Technical Skill Sets
While the robust knowledge of Java alone isn’t sufficient to make a successful Android developer, proficiency of the Java fundamental is a must. Among the skills that the developer should possess include –
- Experience with the Java Native Interface
- Knowledge of different data types to use in the right situations
- Deep knowledge of JNI
When you hire Android developers, make sure that they are comfortable working with both your API and other 3rd party APIs. It is, therefore, important to look for his knowledge and understanding of XML/SOAP and JSON/REST APIs.
Android developers require multiple tools for mobile app development, and this requirement is usually fulfilled by Android SDK, which is a robust set of tools that are used for developing or writing Android apps.
Android SDKs are known for their graphical user interface that completely emulates the Android environment. The significance of this emulator is that it acts like an actual mobile device on which the Android developers can write their code followed by debugging/testing the same code to check for any issues.
The developer you hire is expected to have a basic understanding of activities and their lifecycle, layouts and views, user input, collection views and more.
Non-Technical Skill Sets
Below is the list of non-technical skill sets to look for while you hire Android developers –
It is crucial to check the candidate’s ability to perform in a team environment. Make sure to ask him/her for their contributions, specific roles and interactions within the team.
The developer you hire should have excellent communication skills to successfully collaborate in a fast-paced business environment.
Here you need to mainly check for the candidate’s interest in their work and technologies and how passionate s/he is about the same.