Android Engineer

Riverside Research Institute
Centreville, Virginia, United States
$85,000 - $148,000 USD yearly

Android Engineer

Location US-VA-Centreville
ID 2024-3222
Software Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research is seeking a proactive, self-motivated engineer ready for new challenges. A track record of completing complex solutions within the OEM industry by working with the R&D and product teams will be critical to your success, along with a proven ability to comprehend the entire ecosystem to quickly pinpoint where solutions on connected devices fit within the broader strategy of the customer.


An elevated talent that knows how to “pivot to achieve goals” will be essential, along with a nimble mind with the ability to change with the dynamics of the market, to unpack business solutions, and deliver tailored results for a broad set of customers.

Your success is entirely dependent on your willingness to engage proactively with your peers and our customers to design and implement solutions specific to their needs.  Teamwork and adaptability are critical in our fast-moving business with even quicker adoption of new technologies.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with a bachelor’s or 3 years with a Masters
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
  • This is NOT a position for Android application-level development.
  • Embedded software developer with strong background in Android system internals and customization, with experience in building Android for smartphone platforms.
  • Experience with Android interface layers for graphics, sounds, and touch.
  • Proficiency with the Android build system, git, and repo tools.
  • Experience in configuration management of custom Android baselines.
  • Position will require technical leadership and contribution to multiple hypervisor-based projects on multiple processor architectures, including ARM, RISC-V, and Intel.
  • Demonstrated record of innovative problem solving and self-direction.
  • Perform well in tightly integrated teams working alongside engineers from partner and customer organizations.


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Cuttlefish and CAF Android source trees highly desired.
  • Intimate knowledge of the Android stack and software architecture layers, to include experience with Treble and the HAL layers.
  • Proficiency with the Android build system, git, and repo tools.
  • Demonstrates experience and in-depth knowledge of Exploit Development



Global Comp

$85,000 to $148,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.