Lead Android Engineer

  • Job Reference: 121148477-2
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Shiseido
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Lead Android Engineer will join a leading Global Brand in designing and building highly extensible mobile applications for providing cutting edge consumer experiences for beauty and skincare. The mobile applications will be part of a larger technology stack that makes extensive use of AI/ML computer vision, natural language processing, and CG rendering / AR capabilities. The Austin engineering team is part of a global organization with locations in Cambridge, Palo Alto and Yokohama.

The best candidate for this role will be a highly experienced lead mobile engineer familiar with building applications across iOS, Android or ideally, both. Efforts will focus on building reusable cross platform components and solutions using React-Native where possible. You will work on several interrelated initiatives bringing your skills to bear delivering smart products for savvy consumers on a flexible and ever evolving architecture.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide a team of mobile engineers whilst also being hands on and delivering code alongside them.
  • Be the think tank of the mobile team in terms of development and best practices and help mentor and grow your teammates
  • Design, implement, deploy and support new mobile based applications spanning iOS & Android.
  • Define and implement re-usable components either in native form and / or using React-Native.
  • Execute end-to-end software development and deployment in an agile environment with a customer focused design imperative.
  • Work collaboratively with product managers, UI / UX designers and full stack developers to translate product requirements into fully-fledged applications that are both great to look at, as well as easy to use.
  • Be able to interact with the various hardware features of the device such as Camera, Bluetooth & GPS and building applications that maximize their potential.


Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Work closely with UI / UX and full stacks developers to build and define applications to support a wide array of consumer facing platforms.
  • Work closely with the Chief Architect to ensure that current and future deployment platforms are considered in design and deployment.
  • Work with the beauty and skin care advising team to ensure that expectations of consumers are fully considered in all aspects of design and release.
  • Work with AI, Computer Vision, and AI rendering teams to ensure services meet performance and reliability requirements.
  • Interface regularly with the global IT organizations responsible for operating all web & mobile applications.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Key competencies include:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. MS preferred.
  • 7+ years of software development experience, especially in mobile languages, frameworks & tools such as Swift, Java / Android, React-Native, React-Web.
  • Prior experience leading mobile teams with successfully completed products & applications • Experience guiding & mentoring more junior engineers
  • Strong foundational experience in designing and building mobile applications leveraging best practices and fundamentals such as software design patterns
  • Experience accessing and leveraging hardware features of the mobile devices such as Camera, Bluetooth and GPS.
  • Experience building mobile applications spanning multiple devices and form factors
  • Experience identifying and building re-usable client-based components
  • Knowledge & understanding of how to build mobile applications that are fluid and performant • Experience leveraging back-end services via REST and / or GraphQL.
  • Current on best practices in client-side security measures
  • Experience working within an agile based environment and using modern tools such as git, github, bitbucket etc.
  • Strong communicator who likes to work in collaborative, fast-paced environments