Lead Android Developer (Java & Kotlin)

Location London, Greater London, England
Job Type Permanent
Salary £75-80k + LTI
Reference 31267

Senior Android Developer 

A new mobile point of sale platform and payment aggregator is looking for an intelligent, ambitious Senior Android Engineer. A first rate problem-solver and problem-finder; with the desire to build the future of one of London's brightest fintech startups.

They’re looking for an expert, senior-level Android Engineer. You’ll have a passion for great UX & UI, and be used to centering your thoughts around users as you balance the working priorities of a feature in development.


To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth experience working as an Android engineer in both an independent problem-solving capacity; and in working with junior members of your team to bring features to fruition.

This position will give you the exciting opportunity to work closely with experienced C-level officers whilst executing on the company’s vision. You will have the opportunity to work with and guide a growing and diverse workforce in the UK, Bulgaria, and the USA as you engage in your day-to-day tasks. An ideal candidate will be motivated, results-driven, and enjoy working in a team environment.


What your day will involve

  • Collaborating with the product team to cultivate a fast and efficient user experience.

  • Developing complex features using your skills in Java, Material Design, Gradle, and Kotlin.

  • Creating scalable, modular UI components which can be used effectively by other members of the engineering team.

  • Connecting front-end features to mid-layer and back-end services.

  • Assisting the back-end engineering team in planning of mid-layers and back-end services.

  • Leading the design and development of a native SDK - which will be offered to our clients to integrate into their applications.

  • Assisting the product team in refining the platform experience, whether via A/B, data-driven, or in-person user testing.

  • Collaborating with their engineering leads in the planning and definition of wider features.

  • Enabling junior developers to carry out their work as efficiently as possible, assisting in both problem solving and professional development while they grow as developers.

  • Engaging in sprint planning with the product team, committing to timely execution of features, and prioritising within sprints where necessary.

  • Collaborating with C-level members of staff and the business development team to demonstrate test builds of a given feature.

  • Forming a core part of the construction and shipping of a world-class product, ensuring a high standard of quality in the process.

  • Championing team spirit, peer learning, and user experience throughout the organisation.


Key requirements:

  • You have plenty of strong and relevant software engineering experience, ideally with a focus on native Android development.

  • You have excellent experience in, and are excited by programming in Java.

  • You’ve worked on a multitude of apps: many of which can be found in the Google Play Store.

  • You have experience connecting mobile applications to mid-layer and back-end services via REST and GraphQL.

  • You enjoy working and leading within an engineering team committed to agile development, working in sprints to achieve the best results.

  • You are excited by automated testing: you have integrated with testing platforms before and think in a test-driven manner.

  • You love building beautiful products from beautiful designs, drawing a great attention to detail in bringing design to life.

  • You’re experienced in ensuring a streamlined codebase throughout development teams, factored to a high standard.

  • You have a good grasp of the fundamentals of computer science and an excellent working knowledge of industry standard tools (including Git).

  • You have experience in solving problems both independently and with junior members of a team.

  • You are an overachiever who has a strong orientation for results, seeing all your ideas to fruition.

  • You have entrepreneurial DNA: flexible to changes, eager to learn, proactive, resilient to failure, and persistent in making an impact.


The Platform

Their app is built using the Ionic framework, Angular and uses the Capacitor runtime. The back-end (written in Kotlin) exposes a GraphQL API and uses PostgreSQL, PostGraphile, Docker and Kubernetes.


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