluent English - Fluent Arabic - Available ASAP

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- I am a self-taught Android developer with a passion for building scalable architecture and writing easily maintainable (deletable) code. - I am a big fan of DI frameworks like Dagger, Anvil, or Hilt. - I build apps out of passion outside of working hours, but lately, I have been exploring Ktor on the backend side and working on fully Compose Android applications. - From time to time, I also like to tinker with Figma. - I am passionate about the latest tech, hardware and security.

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- As an accomplished Android Engineer with six years of experience, I have a proven track record of developing high-quality Android applications. My passion lies in diving deep into the core development of a project and leaving my technical mark. I am eager to keep pace with the rapidly changing mobile world, and I embrace challenges with enthusiasm - My journey as a Software Engineer began during high school, and I have continued to grow and develop my skills ever since. I am dedicated to working hard and driving innovation in all of my projects. I am also a personable and friendly team player, and I thrive on the opportunity to collaborate with others and meet new people - Overall, I am committed to delivering exceptional results and making a positive impact on any project I work on - Upper-Intermediate English

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Rivne, Ukraine
Last Updated: 4 Jul 2023

- Experienced Android Engineer with 6+ years in Java and Kotlin app development. - Proficient in Android development frameworks like Retrofit and Room (Android Jetpack). - Expertise in Clean Architecture, SOLID, MVVM principles, REST API, and HTTP. - Skilled in project management using Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, and Agile methodologies. - Upper intermediate English - Available ASAP

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Soft skills of a Android Developer

Soft skills are essential for Android Developers as they contribute to effective collaboration, communication, and overall success in their roles. Here are the soft skills required for Android Developers at different levels:


  • Problem-solving: Ability to analyze and solve problems efficiently, finding effective solutions to coding challenges.
  • Adaptability: Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, frameworks, and programming languages.
  • Attention to detail: Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy and quality in coding and debugging.
  • Teamwork: Collaboration with team members, sharing knowledge, and contributing to the team’s success.
  • Time management: Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and meet project deadlines.


  • Leadership: Ability to lead small development teams, providing guidance, and mentoring junior developers.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey technical concepts and ideas.
  • Problem-solving: Advanced problem-solving skills, including debugging complex issues and optimizing code.
  • Creativity: Ability to think creatively and propose innovative solutions to improve user experience and system performance.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with cross-functional teams, such as designers and product managers, to deliver high-quality mobile applications.
  • Time management: Efficiently managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Continuous learning: Demonstrating a passion for continuous learning and staying updated with the latest trends and technologies in Android development.


  • Strategic thinking: Ability to envision long-term goals and devise strategies to achieve them.
  • Mentorship: Mentoring and guiding junior and middle-level developers, helping them grow in their careers.
  • Project management: Experience in managing large-scale Android projects, including planning, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Decision-making: Making informed decisions based on a deep understanding of business requirements and technical constraints.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating effectively with stakeholders, including clients and senior management, to ensure project success.
  • Code review: Conducting thorough code reviews to maintain code quality and adherence to best practices.
  • Quality assurance: Implementing robust testing and quality assurance processes to deliver high-quality, bug-free applications.
  • Documentation: Creating comprehensive technical documentation to facilitate knowledge sharing and maintain project scalability.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic leadership: Providing strategic direction and leadership to the Android development team.
  • Architecture design: Proficiency in designing scalable, maintainable, and efficient software architectures for Android applications.
  • Technical expertise: Demonstrating deep knowledge and expertise in Android development frameworks, libraries, and tools.
  • Innovation: Driving innovation and exploring new technologies and techniques to enhance Android app development processes.
  • Team management: Managing and mentoring a team of Android developers, ensuring their growth and performance.
  • Client management: Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs, and delivering solutions that exceed their expectations.
  • Code optimization: Optimizing code and performance to ensure efficient and fast-running Android applications.
  • Strategic planning: Developing long-term strategic plans for Android development, aligning them with organizational goals.
  • Conflict resolution: Resolving conflicts and addressing challenges within the team to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Industry knowledge: Staying updated with the latest industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in the Android development field.
  • Continuous improvement: Driving continuous improvement initiatives within the team, fostering a culture of learning and growth.

