Remote Job Opportunity with Internews: BASICS Consultant in Android Development

Remote Job Opportunity with Internews: BASICS Consultant in Android Development

Worldwide 10 Dec 2020


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Internews is looking for a BASICS Consultant specialized Android Development to work remotely with the team for 2020. The BASICS Specialist in Android development will take over primary development and maintenance on an existing mobile application Save, which is an easy-to-use app designed to help you store, share and amplify your mobile media while ensuring your identity remains protected. The Save team is participating in Internews' BASICS project. The role will work closely with the Product Lead, to determine priority of work to be completed, set milestones and deliver from development to full releases. Internews' BASICS project (Building Analytical and Support Infrastructure for Critical Security tools) is improving the sustainability of critical open source privacy and security tools by building ties between tool teams and the communities they serve. Many powerful and widely used open source security and privacy tools are maintained by individuals or small groups of volunteers who are often under-resourced, lack the ability to receive grant funding, and do not have the means to hire additional support to advance their project's goals.


The Specialist will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week contributing to activities such as the following:

Confidently take the reins of the overall project engineering processes, including:

  • Software build and release.
  • Version control management.
  • Software testing.
  • Act as the lead engineer and be responsible for pushing releases to app store(s), markets and other distribution points.
  • Be the team's primary internal contributor of original project code.


  1. Experience building Android applications in Java (or Kotlin) using the Android SDK and/or iOS applications developed in Swift.
  2. Experience with networking code, background uploads, services.
  3. Experience with cloud storage via Dropbox, WebDAV and other APIs and services.
  4. Preferred Qualifications (nice to have but not required).
  5. Experience with security software and standards.
  6. Experience with open-source and community-led projects.
  7. The ability to assist in the localization of software to different regions/languages.

About Internews:

Internews, an international nonprofit organization, operates with administrative centers in California, Washington DC, London and Paris, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 100 countries and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.

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