Lead Mobile Developer – Android

Portland, OR

52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, Austin, and San Francisco.

We are looking for a Lead Android Developer for a full time hybrid position with a client in Portland, Oregon. 

Our client’s group works with internal engineering groups, external vendors, and the open-source community to identify and integrate emerging technologies into future vehicle product lines. Every day they work to close the gap between fast paced, highly available cloud services and the multifaceted challenges of a rolling, embedded platform. They work closely with embedded systems tools, silicon-to-pixel CI/CD toolchains, and higher-level languages to craft and build initial versions of production software that can be scaled out to other offices and external vendors for completion.

They believe the world of web services and data-driven applications can advise how embedded systems need to evolve. They are working to extend their customers’ user experience in modern portable devices to include their vehicles.


  • Design/ architect and implement software systems to meet desired user experience, functional, and security requirements.

  • Ensure code quality and standard compliance through documentation in code comments, wikis, written reports, among other formats of functional code and project findings

  • Work closely with Product and Project management teams, designers, and other development teams to ensure successful completion of projects, acting as a technical leader

  • Drive technical input to the ideation, discovery, and scoping processes in creating and grooming their pipeline of projects

  • Own development, implementation, and maintenance for Mobile Application, DevOps tools, and

  • processes, coordinating these with peers across JLR's global development sites

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and technical experts to support project execution

  • Lead multiple projects and teams

  • Provide training and support to other members of the team

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • 5+ years professional level development experience in Android 

  • Lead CI/CD development & maintenance

  • Java experience required

  • Git experience required

  • Kotlin Experience required

  • Experience building and maintaining continuous integration tools is required

  • Experience working within team and with outside suppliers/vendors is required

  • Professional Agile experience required

  • You must be resourceful, conscientious, and self-motivated

  • You must be capable of building and maintaining strong relationships while advocating for meaningful improvements to their customer experiences.