Lead Android Developer

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description


Our work is driven by our team’s desire to be pioneers.

In 2009, we created Robots & Pencils with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Turns out we were right.

Today, our thinking is rooted in the belief that, in the age of unprecedented technology acceleration, maintaining a competitive advantage requires new strategies and a focus on innovation.

Our approach has been to create a company designed to follow the talent, allowing us to amass an unfair share of hyper-skilled people who call Robots & Pencils home. A team of people who not only develop innovative solutions to transform businesses, but also create products that have been previously inconceivable.

What are our core values?

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Top Drawer
  • Always Learning
  • Heart
  • Discipline
  • Efficacy


Robots & Pencils offers:

  • We follow the talent meaning you can be located anywhere in North America and work remotely. You also have the option to work in our offices if you live in an area where we have a local office.

  • We work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where everything is constantly changing from the tools we use to how we think about software.

  • We hire only the best talent we can find. You do remarkable things and solve tough problems where many others have failed before.

  • Attractive compensation package 

  • Excellent benefits-Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid holidays and vacation.



Job Description

  • Design, program and test software while creating a shared sense of direction in team identity.

  • Author and maintain relevant documentation for developers, Clients, and users to encourage innovation.

  • Develop and refine prototypes to confirm requirements.

  • Program according to project plans (versions, sprints) while also seeking innovative solutions.

  • Test according to predetermined test plans.

  • Drive release and post-release activities, such as support, versioning, and maintenance.

  • Collaborate with our pencils (designers) to create interfaces that conform to Google design guidelines.

  • Peer review other team members’ code, and learn and adapt from peer review of your own code. You leverage your own knowledge to teach and mentor other team members


  • 7+ years of delivering software with preference given to those who have a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent

  • Has worked on the latest modern Android Tech stacks

  • Hands-on experience building Android apps

  • Strong experience working on Kotlin

  • Strong understanding and practical knowledge of the full mobile development and application life cycle

  • Strong understanding of Android UX/UI guidelines, best practices and able to work with them independently 

  • Has explored the Android Architecture Components

  • Expertise with Android using Android Studio, Java, and Kotlin

  • Experience working on JetPack Compose for UI

  • Experience working on Kotlin multiplatform

  • Expertise with Git

  • Expertise with mobile development issues related to performance optimization, caching and security

  • Comfortable with Architecture patterns (MVP/ MVVM etc.)

  • Comfortable with REST, GraphQL, and JSON

  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to share insights and expectations with Clients, stakeholders and colleagues, both locally and remotely

Additional Information

Robots & Pencils aspires to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity of our country and encourages applications from everyone