An Android developer’s job can vary widely depending on the size and type of organization, whether you work on your own or as part of a large team of developers. Typically, being an Android developer entails building, maintaining, and debugging Android applications. Android app development also allows for developers to work from home if employers offer that option.
At smaller companies — like those with fewer than 20 employees, for example — Android developers may be responsible for scoping and defining features and applications, and also for managing their own work and processes.
At larger companies, Android developers are likely to work on teams that include engineers of differing levels of seniority, a product manager to organize and define the work, and a designer to design apps and features that the developers build. Depending on the company, Android developers may also work with data analysts, user researchers, and marketers.
A typical day for an Android developer might include: participating in technical discussions on how an app should be built; reading or writing a design document that details a plan for building an app or feature; working on bug fixes that are assigned by a product manager; and writing code to build a new feature that improves an app.