Android Developer (Lead)

Kent, Maidstone
£60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits package
31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
David Cotton
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client in Maidstone is seeking an experienced Lead Android Developer to join their team. The Lead Android Developer is responsible for the development of applications, ensuring that the agreed project milestones and delivery dates are accomplished. The Lead Developer will be instrumental in developing the company's client requirements into a working solution, through design, and implementation of software applications operating on various hardware and operating platforms.
Lead Android Developer Duties:
*Act as the lead for Android application development projects
*Ensuring that features are designed and aligned to the target environment
*Mentoring and providing guidance for both Software Engineers and Test Engineers
*Responsible for creating and maintain coding
*Verify implementations
*Participate in planning, reviews, retrospectives, and estimations with the agile team
*Provide clear and concise solution improvements with detailed analysis
*Embracing new technologies and development techniques
*Motivating, energising and mentoring the team
Skills and experience:
*Degree level education to 2:1 or above in Computer Science related discipline
*Extensive experience developing applications for Android in Java and/or Kotlin
*A test-first development mentality using TDD and knowledge of unit, UI testing, testing pyramids and automated testing with Android applications
*Deep understanding of the Android SDK
*Understanding of S.O.L.I.D. principles and Object-Oriented patterns
*Knowledge of Clean Architecture patterns such as MVVM, MVP etc.
*Able to provide examples of clean, self-documenting, readable code
*Version Control using GIT
*Experience of Agile software delivery methods and knowledge of agile principles and mindset
*Previously worked with apps that support multiple versions of Android
*Financial services industry experience will be an advantage
*Knowledge of interfacing through SOAP/REST/JSON/XML protocols or APACS/ISO8583 financial protocols
*Excellent communication and mentoring skills
*Team or technical leadership experience
*Excellent analytical abilities
*Methodical approach to problem-solving
*Highly organised and persuasive

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