Android Developer

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Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA, K2K 3N5

Company: Innovapost

Who is Innovapost

Great question! We are the technology arm of the Canada Post Group of companies. This includes Canada Post, Purolator, and SCI. By joining us you will be able to make a positive impact on how every Canadian delivers and receives their packages and mail. Next time you see your neighbor picking up their mail and receiving a package, you will be able to say “you’re welcome!”

What role will you play?

We are looking for an experienced Android developer to join an established team to develop application code in accordance with application standards and best practices working on projects, change requests and minor enhancements. This individual is responsible for analyzing, developing and delivering the technical solution that satisfies the functional design documents and other useful requirements. The Developer also works with incident management software to investigate, resolve issues with various applications and resolve defects. The Developer unit tests changes to applications to ensure that the quality level delivered to QA is acceptable. This individual is well versed in agile methodologies and development.


As part of an agile software development team, the candidate will:

  • Take responsibility for estimating, planning, managing and the quality of all his/her own tasks and reporting on progress.
  • Participate in sprint planning, design, coding, unit testing, sprint reviews.
  • Collaborate closely with other team members and share responsibility for the overall efforts that the team committed to.
  • Participate in code reviews and commit to high quality code.
  • Interact with UX/Content and Product Owners to clarify requirements.
  • Be flexible in accepting outstanding work items, be the development or test, in order to help the team achieve sprint goals.

What will you be responsible for? (Apart from Innovating)

  • Understand and interpret functional requirements as set forth in the functional design documents or user stories
  • Design, develop and unit test technical solutions for moderate to complex work objects assigned
  • Perform code review in critical functionality areas
  • Develop, integrate, test, maintain and enhance existing and proprietary platform applications
  • Provide support to test teams during product and UAT testing of the technical solution developed
  • Prepare and implement the technical solution to the production environment
  • Investigate and provide post implementation support of the technical solution implemented

What skills you need for this role to be yours?

•  A very good understanding of OOP, design patterns, Android and enterprise in mobile application integration

•  A very good understanding of Android Design Patterns and material design

•  Strong Java programming skills in many of the following: UI design, Material Design for Android, Wireframes, Android Native and Hybrid approaches like Xamarin
•  Experience working with and integrating into backend technologies (cellular, Wi-Fi, queues, web servers, databases)

•  Experience with mobile analytics
•  Database Design, Development and Performance Optimization
•  3+ years’ Mobile / Wireless Technology experience especially with devices running Android
•  3+ years’ experience with Java
•  3+ years’ experience using relational databases (Oracle DB, MySQL, MS SQL Server)
•  3+ years’ experience with JavaScript, jQuery
•  Knowledge of MVC Framework
•  Experience with TeamCity/Jenkins/Git
•  Experience using build tools (Gradle, Maven)
•  Broad knowledge of business and technical environments
•  5+ years’ experience in a IT environment

Skills that set you apart

•  Experience with MQTT (IBM MessageSight)
•  Experience with Message Oriented Middleware (IBM MQ)
•  Barcode Imaging Technology
•  Demonstrated deployments of enterprise or consumer-facing mobile software systems using industry standard environments including Android native and Hybrid apps
•  Experience with Enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions
•  Experience with Cisco WebEx TEAMS
•  Firebase
•  Espresso
•  Dependency Injection Frameworks (Dagger, etc)

•  Advanced and current knowledge and experience of cloud technologies
•  Demonstrated capability around operating cloud applications

•  Responsive design principles

•  Unit test frameworks

•  Developing for accessibility

•  Relational database knowledge, preferably using Oracle.


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