Senior/Lead Android Developer

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Future Platforms is an award winning digital agency with offices in London and Belfast, who create mobile applications for our client’s end users. For over 20 years we’ve created expertly designed and built applications and have seen over £1bn of revenue run through our apps! As we’ve grown over the past year, we’ve found a need to grow our mobile development team and so are recruiting for a Senior Android Developer.

You will be responsible for implementing new features in any of our client apps, liaising with our UX team to bring app designs to life and working closely with QA staff to reproduce and fix bugs.

You should be an excellent team member whilst also showing resourcefulness and the ability to work through challenging problems. It will be your responsibility to complete work of a high standard in a time sensitive environment.

We’ll want to hear all about what issues you’ve faced in the apps you’ve built, and how you learnt from them. This role offers the opportunity to be a technical lead/subject matter expert for Android development on a given client project, working in an Agile environment with a team of expert iOS, backend developers, QA, and designers.

Your day-to-day

  • Using an Agile workflow
  • Discussing intended technical approaches for upcoming work with the team and involving the team in collaboration sessions
  • Actively participating in development meetings
  • Liaising with the technical lead to identify and work through problems
  • Following company user guides and documentation and updating as necessary
  • Improving processes and keeping up to date with Android and technology
  • Mentoring junior members of development team

Ideal experience

  • Solid demonstrable track record of experience with Android native development (Java and Kotlin)
  • A good understanding of software tools
  • Implementing complex user interfaces and navigation flows
  • Have experienced the full app lifecycle, from initial implementation through to debugging the live apps in the field, ideally several times over

Experience with:

  • Git
  • Continuous Integration Systems (e.g. Jenkins, CruiseControl)
  • Project build tools (e.g. Maven, Gradle)
  • SQLite
  • Espresso
  • HTML, JavaScript and CSS knowledge
  • Knowledge of other programming languages will be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills

What we offer

  • Great clients like the Premier League, Domino's Pizza & First Bus..
  • Private medical and dental healthcare
  • Personal training budget
  • Bonus plan
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ultra-flexible working (hours and location)
  • Friendly teams and a central London office

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Nurture & development

We take care of you (and business):

  • 28 days of R&R

    R&R is important, so we offer generous leave to ensure you can enjoy your life - because it's not all work and no play.

  • Reskill and upskill

    When you look good, we look good. We invest in your development with a learning budget, 90-minute weekly training, and a selection of experts, content, and materials to support your growth.

  • Employee Assistance Programme & Mental Health First Aid

    We all go through tough times. Our confidential EAP and trained Mental Health First Aiders provide a listening ear on a range of issues for you and your family.

  • Private health and dental

    We look after your health with private health cover from Vitality and dental cover from BUPA to take care of your pearly whites.

  • Flexible-first working

    We offer flexible working to fit your home/life balance.

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