Android Developer

Location: Fully remote

Salary: Up to £60,000

About the Role

The position of Android Developer sits within the Digital function of our Retail business, reporting to the Digital Development Manager. As an Android Developer within the Digital Team, you will be working in a small product squad alongside iOS developers, Backend developers, QA testers, Product Owners, Business Analysts and UX designers.

You will be working with the companies app that has downloads in excess of 1 million, you have the potential to make a huge impact on our customer’s digital experience. The companies app is 100% Kotlin, built using MVVM architecture. We use Android libraries such as Room, NavGraph, LiveData and Dagger. RxJava is heavily used throughout the app.

We are looking for Mid-Senior level Android developers with a passion for writing great code with customer’s needs at the forefront of their mind. You’ll recognise the need to write tested, clean and maintainable code alongside moving in a fast and agile environment.

Responsibilities

In the role of Web Developer, you will be working in a small product squad alongside iOS developers, Backend developers, QA testers, Product Owners, Business Analysts and UX designers. Your objectives will vary based on the squad, however we currently have a squad working on enhancing the companies app and other squads working on new products.

You will be required to assist the Digital Development Manager in:-

  • Providing support to the development activities for the digital platforms
  • Strive to create visually appealing digital solutions that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation
  • Work to create a process of frequent change and improvements across the Digital environment by using all your technical and creative skills
  • Assessing the external and internal factors to maximise benefits and minimise risk to the business as appropriate
  • Producing effective developments that create best in class customer propositions and interactions where appropriate
  • Work in a collaborative manner with Analysts and Testers to collectively deliver to stakeholder requirements
  • Contributing to the delivery of operational Digital objectives by making recommendations and carrying out technical activities as prescribed by the Digital Development Manager

Skills

We are seeking a collaborative and enthusiastic Android Developer who is willing to push boundaries to deliver innovative solutions utilising the latest technologies, whilst being open, sharing and not afraid to challenge the norm.

Essential Skills needed:

  • Knowledge of Android Studio
  • Kotlin or Java knowledge
  • Comfortable connecting to RESTful APIs (Retrofit)
  • Familiarity with versioning tools (E.g. Git or SVN)
  • Experience of writing unit tests
  • Comfortable working on a codebase with other developers
  • Familiar with Google Play/ app release process
  • Knowledge of Agile/ Scrum processes
  • Familiarity of RXJava/ Reactive programming
  • Experience with debugging tools
  • Experience/ familiarity of Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery, with test driven development and writing of UI tests would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with test driven development
  • Experience of writing UI tests

Key aspects that are needed in a candidate:

  • Have experience in building quality digital services
  • Good knowledge of Agile and Scrum delivery processes
  • Awareness and interest in CICD: e.g. Jenkins, pipeline, automated testing
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to support team mates
  • Desire to learn and improve

What the company is offering:

  • Competitive market salary
  • Flexible and alternative ways of work, such as Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Flexible benefits program.
  • Happy to talk flexible working

SThree are committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.