Sr. Android Engineer

| Chicago

Overview:

We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.

 

As a Senior Android Engineer, you will help enhance tronc’s Android mobile applications for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications.

Responsibilities:
  • Works as part of a team to communicate, plan, design, develop, document, and implement high quality software solutions within the required timeframes using an Agile Software Development Methodology.
  • Works on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance
  • Consistently delivers excellent work results
  • Mentors less-experienced team members
  • Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Must have Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).
  • A deep familiarity with the Java languageAndroid API libraries and Android Developer Tools
  • Experience working with general Android constructs such as Android XML layouts, Content Providers, Fragments, and Activities
  • Have published one or more Android apps in the Google Play Store is a plus
  • Experience developing iOS applications is a plus.
  • Experience with XML, JSON, REST based web services.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Requires a customer service orientation and competence in response to vendors and staff during system development, implementation, and problem resolution.
  • Ability to solve critical issues & work well under pressure
  • Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week on an emergency basis for troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to participate in occasional travel to other Tribune business units, vendors, or client sites.
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Location

435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
435 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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