Senior Android Developer

TripAdvisor, Sydney, Australia

Know better. Book better. Go better.

Senior Android Developer


Viator is the world's leading resource for researching and booking unforgettable travel experiences, providing access to more than 50,000 tours, attractions and activities in more than 2,500 destinations spanning 170+ countries. Viator flagship website www.viator.com offers travelers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities with resources including more than 1 million verified traveler reviews and photos, the Viator Travel Blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites. Viator industry-leading mobile apps (www.viator.com/apps) make it easy to browse and book on the road.

Founded in 1995, Viator sells its products directly to consumers at Viator.com, the Viator apps for iOS and Android, 11 local-language sites throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and through its global network of more than 3,000 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Through its collection of company operated and affiliated sites, Viator welcomes 18 million visitors per month.

Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator is part of the TripAdvisor family of companies.

Job Description

Senior Android software engineer role in a high-growth online travel company. This is an exciting opportunity for a guru with Android and Java development skills to join our engineering team in Sydney, Australia. The TripAdvisor team in Sydney consists of world-class experts in SEO, usability, marketing, and of course, technology.  Bring your skills and enthusiasm to this collaborative team.

We are looking for a Senior Android developer to work on projects for the apps of the TripAdvisor group.  The role involves working alongside our User Experience team and our creative production team to deliver new and exciting enhancements and additions to the existing Android applications of the TripAdvisor group. During the design phase, the Senior Android developer will take an advisory position and assist with any technical questions from the User Experience and Product Management teams.

The role also involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary mobile team and may involve some Java or Android coding from time to time, so those skills will be looked upon favorably.

Key Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for software engineering and technology
  • You should constantly be looking for ways to improve on your skills and look for ways to add value to the team. 
  • Desire to learn about new platforms, technologies and marketing technology approaches
  • A love of travel is not required, but hey - why not?

 Required Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience with and understanding of Java and the Android SDK
  • 5 years of large scale, full lifecycle mobile development experience
  • Proficient understanding of the performance challenges in Android development and the methods to overcome them
  • Extensive experience in the use of standard web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript and data formats such as XML and JSON
  • Experience with Android Studio and Gradle
  • Experience with Unit testing of Android applications using Junit/Roboelectric
  • Experience with automated integration testing for Android Applications using Espresso
  • Detailed knowledge of web application architecture and infrastructure
  • Exposure to database development and design with SQLite
  • Experience with RESTful web services
  • Strong debugging, coding and problem solving skills
  • Strong track record of shipping high quality product features on time
  • Ability to prioritise, communicate clearly, and partner effectively with both technical and non-technical employees 
  • Enjoys a collaborative agile environment

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with developing widgets and applications for tablets.
  • iOS experience also a big plus
  • Experience with Responsive Web Application development also a big plus
  • Previous experience working in Agile teams
  • Experience with Test Driven Development techniques
  • Exposure to database development and design with MySQL
  • Experience with integrating with social media APIs and Google Services into android applications
  • Experience with Google Cloud Messaging


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering


About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers, with 500 million reviews and opinions covering 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features — checking more than 200 websites to help travelers find and book today's lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors** in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

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