Posted 16 Apr

Lead Android Developer

Staffordshire, UK Full Time

The Role

As our lead Android developer, you’ll be responsible for the development of our Android app offering. You’ll work closely with our in-house iOS and backend developers on delivering features in an agile environment, as well as liaising with remote developers where necessary.

In the role, you will:

  • Develop our proprietary Android app engine for running attraction apps
  • Design, build, and maintain high performance, reusable and reliable Java code
  • Ensure that the app engine follows Android best-practices for the optimal user experience
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality and responsiveness of the application
  • Help maintain code quality, organisation and automatisation

You will have the opportunity to utilise the latest cutting edge technologies and techniques, and have a significant impact on shaping the future of our Android app engine which improves the visitor experience for millions of users worldwide.

Key requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Java, the Android SDK and the different versions of Android
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns and best practices including material design

Desirable qualities:

  • Familiarity with the use of built-in hardware sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers
  • Familiarity with the Firebase Cloud Messaging APIs
  • Familiarity with BLE beacon functionality, such as iBeacons and Eddystone
  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Testing experience, including unit testing
  • A working suite of existing apps to showcase your talents
  • Familiarity with the iOS ecosystem, including Swift, would also be helpful as new features will typically be developed in parallel

Additional Application Instructions

If this sounds like something you'd love to be a part of, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and CV for consideration.

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