Android Developer

Use these sample interview questions to find your next A-list Android Developer with mobile development skills to manage your Android applications.

Android Developer qualifications to look for

Android Developers design and improve mobile applications in the Android platform. Your top hire will have solid experience and show a strong interest in mobile technology and advanced applications.

Focus on their portfolios and past experience to find the best value-add hires who will implement innovative ideas. 

You may want to throw in a project assignment, to test whether your candidates can write functional code and design user-friendly applications.

Keep an eye out for candidates who:

  • Follow emerging technology trends
  • Regularly invest in continued education 
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn
  • Think creatively
  • Focus on business objectives

Top tip: Hire candidates willing to grow by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Role-specific interview questions

  • What Android frameworks have you used most? What are their key advantages? 
  • Walk me through security best practices.
  • What is your step-by-step process for reviewing an existing application?
  • You find a dysfunction in screen reorientation. How do you solve it? 
  • You think there are memory leaks in Android applications. What do you do to find and fix them? 
  • An application keeps crashing. What’s your process to troubleshoot this? 
  • What interfaces would you use to create a user-friendly application?
  • Tell me about the Android Developer tools you have experience with. What are your favorite tools? 
  • Explain the difference between implicit and explicit intent.
  • Do you think there are advantages to using Java (Android SDK)? If so, what are they? What other languages are you familiar with?
  • Break down the key components in Android architecture.
  • How do you change an application’s name after its deployment?

Behavioral interview questions

  • What application project are you most proud of? How did it improve your skills? 
  • Have you collaborated with developers and engineers to debug an application? What was your role?
  • What is the biggest application need you see right now for our company right now?
  • Have you designed new features to make an application run faster? What was the process? 
  • How do you stay informed about emerging mobile technology? What resources do you use? 
  • What’s the last application you installed on your phone and why?

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