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Hiring a Freelance Android Developer - Chicago

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Roundarch Isobar has multiple open positions here in Chicago. Here is one role we would like to fill immediately.

Lead Android Developer should be able to technically design and conceptualize custom Android applications. The candidate should be able provide valuable inputs during the discovery phase and establish best practices specifically required for making applications for multiple Android platforms and devices. The candidate should be able to develop an Android application from the conception through submittal to the Android marketplace.

Tech Leads are expected to work independently and deliver high quality code in a timely manner across a variety of project engagements. They are expected to guide junior developers. They are also responsible for code reviews and standards and best practices enforcement. Tech Leads are expected to participate in multiple phases of projects, including requirements gathering, software design, development and testing. Candidates must be proficient with Java and object-oriented programming, including software design and design patterns.

Candidates must be proficient with standard JAVA development tools, including ADT plugin, JUnit, and popular IDE’s such as Eclipse. Proficiency with open source frameworks or third party libraries is specifically required for Android applications. Candidates must have IT consulting experience and be familiar with a team approach to execution. Candidates must possess effective written and verbal communication skills and be willing to travel.


Implement best practices for developing Android applications that target multiple devices and platform versions
Design, develop and test applications from the ground up
Work with outside data sources and API's
Develop/Deploy Android OS 1.6+ based applications in Java language
Troubleshoot, optimize and tune for performance
Innovate and brainstorm new features
Work closely with a Project Manager and a Mobile Application Designer to execute solutions
Required Experience/Skills

1+ years experience in Application development on Android and 5+ years in Java/C++ is a must
Must have 3+ years experience in developing on mobile platforms
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field, or equivalent education/experience
Should be self-driven and operate independently with little guidance
Strong OO design and development experience
Experience with Android SDK
Ability to work with data from outside API's
Ability to understand and parse XML, JSON and serialized data
Understanding of Multi-threaded interface design
Familiarity with open source microframeworks (Caliper, dynadroid, etc)
Should have at least three to four applications in Android Marketplace covering major categories, including games
Nice to Have

Experience with Adobe Flash and/or Flex
Experience with multiple mobile platforms (iOS, WebOS, etc)
Experience with profiling, tuning, and optimizing Java applications
Experience with mobile video delivery
Knowledge of server side JEE web application development
Knowledge of Javascript/JQuery, CSS and HTML

Please contact me at for more details and to apply.

Thank you,
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