Senior Android Engineer - UK's fastest growing start-up

I am currently working with a small start-up that is doing big things. They are looking for a Senior Android Engineer to join their current team of 2. This position is for the most senior engineer working on the android platform and will involve leading the platforms direction, technical decisions and mentoring those more junior.

Who are they?

The concept is a start-up established in 2015. They offer a logistical service that is modeled along the same lines as Deliveroo or Just Eat. The business offers a complete laundry service that targets the busy working population. Having taken the UK by storm they now operate in 100 towns and cities and 2019 is all about global expansion. Currently as it stands, they have launched into 4 continents across the world and plan for a fifth to follow. The company growth has opened several doors to opportunity for all of the team to grow.

Why would you want to work with them?

They are a small team but that allows them to move quickly, the code quality and approach to engineering is of the highest level. Using Kotlin and implementing a very high level of test coverage. This is not a large corporate structure where there are barriers and blockers. You will have a one to one relationship with the engineering management team and the CTO. This means your ideas and solutions will be heard and implemented. Engineering is an area where bouncing ideas and working together to find simpler and faster solutions is what drives the very best.

In order to demonstrate their quality, they are looking for engineers that have experience with Test Driven Development and Test Automation with BDD. Again because of there size they are very particular with who may join their team so you can be guaranteed the whole team is a group of talented and like-minded people.

Scaling a product globally, that is proven in the UK is an experience that will strengthen anyone’s CV, it is a very exciting time for any business no matter what the sector. As the customer base gets bigger so will all the teams and it will bring about many opportunities for the current team to assume leadership roles.

How are the teams set up?

You will work collaboratively with agile delivery teams with Product Managers, UX Designers, iOS Engineers and Quality Engineers. With 3 iOS and 3 Android engineers the team is current a very good size. This role would report to the Software Engineering manager.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Broad knowledge of the Android SDL and all tools related
  • Commercial experience with API Consumption including Webservices and RESTful
  • TDD, BDD with experience on Junit tests as well as writing Espresso tests for the UI
  • Familiarity with Android SDK’s, Kotlin, RX Java, Retrofit, Dagger2
  • CI and CD pipelines


What are the benefits on offer?

Core working hours between 11am and 4pm. The occasional day working from home and summer working hours to take advantage of. Training platforms and software is provided to all with a range of topics, £50 a month laundrapp allowance, free fruit, cereals and nespresso provided.

Yes………they do also have a Ping Pong table, although fairly competitive so NOT for the faint hearted.



Job type: Permanent

Location: Covent Graden

Salary: £65,000 to £75,000 with a generous benefits package per annum

date posted: 1/25/2019 8:43:08 AM

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