Staff Android Developer

| Palo Alto, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 186,200-285,300 Annually
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Description
In this Staff Android Engineer role, you will play a major role in setting the technical direction, and leading effort in developing Android based applications for our in-vehicle infotainment console and mobile phones to provide a seamless and intuitive user experience for our drivers and business users in the GM's new commercial software ecosystem. We are an innovation first team, and we need your best creative thinking to create a product experience that would delight our users. Come join us and let's make it happen!
To fulfill our mission, we are actively expanding our teams in Silicon Valley and Atlanta. We seek individuals who can blend a passion for technology and sustainability with curiosity, rigorous thinking and a strong customer centric approach. This is an exceptional opportunity where you can leverage the scale of GM and make a significant impact and find fulfillment in crafting innovative software solutions. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey toward a better future.
Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the entire life-cycle of the assigned domain, including requirements, system design, development, deployment, and maintenance of mobile apps including in-vehicle and mobile apps.
  • Work with business leads, product managers, UX designers, engineering specialists, vendors and external organizations to identify, capture, and refine system requirements and identify innovation opportunities.
  • Design and improve software architecture and design patterns in Android development to meet the quality attributes desired from the system and product requirements
  • Build, test and maintain high performance, reusable, and reliable Android/Kotlin code.
  • Create and maintain clear and complete design level documentation.
  • Coordinate and participate in architecture, requirements, design, code and test case reviews.
  • Mentor and guide other developers, helping them grow their skills and knowledge in Android development.
  • Develop and implement unit test cases and automated test scripts as appropriate to exercise functionality and ensure software requirements have been met.
  • Participate in on-call rotation to support production.


Qualifications:

  • At least 8+ years of Android development experience
  • Extensive experience building mobile apps with Java or Kotlin
  • Strong understanding of Android SDK, Android Studio, and related development tools.
  • Experience with different Android frameworks and libraries, such as Retrofit, Hilt, Room, Jetpack Compose, Coroutines
  • Knowledge of performance optimization techniques and memory management for Android applications.
  • Understanding of security best practices for Android development.
  • Strong mobile design/architecture skills
  • Experience generation unit and automation testing.
  • Experience working with MicroServices based architecture and RESTful APIs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication with co-located and remote team members
  • Experience with CI/CD practices, automating build process and deploying apps to app stores
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and fast release cycle
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or, equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience
  • Experience working with Bluetooth and Maps SDK(preferred, but not required)
  • Prior embedded systems development experience, developing automotive infotainment solutions (preferred, but not required)


Additional Description
Our Stack

  • Web: ReactJS
  • Mobile: Apple and Android
  • In-Vehicle: Android
  • Backend: Java and Kotlin
  • PaaS: Azure


#LI - Hybrid
*This is a hybrid role based in Palo Alto, CA or Roswell, GA. Work will be performed onsite 3 days a week.
The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant in the California Bay Area which includes the following counties: Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz might be paid in accordance with the California law.
The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of the California Bay Area.
The expected base compensation for this role is: ($186,200 - $285,300 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.
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Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
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