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Android Developer (SAIL)

Apply now Job no: 502585
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Information Technology Services

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University is advancing its next generation experiential leaning through the development of a student learning framework and platform that integrates what we know from the learning sciences about learning: Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL).  We are seeking an Android Developer who will bring added knowledge and frameworks to our talented SAIL team within ITS. This role will need to stay on the bleeding-edge of the mobile market and be motivated by the idea of implementing mobile new solutions and products. As a member of the SAIL team the Android Developer acts as a key member of the digital technology capability at Northeastern, helping to keep ITS at the forefront of higher education and deliver upon our university NU 2025 vision  ( and Robot Proof Future (


Information Technology Services (ITS) is a partner in the advancement of teaching, learning, and research at Northeastern University. We forge pathways to academic and professional successes through secure, collaborative solutions that propel innovation on individual, institutional, and global levels. As a member of our team, you will be part of exciting technology initiatives not found at other universities. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and how you can bring digital learning to life with us.


  • Work closely on a cross functional team including other developers, designers, Project Managers, QA, etc
  • Leverage experience developing software to execute on mobile development projects of various sizes for SAIL
  • Communicate frequently with Product Owner and Project Manager on project plans and scope
  • Participate in Agile/SCRUM SDLC
  • Lead code and architecture reviews
  • Follow university and ITS processes and policies as required. 
  • Communicate required corrective action as necessary. 
  • Act as the functional area expert on how to handle exceptions.
  • Provide positive insight and encourage collaboration and consistency. 
  • Escalate potential issues to the Director of D. Studio.
  • Make recommendation for change, more efficient processes and policies.



  • Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree in Math, Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems required.


  • 3+ years of experience in software development
  • 2+ years of software development in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Android SDK and Android Studio
  • Experience with Java is a plus
  • Experience with client-side software development, especially user interfaces
  • Experience working with AWS or similar cloud technologies
  • Proficient with Unit and integration tests
  • Knowledge of web services, specifically REST APIs
  • Knowledge of RxJava, MVP, Bluetooth
  • Natural leader who is frequently sought out for guidance and advice
  • Previous experience interfacing with clients in consulting environment preferred
  • Have worked in Agile environment (Scrum preferred)
  • Hands on experience developing production-ready Android apps

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Additional Information:

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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