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Technical Lead (Android)

Job reference: 002885

Closing date: 16/02/2020

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hrs per week, M - F

Are you looking for an organisation where you have the freedom and autonomy to positively challenge the status quo? 

Do you want to work for an industry-leading name, playing a pivotal role in delivering digital experiences that customers love?  

Keen to take your Android technical leadership skills to the next level in an environment where we put your learning and development first? 

Do you want to develop mobile app solutions on the latest cloud technologies? 

Yes, yes and yes? 

We want to hear from you! 


Reporting into our Head of Engineering for Customer and Retail, we are looking for a future-thinking Android Technical Lead to come with us on this huge digital transformation… 

We are in an exciting phase of change; along with the rest of the world, we’re embarking on a hugely impactful digital journey, both for our people and our customers. What’s great is that this position plays a key role in ensuring that we not only reach our goals in the web development space but as a wider engineering practice, at a healthy pace. You’ll lead a small team of motivated Android Developers, developing our commercial mobile applications, focusing on the android development as a SME, using modern development standards, technologies and techniques. 

What we’re looking for:   

  • Experience in developing high quality, scalable and efficient Android apps at an enterprise scale, with a solid understanding of the full software development cycle 

  • Knowledge and experience with: The Android Studio IDE/Eclipse, Kotlin skills, Android SDK and material design principles, using and integrating web APIs, Android Data Binding, Maven or Gradle, ideally AWS 

  • Passion and understanding for user experience, especially the value of embedding strong UX design principles within a squad 

  • Able to maintain the highest standard of code quality, unit tests, code coverage – SonarQube or similar 

  • Experience in working in an Agile environment with continuous integration and delivery with a good understanding of how the squad-model operates  

  • Experience working in or building a scalable DevOps environment. Able to proactively assist team with transformation and change  

  • Excellent communicator with ability to articulate complex and technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences  

  • Passionate about creating a future-fit, engineering practice and growing our technology and people capability accordingly 

  • Influential team leader with experience in coaching and mentoring both around technical and behavioural skills 

  • Able to thrive in a disruptive and fast-growing environment, hungry learn and help the organisation evolve 

Nice to have (though not essential): 

  • Experience with Scrum and Kanban development methodologies and associated processes and tools. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • We offer a competitive package and benefits including a range of flexible working options with the latest technology to support  

  • You play a critical part in this digital journey from its early stages – the potential to own and impact change is endless! 

  • Work in an environment where failing fast is encouraged; we love experimenting and trying new things!  

If this sounds like you, please apply below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Meg Manjunath, our Digital Talent Lead on 


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