Senior Android Developer
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Senior Android Developer
We’re looking for hardworking, product-focused Android developers to join our growing mobile engineering team at M&S and contribute to our Play Store chart topping Android application that’s used by over a million of our committed customers every month.
We pride ourselves on being a company that puts engineering first and are looking for people to join our community of mobile engineers to build modern features using exciting technologies, participate in our hackathons and do the best work of their careers.
Our app is a modular app, written primarily in Kotlin, though we do currently support elements written in Java too, and we are always looking for ways to improve, enhance and extend its functionality. Whether that be core functionality or cross platform technologies such as Kotlin Multiplatform. We want someone with an innovation mentality, with excellent awareness of new technologies and a proven grasp on the full engineering stack that thrives in a collaborative product development and engineering environment.Our tech stack
- Latest Kotlin, Java and Android Studio
- Modularised approach to App development
- CI and CD via Bitrise
- Regularly adopting the latest Google technologies – Google Pay, Widgets and Instant Apps
- Focused on strong unit testing coverage and an ambition to push our UI automation to the next level
We love our engineers to collaborate outside of their specialism and consider the full-stack that they work within. To enable this we operate our mobile team in multiple multi-functional, squads where we aim to get everyone required to tackle a given problem into the same team. You would be joining a squad with dedicated Android and iOS developers, backend, testing, design and product owner – a full vertical slice. This squad would have a defined mission to tackle together, where every individual’s contribution is equally weighted.What we’re looking for
- Proven commercial experience in Kotlin, Java and Android development
- Understands continuous integration deployment
- Experienced in using jUnit and kotlin.test or similar
- Passion for improving code and UI performance via Instruments (Leaks, time profiler, etc)
- Experienced in an agile delivery framework (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
- Collaborative problem solver
- Loves to contribute new insights and improvements to the product
- Writing testable code, unit tests and following test driven development
- Broad understanding of the testing pyramid
- Highly engaged in technical discussions
Our lead engineers (SSDE)
- Steer our overarching mobile engineering strategy and architecture
- Lead improvements of our platforms and engineering practices
- Create an environment for continuous learning, improvement and feedback for fellow engineers
- Mentor and coach more junior members of the team
- Architect sound solutions for features at the epic-level
- Setting and continually improving our development standards
- Actively seeks to work with the wider technology organisation, engages in cross functional engineering forums and displays genuine interest to learn more about the big picture of our platforms
- Supporting and advising product managers about technical decisions and their impact
This list is by no means a checklist, nor is it fully comprehensive. We are looking for hardworking Android developers who just love building the next best thing on Google's and Huawei's platforms and working with others to achieve the best value for our customers. If you think this is you – get in touch!
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