Tuesday, Nov 17 2015

Android Engineers Must have These Skills on Their Resume

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Armada Nov What Every Android Engineer Should Have on Their Resume

Mobile application development is a hot topic these days. There are many opportunities, but lots of resumes are submitted for each opening. To make your resume stand out in the pile, make sure it lists both the technical skills and other qualities managers are looking for.

Technical Skills

Programming languages and environments are key. Java is required as is the Android SDK. Most real world apps will require getting data through APIs, so provide information on that and other third-party libraries your work used.

Also list the IDE you worked in, including any plugins, plus the emulator you used for testing. If you used Git or some other version control system, list that as well.

If you aren't limited to working on the phone side of the project, you'll be able to contribute in more ways. Backend experience with databases and webservers add valuable skills. 

Experience

Provide details on the projects you've worked on, detailing your specific responsibilities and contributions. Detail the Android technical concepts that underlie your development work.

You should be able to show that you understand the process for submitting an app to Google Play and other common app stores. If you can provide links to your apps, that's even better; an online portfolio that lets hiring managers see and even try out your work gives a real picture of what you can accomplish. 

Non-Technical Skills

Software development is a team effort and relies heavily on communication. Work on developing both verbal and written communication skills. Your passion for technology can be shown through membership in organizations. If you have a lead role in the organization, or if you've arranged presentations or given one yourself, be sure to include that information on your resume. Also list any additional training you've taken, online study, or non-work related projects that expand your technical skills.

Getting Hired

A buzzword-laden resume may get you the interview, but it won't get you the job. You need to be able to backup the skills claimed on the resume with solid answers to interview questions. If you've never used a technology, take time to study it and learn it before you put it on your resume. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to get the job.