Senior Android Software Engineer

Dow Jones
NEW YORK, New York
Feb 05, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Job Description: About Our Team

We are looking for an Android engineer to help us build and improve the Wall Street Journal app for Android. As a mobile engineer, you'll join our team of developers working together to bring innovative news and storytelling techniques to our mobile platform. Our team consists of iOS, Android, and backend developers working closely with product, design, and the newsroom.

About Our Work

  • We prioritize new Android features

  • Use Git for source control

  • We use Git Flow for building features

  • We code review all pull requests

  • We use continuous integration, with automatically deployed builds, internally and submitted to Google Play

  • We write tests for new code

  • We work closely with product, design, and the newsroom

  • We are continually adapting and refining our process


  • At least three years of Android development experience

  • Experience with design patterns and problem solving

  • Experience working with Product and Project Management.

  • Experience with both Java and Kotlin

  • A Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

  • Fluency with object-oriented programming

  • Experience with Android Studio, Gradle, performance profiling and debugging tools

  • Familiarity with Google’s Material Design principles

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with Video in Android

  • Experience accessing an API, e.g., JSON or XML and displaying the downloaded content natively in an Android app

  • Fluency with Scripting Languages, such as Bash, Ruby, and JavaScript

  • Node.js or other non-native app development experience

  • Familiarity with HTML & CSS

  • Experience with the software development life-cycle, especially Agile and Scrum

  • An online technical presence, e.g., GitHub or technical writing

About the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. It is America’s largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million digital and print subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp. The Wall Street Journal iOS app has millions of users, and has been repeatedly featured by Apple.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: IT Development Group

About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 15463

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