TOP 12 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about Android Development

  • Android was developed by a team of engineers led by Andy Rubin at Android Inc. in 2003. It was later acquired by Google in 2005.
  • The first commercial version of Android, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. It was designed for smartphones and featured a virtual keyboard, web browser, and support for third-party apps.
  • Android is based on the Linux kernel and uses a modified version of the Java programming language. This allows developers to write apps using the Java programming language and run them on Android devices.
  • Android is an open-source platform, which means that the source code is available for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. This has led to a vibrant community of developers contributing to the platform.
  • One of the key features of Android is its ability to run multiple apps simultaneously. This is made possible by its multitasking capabilities, allowing users to switch between apps seamlessly.
  • With the release of Android 2.0 in 2009, Google introduced the first version of its mapping and navigation service, Google Maps, on the Android platform. This opened up new possibilities for location-based services and navigation apps.
  • Android has evolved over the years with regular updates and new versions. Each version is named after a dessert or sweet treat, starting with Android Cupcake (1.5) and ending with Android 11 (R).
  • Android has a large market share in the mobile operating system market, with over 72% of the global market share as of 2021. This makes it the most widely used mobile operating system in the world.
  • The Android ecosystem is supported by a wide range of manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, and Huawei. This has led to a diverse range of Android devices available in the market, catering to different user preferences and budgets.
  • Android has a vast library of apps available for download on the Google Play Store, with over 3 million apps as of 2021. This provides users with a wide range of options for productivity, entertainment, and utility.
  • Android has made significant advancements in terms of security over the years. With features like app sandboxing, verified boot, and regular security updates, Android provides a secure environment for users and their data.
  • Android has expanded beyond smartphones and is now used in other devices such as tablets, smart TVs, smartwatches, and even cars. This demonstrates the versatility and adaptability of the platform.

Cases when Android does not work

  1. App Incompatibility: Android may not work properly or fail to run certain apps if they are not optimized or compatible with the specific version of Android running on the device. This can result in crashes, freezes, or other performance issues.
  2. Fragmentation Issues: Android operates on a wide variety of devices from different manufacturers, each with their own hardware specifications and customizations. This fragmentation can lead to inconsistencies in performance and compatibility across devices, causing certain features or apps to not work as intended.
  3. Outdated Software: If a user is running an outdated version of Android, they may experience compatibility issues with newer apps or features that require a more recent operating system. Additionally, outdated software may lack important security patches and bug fixes, making the device more vulnerable to malware and other threats.
  4. Hardware Limitations: Some older or lower-end Android devices may not have sufficient processing power, memory, or storage capacity to handle certain resource-intensive apps or tasks. This can result in sluggish performance, app crashes, or the inability to run certain features.
  5. Software Bugs: Like any operating system, Android is not immune to software bugs. These bugs can manifest in various ways, such as random reboots, app crashes, or system instability, ultimately leading to Android not working properly.
  6. User Error or Misconfiguration: Android relies on user input and configuration to function properly. If users make incorrect settings or configurations, install incompatible software, or engage in improper device usage, it can cause Android to stop working or exhibit unexpected behavior.
  7. Hardware Malfunctions: Android devices are susceptible to hardware failures, such as a faulty display, battery, or other components. These malfunctions can prevent Android from functioning correctly, resulting in the device not working as expected.
  8. Network Connectivity Issues: Android heavily relies on network connectivity for various features, such as downloading apps, syncing data, or accessing online services. If there are network connectivity problems, such as a weak signal, network congestion, or router issues, it can cause Android to experience difficulties or not work properly.
  9. Malware or Security Threats: Android is a popular target for malware and other security threats. If a device becomes infected with malware or experiences a security breach, it can lead to system instability, data corruption, or unauthorized access, ultimately impacting the functionality of Android.
  10. System Overload: Running multiple resource-intensive apps simultaneously or having too many background processes can overload the system and cause Android to slow down or become unresponsive. This can result in various functionalities not working as intended.

