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Senior Android Mobile Developer (Phoenix, Arizona)

Defense Unicorns

Defense Unicorns

Software Engineering
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024


***Please note that this is a hybrid role with the expectation to work in person 3 times a week in Phoenix, Arizona.

Role Description:

Defense Unicorns is seeking a Senior Android Mobile Developer to join our team. As part of our team, you will collaborate with designers and software engineers to build and enhance our mobile applications, ensuring a seamless user experience.


  • Participate in architecture and product decision-making processes with the team
  • Set technical direction and develop new features to simplify user workflows
  • Collaborate with a team to define, design, and implement new features
  • Identify and address bottlenecks, fix bugs, and maintain code quality
  • Gather requirements and provide accurate and realistic project milestones and timelines for completion
  • Engage in engineering-wide architecture and design reviews
  • Coordinate cross-team initiatives to deliver new products and features on GitHub
  • Collaborate with backend engineers to create a cohesive product
  • Work closely with designers to propose new ideas and provide feedback
  • Test the app to maintain high product quality
  • Mentor teammates to support their professional development
  • Architect android mobile applications and design best practices

Travel Expectations/Requirements: 10-25%

The listed responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the evolving needs of the organization. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is able to adapt and take on new responsibilities as they arise.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience with Android Neural Networks API (NNAPI)
  • Experience with major Android frameworks. E.g., React Native, Flutter, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience as a mobile engineer
  • Experience using Git and GitHub
  • Personal experience with Android devices and a passion for the platform
  • Deep knowledge of Android design principles
  • Familiarity with design, testing, and debugging best practices
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proven ability to apply critical thinking skills to system design and software engineering concepts to meet project goals and requirements
  • Experience developing mass market consumer applications
  • Experience creating complex UI, Interactions, and Animations with code
  • Experience building complex Android/Java Apps that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience with Kotlin, Compose, Java and Android SDK (Android)
  • Big Bonus: familiarity with Go

Full compensation packages are based on candidate experience. Compensation ranges are established using national benchmarking data and apply across all geographic locations within the United States.

Remote - USA
$185,000$246,000 USD

Who We Are: Defense Unicorns delivers mission value by streamlining software delivery so our customers can focus on the most important challenges. We share a vision of freedom and security for the advancement of progress and innovation. Our commitment to this vision, and to our mission-driven customers, means a commitment to speed, user experience and optionality, without compromising security. Our team is composed of innovators, software engineers, and veterans with decades of experience delivering technology programs across the federal market.

What We Do: We create and deliver secure solutions for continuous software integration and delivery. Defense Unicorns consolidates the best practices for security pipelines, testing, and deployment automation in order to meet the high security requirements valued by mission owners. Our solutions are agnostic by design and we believe that growing a robust ecosystem of secure, cloud-native software solutions can help enterprise customers inside and outside the federal market buy and integrate software more easily.

Who We Serve: Defense Unicorns’ customers are mission-focused leaders across public and private enterprises. We proudly support defense and civil agencies across the U.S. government and we work closely with the creators of leading-edge software solutions to deliver value to the mission-owner by improving the security and consumability of commercial software products.

What We Work On:

  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud Environments (AWS/GCP and Azure)
  • Infrastructure-as-code (like Terraform/Pulumi)
  • Continuous Delivery and automation tooling
  • GitOps
  • Containers
  • CNCF projects and open source products and packages
  • Helm/Kustomize-Value Stream Mapping
  • Building and improving security delivery
  • Building Kubernetes and cloud native applications

Benefits Our Unicorns Enjoy:


  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Premiums are 100% Company Paid
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance


  • 401k with Employer Contribution (Regardless of Employee Contribution)
  • Company Stock Options
  • Home Office Setup Budget


  • Unlimited paid time off, with a mandatory 10 days off on top of 11 federal government holidays, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December (including New Year’s Day)
  • Paid Parental Leave


  • Reimbursement for approved trainings/subscriptions
  • Conferences (travel, lodging, and fees)

Defense Unicorns is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.