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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £80000 - £110000
Sector: Mobile  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 03/18/2022
Lead Android Developer Ronald James Group 2022-06-18

We are looking for a motivated and passionate Lead Android Developer to join a company within the health and wellness industry who are continuing to grow and expand their team. As the Lead Android Developer, you will lead the development of their Android application.

Expectations:
● You will provide input throughout the whole project lifecycle - starting from brainstorming sessions and requirements gathering, building new features and/or systems, down to production maintenance and bug-fixing.
● You should have an overly keen interest in advancements in your field, whether that be new technologies, the latest frameworks, new libraries or an interesting blog post.
● Lead the development and take full responsibility for the architecture of Android applications and their integration with back-end services.
● Monitor the quality of Android applications and work alongside other teams to ensure the application stays consistent across all platforms.
● Work closely with the QA to ensure that Android builds are fully functional and tested before being pushed to production.
● Plan and implement new features, fixes and improvements within the Android application.
● Lead and mentor other members of the Android team, including the onboarding and mentoring of new developers.
● Collaborate with the Product Owner and other Platform Leads to review, define, design and ship new features to ensure a seamless experience across all platforms.
● Ensure the performance and quality of the Android application.
● Communicate with other app developers, backend developers, product owners and designers to constantly improve the customer experience within the app platform.
● Assist with the interview process for potential new members of the Android team.
● Support the wider business with general technical issues and give assistance to any potential app issues or queries that are escalated from our Customer Service team

Essentials we are looking for:
● A minimum of 5 years of experience developing native Android applications using Kotlin.
● Ability to build and launch apps that have been approved for the Play Store.
● Experience in leading a development team is essential.
● Strong passion for software development.
● Self-motivation to explore new technologies, applications and environments.
● Excellent degree of communication skills - being able to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
● Excellent attention to detail.
● Self-starter, highly motivated team player.

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