Android Software Engineer

Date Posted: Oct. 12, 2022, 1:32 p.m.

Twiga Foods

Job Description

The role holder will be responsible for end-to-end design to deployment lifecycle of Twiga’s Android applications. They are required to determine software engineering needs from product requirements, collaborating across the organisation to clarify requirements and expected outcomes. The role holder is accountable for work assigned, ensuring that it is broken down into a plan with estimates, priorities and deliverables; ensuring that adherence to the plan and communicating when any adjustments to scope are needed to meet deadlines.

Additionally, he/she will contribute to the wellbeing of the Twiga technology ecosystem by monitoring and correcting software defects and reviewing and providing feedback on code and solutions developed by others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other cross-functional teams to deliver new features.
  • Provide feedback and collaborate to greenlight a Product Requirements Document
  • Determine Android software engineering needs from product requirements resulting in the development of technical specifications at agreed standards
  • Produce a work breakdown structure with estimates, deadlines, and deliverables. Own features from technical specification, implementation right through to deployment into production
  • Deliver feature work consistently and on time whilst still tackling tech debt. Ensure that code fits agreed, accuracy, testability, and efficiency and style guidelines. Software systems that meet agreed SLO for performance and reliability
  • Defend technical decisions made in code review feedback
  • Finalise and own technical documentation for the developed features
  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects
  • Manage individual priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

On-Call Technical Support

  • Participate in on-call technical support rotation.
  • Triage user, service or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analysing the sources of issues and offering corrective measures


  • Investigate new technologies and their applicability to the Twiga ecosystem
  • Reports on findings, with recommendations and a viable plan of action
  • Participate in, or lead design reviews with peers and stakeholders to decide amongst available technologies

In-Team Collaboration

  • Work with peers to build a stronger engineering team
  • Contribute to process improvements that boost productivity and quality of Twiga engineering
  • Contribute improvements to existing documentation
  • Review code developed by others and provide feedback to ensure adherence to Twiga Engineering best practices
  • Contribute regular knowledge shares through a variety of mediums including lunch and learn sessions


  • Model Twiga’s culture and way of working
  • Deliver the performance objectives set for the team. Hold monthly 1-on-1 performance reviews with line manager, and institute corrective action where performance falls below expectation.
  • Proactively manage own learning and development
  • Adhere to the annual leave plan agreed with the line manager
  • Adhere to people management policies


  • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines. Minimize and mitigate risks to the organization and enforce zero-tolerance to non-compliance.
  • Close gaps/lapses identified as an outcome of audits; risk and/or any other compliance review; investigations; or other assessment mechanisms and take corrective/preventive actions within the agreed timelines.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline. Or demonstrated equivalent skill/competence.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
    • Application of computer science knowledge to design and develop Android software
    • Troubleshooting, debug and upgrading of existing Android software
    • Requirements elicitation and documentation for multi-stakeholder projects
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Strong knowledge of Android ecosystem, SDK, interface guidelines, versions, libraries, and how to deal with different screen sizes
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”
  • Familiarity with the use of additional sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • Can work accurately and quickly, to ensure key project milestones are achieved within set timelines, even when working under pressure.
  • Always have a positive attitude and approach to the role and team.
  • Knowledge of agile principles and methodologies i.e. Scrum and Kanban

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to Twiga foods via the email [email protected] or visit the link
Twiga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We champion equal treatment of all applicants. Twiga does not charge its applicants any fees whatsoever and has not authorized any agent to levy any fees on its behalf.

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