Senior Java/ Kotlin Android Developer for Embedded Systems (m/f/x)
location_on Berlin, Germany
work Full-time
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Senior Java/ Kotlin Android Developer for Embedded Systems (m/f/x)
location_on Berlin, Germany
work Full-time

At SuitePad, we're shaping the hotel room of the future!

SuitePad is a Berlin-based SaaS company focused on hotel tech. We deliver hotels’ aggregated content, entertainment, and services through in-room tablets, set-top-boxes, large format digital touch screens, signage, and even a touch projector. The depth and quality of our services have made us the European market leader for in-room guest communication and more than 800 of the most renowned hotels worldwide trust us with their digital guest communication, among them international hotel groups like Jumeirah, Meliá and Van der Valk. We are now looking for someone to help build out new device capabilities on our custom Android tablets and other devices.

Our Playground – not a typical Android position!

The Android component of this role is not a typical Android engineering position. While we build and support several native Android apps, the meat of this role will focus on systems design, infrastructure improvement, and automated testing. It will require dealing with ROMs, the Linux system, Android source code, and private/hidden Android APIs. While experience with these deeper Android dynamics is strongly desired, we would also be open to someone capable of growing into the role.

  • Work with a growing team of seven engineers - You + 2 android/java and 5 full stack engineers
  • Work with a fleet of Android devices and remote control servers - running our custom ROMs, native and hybrid android apps.
  • Push the limits of your knowledge - discover ways of doing things that aren’t publicly documented and virtually no one else is doing
  • Help us explore how to expand our existing infrastructure into the IOT space with custom hardware in a structured, sustainable way
  • Day-to-day responsibilities will include various support tickets or tasks
  • No German language skills required
Your Profile


  • You’ve architected and implemented complex, maintainable systems and could describe some of the tougher problems you were proud of solving in an interview
  • You are a veteran with automated testing
  • You should be able to learn complex frameworks and unfamiliar technologies (content streaming protocols, audio transmission processing, Firmware customization)
  • Eager to automate things and some comfort hacking around with custom hardware 
  • You feel at home in Unix-like environments and are not afraid of compilers (for custom Android ROMs)
  • You can evaluate the tradeoffs between open source or proprietary solutions and may have even contributed to OS projects
  • You have 7-10 years of development experience


  • You have 2-5 years of professional experience in Java/Kotlin and Linux
  • Again, you can (or are eager to learn) dive deep into Android, Firmwares and Linux APIs 
  • Familiarity with Java generics, Java annotations, and Java’s reflection APIs


  • You have at least a year of work experience with Android
  • Familiarity with Android’s permission system, background services, and cross-app communication
  • Familiarity with custom ROMs - bootloaders, recovery modes, fastboot, device unlocking
  • Experience with either hidden Android APIs, Android for Work APIs developing a device administrator or a device owner app

Bonus if you have… 

  • Experience with IOT devices, Bluetooth and networking technology
  • Experience with VOIP/SIP protocols and associated network infrastructure familiarity
  • Experience integrating with JSON-APIs
  • Familiarity with Javascript and Xwalk
About us

Our Stack

Our tech team has built a robust, service-oriented architecture that powers 10s of thousands of devices. We’re primarily a Ruby/Elixir/Ember.js shop with some services in Node.js. Our custom hardware devices (mostly tablets) are powered by a suite of Android (Java/Kotlin) apps, which serve our Ember.js apps.

Our infrastructure runs on AWS. We are in the process of migrating to k8s on EKS. Our datastores are PostgreSQL and Redis. We use AMQP as a message bus to tie things together. 

We use GitHub, CircleCI, CodeClimate to help us get things done.

How We Work:

  • We are a team of 7 light-hearted and international Frontend, Backend and Android Engineers.
  • We encourage teammates to bring in well-reasoned opinions, productively disagree with us and to make decisions based on technical merits – we make evidence-based decisions as a team.
  • Our leadership believes in leadership as a service, enabling our team to be performant/productive and continuously improving.  
  • We respect each other's work-life balance.
  • We strive to reduce “total cost of ownership” by upholding high code quality standards that are enforced via CI, static analysis and code reviews. 
  • We practice agile methodologies that fit our team size - a Kanban-light approach. 

We offer: 

  • A team of excellent, international Engineers to work with
  • Collaborative, swift decision making and flat hierarchies
  • A high degree of freedom in your work
  • A product with global traction - not just another app company
  • An excellent onboarding process, continuous training as well as an annual budget for personal development and conferences
  • A modern office, right in central Berlin (Kreuzberg/ Mitte)
  • A lot of, no literally, tons of Android tablets and other devices at your disposal

Who we are:

As a Berlin start-up we re-defined the way hotels connect with guests. In the hotel room of the future, you’ll find guest directory, telephone, remote control, newspapers, and room service menu, all united on a single device: the SuitePad.

Use the SuitePad to make your stay just that much more special – order breakfast to your bed, make a restaurant reservation, book spa treatments, control lights and AC, or explore tourist activities around town. It’s all here on the SuitePad, at the touch of a finger.

Curious to get to know more? Get in touch – become part of our team and shape our success story!

Apply Today!

Apply here or send us your CV (or a link to one) to jobs@suitepad.de! Please share any side projects of note and/or a link to your GitHub profile - direct us to any highlights we should check out. 

Our basic process:

  1. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a 30 minutes code review assessment test. 
  2. A first phone interview which will take around 30 minutes.
  3. A 2-3 hour sample task to test your knowledge – this is the main technical test.
  4. A 1-1.5 hour technical interview (via Skype or on-site depending on your location).
  5. A 1-1,5 hour cultural fit interview (via Skype or on-site depending on your location).
  6. 2 short reference calls with previous team leads.


Please tell us your earliest start date and your salary expectations (gross per year in Euro). Your contact person is Elisa Mucheyer (HR). We’re looking forward to getting to know you.