Hard skills of a Android Developer

As an Android Developer, there are several hard skills that are crucial for success in this role. These skills can vary depending on the level of experience, ranging from Junior to Expert/Team Lead.


  • Java Programming: Proficiency in Java programming language, which is essential for Android app development.
  • Android Studio: Familiarity with Android Studio, the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development.
  • UI/UX Design: Basic understanding of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design principles to create visually appealing and user-friendly apps.
  • Version Control: Knowledge of version control systems like Git, which is used to track and manage changes in code.
  • Debugging: Ability to debug and troubleshoot issues in Android applications using tools like Logcat.


  • Kotlin Programming: Proficiency in Kotlin, a modern programming language for Android development, which offers concise and expressive syntax.
  • API Integration: Experience in integrating APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to connect Android apps with web services and retrieve data.
  • Database Management: Understanding of SQLite or other database management systems for storing and retrieving data in Android applications.
  • Performance Optimization: Knowledge of techniques to optimize app performance, such as memory management and efficient data processing.
  • Unit Testing: Experience in writing and executing unit tests to ensure the reliability and functionality of Android applications.
  • Material Design: Familiarity with Google’s Material Design guidelines for creating visually consistent and intuitive user interfaces.
  • Code Review: Ability to participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to improve code quality and maintainability.


  • Advanced Architecture Patterns: Proficiency in implementing advanced architectural patterns like MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) or MVP (Model-View-Presenter) to build scalable and maintainable Android apps.
  • Performance Profiling: Experience in using profiling tools like Android Profiler to analyze and optimize app performance.
  • Dependency Injection: Knowledge of dependency injection frameworks like Dagger or Koin to manage dependencies and improve code modularity.
  • Security: Understanding of best practices for securing Android applications, including data encryption and secure network communication.
  • Multi-threading: Expertise in handling multi-threading and asynchronous operations in Android apps to ensure smooth user experience.
  • Continuous Integration: Experience with continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins or CircleCI to automate build and deployment processes.
  • Code Refactoring: Ability to refactor existing code to improve readability, maintainability, and performance.
  • Team Collaboration: Proficient in collaborating with cross-functional teams, including designers, product managers, and backend developers.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Advanced Android Frameworks: In-depth knowledge of advanced Android frameworks like RxJava, Dagger, or Retrofit to build complex and scalable applications.
  • Architecture Design: Ability to design and implement robust and scalable app architectures tailored to specific project requirements.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills to guide and mentor junior developers, provide technical guidance, and drive the success of the Android development team.
  • Code Review & Quality Assurance: Expertise in conducting thorough code reviews and implementing quality assurance processes to ensure high-quality code and adherence to best practices.
  • Performance Tuning: Proficiency in optimizing app performance by identifying and resolving bottlenecks, memory leaks, and other performance-related issues.
  • Client Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with clients, understand their requirements, and provide technical recommendations.
  • Project Management: Experience in managing Android development projects, including task allocation, timeline management, and resource coordination.
  • Emerging Technologies: Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in the Android development ecosystem and evaluate their potential impact on projects.
  • Codebase Maintenance: Ability to establish coding standards, enforce best practices, and ensure the maintainability and scalability of the codebase.
  • Performance Evaluation: Proficiency in evaluating the performance of team members, providing feedback, and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Innovation: Foster a culture of innovation within the team, encouraging creative problem-solving and exploring new techniques and technologies.

What are top Android instruments and tools?

