The Few, The Proud, The Nerdery

Android Developer

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The Nerdery is looking for a talented Android developer skilled in all aspects of mobile development. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. Most importantly, they embrace The Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our 200+ developer team through collaboration, group work and peer review. Conversely, they would be humbly ready to eagerly absorb The Nerdery goodness from the collective brain power of our amazing team.


  • Proficient in Java
  • Proficient with threads and thread synchronization
  • Proficient with Android style guidelines
  • Knowledge of Android support tools and compiler workflow
  • Knowledge of Dalvik VM, garbage collection, and native (non-gc) heap
  • Thorough understanding of logic and the theoretical basis of software development
  • Understands application and activity lifecycle
  • Understands the intent system
  • Understands content providers and has good knowledge of SQLite
  • Understands broadcast receivers and services
  • Understands Android XML user interface layouts and layout inflation
  • Understands resource conservation and how to avoid wake locks or background processing
  • Understands object-oriented design
  • Utilizes the task stack consistently with Android standards

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent degree; or at least 1 year experience working with Android and 2 years development experience - including mobile or desktop applications and web services


  • Android Native development kit experience
  • RenderScript experience
  • Has app(s) on the market which provide a UX consistent with Android style guidelines
  • Is also proficient with iOS development

Nerdery Assessment Test

Applicants who progress beyond the first interview will be given a NAT Nerdery Assessment Test | noun Acing the NAT is hard work – because it’s real work. This is a test, this is only a test – but this assignment is the shape of things to come, if you’re hired. The NAT is every bit as important as what’s on your resume. tailored to their discipline. Applicants spend upwards to 10 hours on their NAT. Ace your NAT and you’ll get our attention.

Relocation Reimbursement

This position qualifies for relocation reimbursement.

Nerd Perks

  • Developer-oriented workplace; work on a variety of compelling, challenging projects surrounded by nerdy supergeniuses
  • Created by nerds, for nerds; 85% of staff has development background, including senior management
  • Casual dress
  • Free breakfast and convenient lunch ordering/delivery
  • Team environment, collaborative learning environment, transparent communications
  • Flexible 40-hour work week
  • Benefits package including a 401k, 20 Days of PTO your first year
  • On-site Yoga classes, massage service
  • Dog-friendly, including monthly dog grooming
  • Chess, Anime, daily hackysack; home of 20+ extracurricular clubs and room for the one you want to create
  • Opportunity to advance career at growing company always looking for emerging leaders

About The Nerdery

The Nerdery is a developer-driven interactive production shop that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, social media and mobile apps. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery has a staff of hundreds and was founded in 2003 by three programming pioneers. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which volunteers have donated nearly two million dollars worth of web development services to 66 nonprofit organizations. In addition to Biz Journal’s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for four consecutive years.

The Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity and to prohibit discrimination and harassment for everyone regardless of age, color, race, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, status with regard to public assistance, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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