Android Developer Relations is hiring

Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director, Android Developer Relations

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Apps are important to creating Android a platform folks love – whether or not it’s on their telephones, automobiles, TVs, or watches. As a well-liked cellular platform, Android is prospering with 1 in 4 builders – worldwide – constructing for Android in accordance with Stack Overflow’s 2020 developer survey.

In Android Developer Relations (or Android DevRel for brief), our mission is to assist builders achieve success on Android by serving to them construct nice apps with the newest Android and Play options, empower anybody to get an important profession as an Android developer, and advocate for builders as Android and Play evolve. It’s actually rewarding as a result of we get to see the way forward for apps – day by day – and assist our fellow builders obtain nice issues. With such a giant mission, we’re hiring engineers, technical writers, and program managers – and if this will get you impressed, we’d love to speak! Take a look at the hyperlinks on the finish of this weblog and apply to affix our staff.

However first, what does Android DevRel truly do? Our staff works with exterior builders, writes code, creates content material, launches careers, grows communities, runs conferences – and extra. Learn on to be taught extra!

Constructing higher merchandise with builders

We work with product and engineering groups in Android and Play to outline go-to-market methods for brand new developer merchandise and run Early Entry Packages (EAPs) with the aim of constructing higher merchandise for all builders. Via these EAPs, we do deep technical engineering work with probably the most influential builders to assist them combine and ship suggestions to validate that the merchandise we’re constructing are able to work at scale.

We work with these builders to construct top quality apps throughout a number of screens, to make sure higher consumer experiences on Android and we share their success tales to point out how integrating with these merchandise will assist builders be extra profitable within the Android ecosystem, and to assist encourage different builders to undertake.


A giant a part of how we assist builders is thru code — be it tutorials, movies, blogs, or complete multi-unit academic programs. We produce every part from easy code snippets that designate find out how to carry out a particular perform, to pattern apps like Jet* or the Google I/O app that demonstrates how every part comes collectively. Within the course of of making pattern code, you could be the primary developer to ever construct one thing with a brand new API! We name this being the “zeroth buyer” and it’s an vital position the place you’ll be able to instantly affect the route of a product via suggestions (and sure, some trial and error!)

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Content material

In serving to builders, we find yourself studying finest practices and producing a ton of content material – documentation, tutorials, screencasts, talks, weblog posts, podcasts, and extra. There’s an artwork to breaking down complicated topics right into a studying path – to assist each newbie and superior builders alike – and it’s one thing we do day by day. From introducing new ideas, to distilling finest practices, to completely documenting the performance of a brand new API – our position is to assist builders perceive and thrive on Android. Whereas our output is the content material itself, it’s vital to notice that engineering is on the coronary heart of this. In an effort to train builders find out how to use these applied sciences, we first have to know them deeply ourselves.

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Educate thousands and thousands of builders via studying supplies


Many people had been Android builders earlier than we joined DevRel, and some of the gratifying points of our position is assembly and connecting with builders world wide. We interact with Google Developer Consultants for Android (GDEs), Google Developer Teams, and naturally particular person group members regularly via occasions, social media, and Slack. We love to listen to what persons are engaged on, help the place we will, and create connections throughout the group so folks can be taught from one another.


One of many locations the group comes collectively is at conferences – and Android has numerous them! When you can decide up a talent or be taught in regards to the newest software program design sample, folks all the time say probably the most invaluable factor they get from conferences is connecting with fellow builders. Assembly folks in particular person (aspect word: can’t wait till we will try this once more!) is such an vital a part of constructing a community of individuals you’ll be able to rely on for assist – whether or not you get caught in your subsequent mission, or are in search of profession recommendation. Whereas many of those conferences are run by the group themselves, we take part in these occasions world wide and sit up for partaking with this group wherever they’re. We additionally arrange the Android Developer Summit and the Android monitor at Google I/O.


Apps join you to the folks in your life, aid you do issues extra simply, and even aid you be taught new abilities. Up to now yr many people have needed to discover new methods of doing issues, and this has seen us attain for apps extra usually than ever earlier than, whereas rising the demand for app builders. In reality, developer jobs are rising 5.5x quicker than different professions (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). In Android DevRel, it’s our privilege to construct curriculum and work with universities and pupil teams world wide to skill-up the subsequent technology of builders.

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Coaching the subsequent technology of Android builders

Come be part of us

Need to be part of Android DevRel? Check out a few of the roles beneath. Google usually makes use of a single itemizing to make it simpler for folks to use – so if it doesn’t say Android DevRel within the title of the position simply inform them you’re keen on becoming a member of our staff in your cowl letter.

Android DevRel works with builders in every single place on the planet, we would like our staff to symbolize all of the builders we work with and we consider that numerous groups construct higher merchandise that work for everybody. If you happen to’re from an underrepresented group in tech, please apply even in case you don’t assume you match all the necessities and browse what we’re doing to construct a extra numerous and inclusive Google.

Learn on to see the roles which might be obtainable at the moment:

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