  • Android Studio: Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development. It was first released in 2013 and has since become the standard tool for Android developers. Android Studio provides a rich set of features, including code editing, debugging, and testing capabilities, as well as various performance analysis tools. It supports the latest Android SDKs and offers excellent compatibility with the Android platform.
  • Gradle: Gradle is a powerful build automation tool used in Android development. It was introduced in 2012 and has gained popularity due to its flexibility and scalability. Gradle allows developers to define and manage the build process, including compiling source code, resolving dependencies, and generating APK files. It supports incremental builds, caching, and parallel execution, making the build process faster and more efficient.
  • ADB (Android Debug Bridge): ADB is a versatile command-line tool that allows developers to communicate with an Android device or emulator. It provides various functionalities, such as installing and uninstalling apps, transferring files, capturing screenshots, and executing shell commands on the device. ADB is an essential tool for debugging and testing Android applications, as it enables developers to interact with the device directly from their development environment.
  • Lint: Lint is a static code analysis tool that helps identify potential bugs, performance issues, and code style violations in Android projects. It is integrated into Android Studio and provides real-time feedback on code quality as developers write their code. Lint checks for common coding mistakes, such as null pointer dereferences, resource leaks, and inefficient algorithms. It also enforces best practices and coding conventions, improving the overall quality and maintainability of Android apps.
  • ProGuard: ProGuard is a widely used code shrinking and obfuscation tool for Android applications. It helps reduce the size of APK files by removing unused code and optimizing the remaining code. ProGuard also renames classes, methods, and variables to make reverse engineering more difficult, enhancing the app’s security. By applying ProGuard, developers can significantly reduce the app’s footprint and improve its performance.
  • Android Emulator: The Android Emulator is a virtual device that allows developers to test their applications on different Android configurations without the need for physical devices. It emulates the behavior of various Android devices and provides a platform for developers to validate their app’s compatibility, performance, and responsiveness. The Android Emulator supports multiple Android versions and hardware configurations, making it a valuable tool for testing and debugging Android apps.

How and where is Android used?

Case NameCase Description
Mobile BankingAndroid development has revolutionized the banking industry by enabling mobile banking applications. These apps provide users with the convenience of accessing their bank accounts, making transactions, and managing their finances on the go. With features like secure login, balance inquiries, fund transfers, bill payments, and account statements, Android apps have made banking tasks easier and more accessible for millions of users worldwide.
E-commerceAndroid development has played a significant role in the growth of e-commerce. With the rise of mobile shopping, businesses have leveraged Android apps to offer a seamless shopping experience to their customers. Android apps enable users to browse products, compare prices, read reviews, make purchases, and track orders from their smartphones or tablets. The convenience and accessibility provided by Android e-commerce apps have contributed to the exponential growth of online shopping.
HealthcareAndroid development has transformed the healthcare industry by empowering patients, doctors, and healthcare providers with innovative mobile solutions. Android apps are used for various healthcare tasks, such as appointment scheduling, medication reminders, telemedicine consultations, health tracking, and accessing electronic health records. These apps improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery, enhance patient engagement, and enable better communication between doctors and patients.
Smart Home AutomationAndroid development has played a crucial role in the advancement of smart home automation systems. Android-powered devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can control various smart home devices, including lights, thermostats, security systems, and appliances. Android apps provide users with the ability to remotely monitor and control their home automation systems, creating a more convenient and energy-efficient living environment.
EducationAndroid development has revolutionized the education sector by providing interactive and engaging learning experiences. Educational apps developed for Android devices offer a wide range of features, including virtual classrooms, e-books, multimedia content, language learning, educational games, and personalized learning paths. Android apps have made education more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, enabling self-paced learning and expanding access to educational resources.

TOP 10 Android Related Technologies

  • Java

    Java is the most commonly used programming language for Android app development. It offers a large standard library and a wide range of tools and frameworks that make development efficient and robust.

  • Kotlin

    Kotlin is a modern programming language that has gained popularity for Android development due to its concise syntax, null safety features, and seamless interoperability with existing Java code. It offers enhanced productivity and reduces boilerplate code.

