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Staff Android Software Engineer (Poatek - Brazil Applicants)


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Staff-Level Android Software Engineer

São Paulo or Porto Alegre, Brazil

Who We Are

In 2021, Poatek was acquired by WillowTree, an award-winning digital product consultancy recognized as one of the fastest growing and best places to work in the United States. Now a [TELUS International company](https://www.willowtreeapps.com/insights/a-letter-from-willowtree- president-tobias-dengel), with offices across the globe, we continue to partner with the world’s leading brands, such as the NBA, Capital One, HBO, PepsiCo, Domino’s and more, to design, build, and transform their digital products and strategies. We’re looking to grow our Poatek offices in Brazil with top talent excited to collaborate with team members across the globe to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

Location and Flexibility

This is a hybrid role, which we’ve termed Work from Near (WFN). You’ll

work on-site from either our São Paulo or Porto Alegre office at least three days a week and have the flexibility to work remotely for two days a week. Our WFN culture is designed to foster in-person innovation, collaboration, and connection with team members local and visiting from other global offices.

The Opportunity

As a Staff Android Software Engineer, you will design, develop, and maintain Android applications that meet business and technical requirements. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, design solutions, and implement features. You will also mentor and support junior software engineers and other teammates, fostering their professional growth.

**Responsibilities **

  • Design and build high-quality Android applications to meet our clients’ business and technical needs.
  • Take ownership of major features and components, from design to implementation and deployment.
  • Collaborate closely with clients and cross-functional teams to gather requirements, design solutions, and implement features.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development team; mentor and coach engineers and promote a culture of quality and learning
  • Effectively present complex technical and project-related information to partners in both spoken, written, and presentation forms.
  • Design and architect robust networking and data modeling layers.
  • Champion programming best practices, including SOLID principles and modular design.
  • Collaborate with other senior engineers to improve code quality, testability, and maintainability.
  • Enjoy contributing and guiding engineers across projects while following platform-level design patterns where appropriate.
  • Understand best practices for making applications observable and understand the “why” with regard to the data that is being collected.
  • Identify when and how technical debt should be paid off to avoid potential re-work or additional debt.
  • Articulate the trade-offs around large refactors and foster alignment with our client stakeholders and project team.
  • Contribute to thought leadership in the industry (e.g., contributing to blogs, giving talks at industry events, participating in local platform meetups, and open-source contributions).


  • 13-15+ years of professional programming experience, with at least 8-10 years of experience in Android development.
  • Extensive experience with the Android development lifecycle and ecosystem, including Java, Kotlin, Room, Coroutines/Flow, RxJava, Dagger 2, Gradle, Fragments, OkHttp3, Retrofit or Volley.
  • Proficient using IDEs, version control systems such as Git, and command line tools.
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD principles and experience setting up deployment pipelines.
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks such as Espresso, JUnit, and Mockito/Mockk.
  • Deep knowledge of programming best practices and different architectural patterns (e.g., MVC, MVVM).
  • Passionate about delivering durable, secure, scalable, and high-performance code.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with a solution-oriented mindset.
  • Collaborative, communicative, and able to work effectively in a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong mentoring and leadership skills.

Why Poatek?

What We Offer:

  • Be part of an innovative consultancy with a human-centered and culture with opportunities for ownership and professional growth
  • Competitive salary and benefits package (annual bonus)
  • Opportunity to work on innovative agile projects with other high-performing, passionate team members from all over the globe (international travel opportunities)
  • Collaborative work environment that encourages continuous learning and professional development (including English classes, support in national and international courses,
  • Flexible work hours and autonomy
  • Voucher for health activities, food allowance, in-office snacks, drinks, and games

If you love IT as much as we do, we look forward to meeting you!

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