Android Software Engineer

About the job

Do you thrive on new and exciting mobile technology? Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of an evolution and large-scale digital transformation?  As an Android Software Development Engineer in the Lowe’s Digital organization, you will be working in an open engineering culture that fosters collaborative decision making with a global team of passionate and talented mobile software engineers. You will have an opportunity to build best in-class customer mobile experiences; engineering complex, secure and high-quality reliable mobile apps; and holding to the highest standards of code quality and testing seriously. You will be responsible for joining a product team and contributing to the software design, development and overall lifecycle for a native Android product. If you are our ideal candidate, you will have demonstrated technical and problem-solving skills, a passion for technology, and strong ownership skills.

Your role within the Android Consumer Mobile Applications Team will include working closely with product management, user experience designers and other software development engineers across our locations in the US and India to deliver best in quality consumer mobile applications.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this role is to translate business requirements and functional specifications into logical program designs and to deliver code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions. This includes developing, configuring, or modifying integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments. This role facilitates the implementation and maintenance of business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful deployment of released applications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with team members to build flexible, scalable, and maintainable mobile apps
  • Validates and execute unit tests, and automated UI tests to identify application errors and ensure software meet functional specs
  • Participates in all software development life cycle phases by applying an in-depth understanding of industry methodologies and standards
  • Participate in code reviews to instill the highest of code quality, ensure Android best practices, and own the continuous improvement of yourself and the team
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and innovations in Android products and development
  • Share thoughts and ideas on how to improve the Android Consumer mobile application
  • Translates business requirements and specifications into logical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions with occasional guidance from senior colleagues; partners with Product Team to understand business needs and functional specifications
  • Develops, configures, or modifies integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments by designing and coding component-based applications using various programming languages
  • Conducts the implementation and maintenance of complex business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful deployment of released applications
  • Supports systems integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT), provides insight into defining test plans, and ensures quality software deployment
  • Participates in the end-to-end product lifecycle by applying and sharing an in-depth understanding of company and industry methodologies, policies, standards, and controls
  • Understands Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering fundamentals; knows software architecture and readily applies this to software solutions
  • Automates and simplifies team development, test, and operations processes; develops conceptual, logical and physical architectures consisting of one or more viewpoints (business, application, data, and infrastructure) required for business solution delivery
  • Solves difficult technical problems; solutions are testable, maintainable, and efficient
  • Should be able to collaborate and work with global teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)
  • 2 years of experience in Android software development or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in database technologies
  • 1 year of experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (SDLC)
  • Strong CS/analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about learning, innovation, knowledge sharing, and continuous improvement
  • Passionate for shipping consumer facing, high quality, mobile applications
  • Experience using Firebase SDKs
  • Experience using both Java and Kotlin
  • Exposure to writing unit tests and UI automation tests using tools such as Espresso, Junit, Robolectric, etc
  • Stay on top of Android trends including commonly used open source libraries and best practices

Experience

working in an Agile team environment and willingness to adapt

Preferred Qualifications

In most cases Lowe’s will not be able to provide sponsorship for roles located in the Tech Hub

  • Experience with popular architectures like MVVM and MVP
  • Experience with popular libraries like RxJava, Retrofit, OkHttp, and Dagger2
  • Experience debugging Java/Kotlin native applications
  • Experience with Material Design and can provide meaningful contribution to the design process
  • Should be able to collaborate and work with global teams

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2019 sales of $72.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

About Lowe’s In The Community

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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