  • Android Studio

    Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development. It provides a rich set of tools, including an advanced code editor, debugging capabilities, and a visual layout editor, making it the go-to choice for developers.

  • Flutter

    Flutter is an open-source UI framework developed by Google. It allows developers to build cross-platform apps with a single codebase, reducing development time and effort. Flutter offers a rich set of customizable widgets and a hot-reload feature for faster iteration.

  • React Native

    React Native is a popular framework for building native mobile apps using JavaScript and React. It enables developers to create cross-platform apps with a native-like performance and user experience. It offers a large community and a vast number of reusable components.

  • Firebase

    Firebase is a comprehensive mobile development platform offered by Google. It provides a suite of backend services, including real-time database, authentication, cloud storage, and push notifications, easing the development process and reducing infrastructure complexities.

  • RxJava

    RxJava is a reactive programming library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs. It simplifies handling complex asynchronous tasks in Android apps by providing a set of powerful operators and schedulers for concurrency and thread management.

Pros & cons of Android

8 Pros of Android

  • Open Source: Android is an open-source operating system, which means that it can be freely modified and customized by device manufacturers and developers. This openness allows for greater innovation and flexibility in terms of hardware and software.
  • Customization: Android offers a high level of customization options, allowing users to personalize their devices to suit their preferences. Users can choose from a wide range of widgets, themes, launchers, and other customization options to create a unique user experience.
  • App Variety: The Google Play Store, which is the official app store for Android, offers a vast selection of applications, ranging from productivity tools to entertainment apps. Android users have access to millions of apps, providing them with a wide range of choices.
  • Integration with Google Services: Android seamlessly integrates with various Google services, such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, and Google Photos. This integration allows for a smooth user experience and easy synchronization of data across devices.
  • Hardware Options: Android is available on a wide range of devices manufactured by various companies, offering users a plethora of hardware options to choose from. This allows users to find a device that suits their preferences and budget.
  • Multi-Tasking: Android offers robust multi-tasking capabilities, allowing users to run multiple applications simultaneously. This feature enables users to switch between apps effortlessly and enhances productivity.
  • Notification System: Android’s notification system is highly efficient and customizable. Users can prioritize notifications, snooze them, or even reply to messages directly from the notification panel, providing a seamless user experience.
  • Google Assistant: Android devices come with Google Assistant, a virtual assistant that provides voice-driven assistance and performs various tasks. Google Assistant can answer questions, set reminders, play music, control smart devices, and much more.

8 Cons of Android

  • Fragmentation: Android’s open-source nature can lead to fragmentation, wherein different devices run different versions of Android with varying levels of support and compatibility. This can result in software fragmentation and delays in receiving updates.
  • Security Concerns: Android’s open nature also makes it more susceptible to security threats and malware. Although Google has implemented various security measures, such as Google Play Protect, the risk of malware infections is still higher compared to other closed ecosystems.
  • Device Performance: Due to the wide range of hardware options available for Android, the performance of devices can vary significantly. Lower-end devices may experience performance issues and lag, especially when running resource-intensive applications.
  • Bloatware: Some Android devices come pre-installed with bloatware, which refers to unnecessary applications that take up storage space and may affect performance. While bloatware can be uninstalled or disabled, it can still be an annoyance for some users.
  • Delayed Updates: Android updates are often delayed, especially for devices that are not part of the Google Pixel lineup. This delay can result in users missing out on new features, bug fixes, and security patches for an extended period.
  • Privacy Concerns: Android has faced criticism regarding privacy concerns, as some apps may collect and share user data without explicit consent. However, Google has been implementing stricter privacy measures to address these concerns.
  • Learning Curve: Android can have a steeper learning curve compared to other operating systems, especially for users who are not familiar with the Android ecosystem. The customization options and settings can be overwhelming for some users initially.
  • Fragmented App Experience: Due to the wide variety of Android devices, some apps may not be optimized for all screen sizes and hardware configurations. This can result in a fragmented app experience, with some apps not functioning optimally on certain devices.

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