Connected Mobile Engineer- Android

Location: Boston, MA

Description

Applico helps businesses turn their products into platforms

Applico is trailblazing a new type of services firm, the platform innovation company. It is our belief that platforms are the key business model in the Connected Revolution, and as a mobile industry visionary and thought leader, we help position our clients to compete where the market is going - not just where it is today.  We meld the worlds of strategy and implementation to help turn our clients products into platforms. Our end-to-end services provide our clients with all the help they need to build and scale innovative platforms that disrupt markets and invigorate internal cultural shifts.

 

Role:

  • Play a key technical role in all phases of an Applico project (Strategy, Definition, Design, Engineering, QA), by helping our clients achieve success in the Connected Revolution

  • Develop and build connected architectures for our clients that reflect best practices in the connected space

  • Translate business requirements into solid, sound technical documentation which represent an innovative connected solution

  • Socialize insights, recommendations, and work product among key actors internally and externally

  • Lead, organize, and position Product Engineering and other operational teams to present Applico’s optimal work product to our clients

  • Evaluate new technologies in order to deliver premium products and to our clients

  • Help drive home internal process improvements which may vary from process modifications to automation tasks  

  • Help manage internal backlog projects

  • Package stories, insights, and business frameworks to mentor Applico team members

  • Contribute to monthly team meetings, and report on goals and accomplishments 

 

Skills / Experience:  (Technology, Architecture, Process, Other)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the connected technology arena

  • Strong knowledge of Mobile SDKs including but not limited to Android, iOS and Windows Phone

  • Proficient in one or more of the following languages; Java, Objective-C, C# (.NET), HTML5/CSS/JavaScript

  • Exposure to backend architectures. .NET and Node.js experience is a plus

  • Experience with developing sound mobile app architectures which take into account data access, caching and 3rd party service integration

  • Comfortable reading and identifying issues with technical API documentation

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the creation of “universal” apps which focus on multi form factor experiences (phone, tablet, phablet)

  • Solid understanding of proper modern REST architectures as well as mBAAS platforms such as Kinvey and Parse

  • Demonstrated experience in both Agile and Iterative environments

  • Exposure to a variety of multiple SDLCs a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated passion for technology and its use in driving efficiencies throughout the SDLC

  • Ability to work well in a flexible, dynamic work environment 

 





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