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Staff Android Developer

Location(s) London Job ID 6645 Closing Date 31/05/2023 10:37 Contract Full time Hours 40 Contract Type Permanent Salary and Benefits Competitive

Advance the world of digital through M&S

Leading the transformation of an industry. The continuous pursuit of new information, resourcefulness and invention. Thousands, if not millions of people benefiting from your product-led ideas, every day. That’s why you join M&S Tech. Here, you’ll be proud of your projects, enhance your understanding of new technologies, and shape the future of a new, digitally prevailing brand of retail. Progress isn’t in the pipeline, it’s already happening. And we’re as determined to advance technology through M&S, as we are to advance M&S through technology. Want to help us?

It’s a mindset, a special drive and an enthusiasm that says, ‘We can’t wait to solve this problem’. It’s growing closer as a team through deep discussions about the technologies we love, whether next-gen or old classics. Most of all, it’s wanting to share that excitement with our customers and colleagues – reinventing retail into its most innovative form, then unlocking fresh potential and raising the bar yet again.

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Staff 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
  • GitHub
  • 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
Our team structure

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!


M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.

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