SENIOR ANDROID DEVELOPER

Company Introduction

JAFA - "Just A Fan's Analysis", the award-winning No.1 Football Fan Mobile App of 2018!

JAFA is the digital home for football fans. It’s the place for football fan OPINION and DEBATE. Giving fans ALL the latest FOOTBALL NEWS and FAN OPINION personalised to them! Think Twitter for football. We’ve already secured partnerships with global brands such as Heineken, Betfair, Puma, and SportsDirect, with more big things on the way!

We are at the forefront of fan engagement and provide an excellent opportunity to learn and be a part of the rapidly growing London Tech scene. Despite only being just over a year old JAFA has grown exceptionally quickly and won a number of awards. This is your chance to join an amazing team and accelerate your career with the opportunity to move to London!

Job Description

We are looking for an Android developer responsible for the development and maintenance of the existing JAFA app which aimed at a vast number of diverse Android devices. Your primary focus will be the development of Android applications and their integration with back-end services. You will be working along-side other engineers and developers, working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and creating quality products is essential.

You will be working remotely and must be able to provide your own equipment (laptop capable of running Android Studio) in the first instance with future opportunities to both work locally within Belarus and with the core team in England, based in London.

Responsibilities

  • Translate designs and wireframes into high quality code and scalable architecture

  • Design, build, and maintain high performance, reusable, and reliable Android/Kotlin code

  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the application

  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs

  • Help maintain code quality, organisation, and automatisation

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services

  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices

  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning

  • Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”

  • Familiarity with the use of additional sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers

  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks

  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications

  • A knack for benchmarking and optimisation

  • Understanding of Google’s Android design principles and interface guidelines

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

  • Familiarity with continuous integration

  • Knowledge of user metrics software such as Amplitude

  • 5+ Years job experience