What does a Senior Android Developer do?

Mobile engineers design, develop, and implement software programs for smartphones and other mobile devices. They often specialize in a certain type of operating system, such as Android or iOS. They use data-driven insights to guide development of programs and apps that fill a user need. They create specifications and detailed plans, write code, oversee testing and debugging, and play an active role in the rollout and launch. They commonly work in close collaboration with other engineers, designers, R&D, analysts, and other teams and stakeholders.

Mobile engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or computer science field. They generally have a background in engineering or computer programming. Proficiency with common programming languages is required, and experience with automated testing tools on a mobile platform is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Android Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$120,973 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$84K
Median: $121K
$175K
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Senior Android Developer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Android Developer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Mobile Engineer
$139,587/yr
L4
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Senior Android Developer Insights

Read what Senior Android Developer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AbservetechAbservetech
Senior IOS Developer
Aug 19, 2020

“My iOS team and TL Vinoth Kumar are supportive and help me groom well in my career.”

mobiManage
Android Engineer
Jun 15, 2020

“Functionality and everything else was not described and CEO expects you to know what he wants.”

HoffensoftHoffensoft
Senior Android Developer
Sep 18, 2021

“I am working here from past 2.4 years and I found work culture is so great.”

Aivia (Canada)Aivia (Canada)
IOS Developer
Nov 29, 2019

“Everyone that I worked with was really nice and I found it a pleasure to be in at work.”

TagloyTagloy
Android Developer
Mar 2, 2020

“If you are good at work then this is best place to work and learn.”

Webnyxa TechnologiesWebnyxa Technologies
Associate Mobile Developer
Aug 26, 2019

“It was a wonderful place to work and the facilities they provide to employees are the best .”

iFITiFIT
Mobile Developer
Dec 26, 2020

“first culture and it is so far and above better than my last job in so many ways.”

Tech extensorTech extensor
Junior Android Developer
Dec 30, 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior android developer

When working as a senior android developer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Android Studio, Ios Development, Restful APIS, SWIFT, and Javascript.

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  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a senior android developer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.