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Android Engineer

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Dan Clouting
Dan Clouting
Senior Consultant

News UK: The Times, Technology
The News Building, London Bridge, London

Android Engineer

They are: News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. They are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Their newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations including talkSPORT, Virgin Radio and Times Radio.

Your team: The Times. They develop and enhance the Times and Sunday Times Digital products, including their website and apps, working in partnership with internal and external digital platform teams.

Your role: Android Engineer. They are looking for a talented and passionate Android Engineer to join their team based in London Bridge. You’ll specifically work on their front-end developing new features and optimising existing ones, to help deliver the news to their readers every day.

Day to day, you will: As an Android Engineer, you’ll be a key component of a team delivering quality mobile apps. You’ll interact with product owners and stakeholders, contribute to the technical conversations and ensure that what they build is best in class and fit for purpose. You’ll report to a Principal Engineer and will help him/her deliver on the technical strategy and tactical implementation. You’ll mentor other engineers to bring them up to your standard.

What we’re looking for from you: You’re a true engineer with a passion for well-crafted and tested code, considering everything from architecture and security to performance. You understand agile methodologies and enjoy collaboration. You lead by example, encouraging your peers to improve continually. You have a continuous improvement mindset and are proactive in driving positive change, inspiring those around you to do the same.

You love engineering and continuously want to learn more. You do thorough code reviews to be sure what we produce is of a very high standard. You understand the value of and are a practitioner of TDD/BDD and DevOps. You are an expert in Java, Kotlin and perhaps some other languages too.

As an Android Engineer, you’ll be involved with helping lead the technical direction as well as day-to-day coding standards and best practices. You’ll be a mentor to your peers and team members, a source of technical expertise and will participate in strategic conversations with the rest of engineering and the business. You’ll feel comfortable presenting to internal teams.

You’ll find these skills useful in this role:

  • Solid commercial app development experience using Kotlin
  • Android design patterns, including Material and MVI
  • Clean architecture, SOLID design principles
  • Unit testing with JUnit and Mockito
  • UI automation testing with Espresso
  • Reactive programming, experience with RxJava and Kotlin Co-routines/flow advantageous
  • Continuous Integration – previous experience with CircleCI would be a bonus
  • Gradle

What's in it for you? They are a diverse and dynamic team that is expanding. They have an amazing office, a flexible working pattern and a great team environment. They’ll help you deliver your best work and grow you with career and personal development through training, conferences and courses.

Equal opportunities:
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and all applicants for employment. It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

They are a diverse and inclusive team that wants to maximise every individual’s potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.

This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination because of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, disability or age.

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