Android Developer – Frankfurt Germany – Remote

Assignment description

We are looking for 5 Android Developers (3 intermediate, 2 senior) for our project.

Description: As an Android Developer embedded within the client’s Scrum team, the consultant will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining high-quality mobile applications for their organization. The consultant will collaborate closely with cross-functional team members to deliver innovative and user-centric solutions within the framework of the Scrum methodology. The primary focus of the consultant will be on mobile app development, ensuring a seamless and engaging user experience.

1. Mobile App Development: Develop feature-rich and performance-optimized mobile applications for

iOS and/or Android platforms using [programming languages, e.g., Swift, Java, Kotlin].

2. Technical Design: Contribute to technical discussions and assist in the design and architecture of

mobile solutions, ensuring scalability and maintainability.

3. Scrum Collaboration: Actively participate in Scrum events, including daily stand-up meetings, sprint

planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives, fostering collaboration and transparency.

4. Feature Development: Implement new features, enhancements, and improvements in alignment with

the product roadmap and user stories defined by the Product Owner.

5. Code Quality: Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code following coding standards and best

practices. Perform code reviews to ensure code quality within the team.

6. Testing and Debugging: Conduct thorough testing of developed features, identify and resolve bugs,

and work closely with QA team members to ensure the delivery of bug-free software.

7. Performance Optimization: Continuously optimize app performance, monitor and address issues

related to memory usage, CPU utilization, and network efficiency.

8. UI/UX Implementation: Work closely with UI/UX designers to implement visually appealing and userfriendly interfaces, ensuring a seamless user experience.

9. API Integration: Integrate with RESTful APIs, third-party libraries, and external services to fetch data

and provide extended functionality.

10. Documentation: Maintain clear and up-to-date documentation of code, APIs, and development

processes for knowledge sharing within the team.

11. Emerging Technologies: Stay updated on the latest trends and technologies in mobile app

development, incorporating relevant innovations into our app ecosystem.

12. Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members, including designers,

Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and fellow developers.

13. Agile Mindset: Embrace an agile mindset and contribute to the team’s continuous improvement by

providing feedback and actively seeking opportunities for optimization.



Requirements

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in mobile app development for the targeted platform (Android), including knowledge of programming languages such as Java/Kotlin.
  • Streaming Technologies: Understanding of streaming protocols and technologies like HTTP Live
  • Streaming (HLS) for iOS and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) for Android.
  • DRM Integration: Expertise in integrating DRM solutions (e.g., Widevine for Android) to protect digital content from unauthorized access and piracy.
  • Media Playback: Knowledge of media playback libraries and APIs for smooth audio and video streaming, such as ExoPlayer (Android).
  • UI/UX Design: Proficiency in designing intuitive and user-friendly interfaces for streaming apps, including controls for play, pause, seek, volume, and screen orientation.
  • Server-Side Development: If the app requires server-side components, competence in back-end development to handle content delivery, authentication, and authorization.
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): Understanding CDNs and their role in optimizing content delivery, reducing latency, and ensuring a high-quality streaming experience.
  • Security and Encryption: Knowledge of encryption protocols and security best practices to protect content during transmission and storage.
  • Network Performance Optimization: Skills in optimizing app performance over various network conditions, including adaptive streaming to adjust video quality based on available bandwidth.
  • User Authentication: Implementing user authentication and authorization mechanisms to grant access to DRM-protected content only to authorized users.
  • Testing and Quality Assurance: Competence in testing streaming apps across different devices, screen sizes, and network conditions to ensure a seamless user experience.
  • Performance Optimization: Proficiency in optimizing app performance, including reducing latency, minimizing buffering, and optimizing battery consumption.
  • Analytics and Monitoring: Setting up analytics tools to monitor user behavior, track performance, and gather insights for app improvement.
  • Compliance and Standards: Staying up-to-date with industry standards and compliance requirements related to streaming, DRM, and mobile app development.
  • Troubleshooting: Strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve issues related to streaming,
  • DRM, and app functionality.
  • Documentation: Effective documentation skills to create clear and comprehensive documentation for the app’s development, architecture, and integration processes.
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including designers, back-end developers, content providers, and legal experts.
  • Continuous Learning: A commitment to continuous learning and staying updated on emerging technologies and trends in mobile app development, streaming, and DRM.
  • Developing a streaming app with DRM involves complex technical and legal considerations. Therefore, having a well-rounded team with these competencies can significantly enhance the chances of success in
  • building a secure and user-friendly streaming application.

Documented experience working with the following systems/standards:

  • Adobe Analytics
  • DRM systems for Android
  • Conviva tracking for measuring streaming quality
  • Nielsen tracking for audience measurement
  • Linear Ad Replacement through Google Ad Services and Yospace
  • Experience with apps for Android tv that can be found in the Google Play Store
  • Experience with apps for tvOS that can be found in the Apple App Store