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Senior Android Developer

Contract Position - Toronto

Hiring a Senior Android Developer on 6-month contract engagement in Toronto, ON! Among other responsibilities, this role will Develop new features for our client's Android video player and enhance reference application, and develop and write unit tests.

Perks You'll Love
- Join one of Canada’s leading Communications networks
- Tackle new development projects
- Enjoy top career & development opportunities

What You'll Be Doing
- Develop new features of Android video player and enhance reference application
- Develop and write unit tests
- Work with a multi-disciplinary team to understand system/application requirements and recommend appropriate solutions; including
- Designers, Backend Developers, and QA Analysts
- Provide ongoing support of existing production applications
- Understand how the technology being implemented works and being able to explain it to others
- Provide documented option analyses and lead/drive decision making on those options
- Assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans
- Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code
- Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation, maintenance and support of applications
- Assess opportunities for application and process improvement and prepare documentation of rationale to share with team members and
other affected parties
- Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budget
- All other duties as assigned

Skills You'll Be Bringing
- College Diploma or University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
- Minimum 5+ years of experience with Android native development (Android SDK, Java)
- Knowledge of Agile software development practices
- Ability to lead, motivate, influence and generate enthusiasm among team members
- Deep understanding of Android SDK (ie. AsyncTasks, Adapters, Fragments, Activities, Threading, etc.)
- Experience with SCM tools (ideally Git)
- Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
- Experience building apps that heavily utilize video
- Understanding of multimedia content delivery protocols such as HLS, Dash, Progressive download and other
- Understanding of DRM technologies and their architecture
- Solid and demonstrable understanding of object-oriented design patterns and principles
- Strong understanding of mobile user interface guidelines and best practices
- Comfortable with integrating RESTful web APIs and JSON
- Experience with planning and writing technical documentation
- Superior problem solving and risk management skills
- Team player with the desire to own projects and the ability to work with minimal supervision
- Strong initiative, priority setting, and collaboration skills
- Detail oriented with good time management skills and the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
- Keeps up to date on industry best practices and technology

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Canadian Work Authorization
All applicants MUST be authorized to work in Canada. Any applicants not meeting this criteria will not be notified and will not be considered eligible for the position.

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