Senior Software Engineer – Android

Gurugram, Full time

Who we are

ixigo is an AI-based travel app that helps millions of users plan and book their trips every day. Launched in 2007, ixigo is proud to have built numerous industry-first AI-innovations over the last decade. With pre-emptive help from ixigo at every touch-point of their journey, 150 million Indians are now making smarter travel decisions every year. ixigo uses Artificial Intelligence for deal discovery, personalized recommendations, dynamic marketing, airfare predictions, train delay information, PNR confirmation status, infrastructure cost optimization, business intelligence and providing fully-automated customer service over chat and voice. This makes ixigo a lean, tech-intensive and capital-efficient travel business, serving millions of travelers with a team size of under 200. Founded in 2007 by Aloke Bajpai & Rajnish Kumar, ixigo’s investors include Sequoia Capital India, Fosun RZ Capital, SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip & Micromax.

Role & Responsibility

As an Android Developer, You will be involved in all aspects of development playing a critical role in the design, planning, development, and deployment and help develop best practices for future development. You will be part of a young and multicultural team which builds a cutting­edge travel consumer-facing product

  • Developing, releasing, and maintaining native Android Applications and oversee mobile application development efforts
  • Deliver across the entire app life cycle, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support
  • Working directly with developers and product managers to conceptualize, build, test and release products
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • Optimizing performance for the apps and keep up to date on the latest industry trends in the mobile technologies

Skills & Qualifications

  • At least an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, preferably from IITs/Top RECs
  • 2-4 years of experience at cutting edge organizations or startups
  • Extensive experience in developing mobile apps using Android SDK with proficiency in Core Java and design patterns
  • Experience with e-business/e-commerce applications and business environment is a must
  • Any experience with internet companies or the travel industry will be a plus

Must have

  • Great understanding of Android development SDK
  • Expertise in Core Java with solid OOD principles and design patterns
  • Good grasp of algorithms, design patterns, memory management, and multithreaded programming
  • Conversant with JSON, XML, Web services API
  • Experience with SaaS platforms for mobile development like Analytics, Push Notifications, Cloud Storage, Ad Networks, etc
  • Hands­on experience with Android’s debugging, unit­testing, memory and performance optimization tools.
  • Great people skills!

Compensation: ​Commensurate to skills & experience; comparable to the best in the industry.

Culture: ixigo is proud to have built an entrepreneurial culture that has become a folk-lore in the startup ecosystem. One in every four ixigems has gone on to build successful startups and companies. Our cultural values of integrity, empathy, ingenuity, awesomeness, and resilience have stood the tests of time and we’ve built a fun, flexible and creative work environment that is driven by people with a high degree of ownership. You will get to work with some of the smartest folks in the Indian startup ecosystem, and solve some of the toughest problems for the next billion users by using bleeding-edge technologies. Oh, and we have an awesome “play” area, great chai/coffee, free lunches (yes, they exist!) and a workspace you will fall in love with. 

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