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Android Application Developer

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Android Application Developer
Faculty Rank: Project Associate
Posting Number: SR0150146
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Position Summary:

Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research at Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region is conducting research in support of a U.S. Army project in combat casualty care and ongoing health informatics research programs.The successful candidate for this position will support an interdisciplinary team to extend and enhance existing apps (as well as create new apps) that allow for documentation of injuries, guidance of prolonged medical field care, and physiological monitoring of multiple simultaneous casualties. The medic’s end user device (EUD) communicates using multiple unique wireless and wired communication networks and can operate in standard and voice-activated modes. This position will be based in Falls Church and Arlington, VA. Some teleworking is possible. Travel is required. The developer will be required to travel to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey for 4 weeks in the summer 2016 to support field evaluation of the project (integration with other projects and communication networks, troubleshooting, and de-bugging). Bi-weekly day trips to Aberdeen Proving Grounds or Ft. Detrick in MD may also be needed. Occasional travel to a collaborating site in Cleveland, Ohio, may be needed.

Required Qualifications:

Masters degree in engineering with demonstrated relevant experience or Bachelors degree with significant relevant experience of experience.
Demonstrated experience coding Android apps.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team of designers and developers.
Successful applicant must hold U.S. Citizenship.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to proposed feature requests from project sponsors.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated Android programming experience with one or more of the following:
-USB device interfaces
-4G LTE/Bluetooth/WiFi/ANT wireless communication protocols
-Efficient power management
-Secure Android operating systems
-Body area networking and wearable technology
Demonstrated experience with US Army communication networks such as SRW
Demonstrated experience with private LTE communications networks

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Offer of employment may require prior approval from the granting agency, Eligible for telecommuting, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Flexibility as described in position description.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must apply on line at Search for Android Application Developer, posting # SR0150146 .

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 09/27/2016
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band
Pay Range: Dependent upon experience
Department: Arlington Innovation Center
Location: National Capital Region
Location, if not Blacksburg: Northern Virginia Facilities
Location Zip Code: 22203
Job Posting Date: 10/07/2015
Review Begin Date: 10/20/2015
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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