• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Sector: Software Engineering & Development
  • Salary: £65000 - £75000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 429455

Senior Android Developer

Reed Online are looking for a Senior Mobile Developer to join their expanding team based in Holborn, Central London (work from home 3 days a week).

Job Overview

As a member of the mobile development team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the full development lifecycle, from design through to implementation, and is an ideal opportunity to learn and use a wide range of cutting-edge technologies in an agile environment. You will be responsible for the development of new features for our mobile app on android platform – making sure that you deliver high quality code that will function across different devices. 

What success will look like in 1 year

  • Customers find better jobs easily and with less friction.
  • We will have a high quality, maintainable app which takes advantage of the latest in technology.

Key Activities

  • Be involved in the full development lifecycle from inception through to implementation
  • Develop applications using Kotlin
  • Improve and maintain our codebase
  • Work alongside our design, architect and product teams
  • Adapt to working in an agile environment
  • Work on a variety of features that will be used by millions of users per month
  • Get exposed to new technologies and improve your mobile development skills
  • Deliver high quality code, targeting a variety of devices

Key Measures and Targets

  • Product effectiveness in delivering against key performance indicators 
  • Customer value – % roles filled, % of jobs found, NPS
  • Test coverage and technical debt measures
  • On-time delivery against the product roadmap (# of commitments met)
  • Objectives met & performance 

Capabilities and Competencies

  • Motivated by innovation in technology
  • Driven to self-develop
  • Enjoys problem solving
  • A great communicator
  • Has an Agile approach to software delivery
  • Enjoys working as part of a successful team


  • Able to identify and implement opportunities to optimise processes
  • Creates software that is robust in presence of failure; it’s scalable and cost effective
  • Demonstrates exemplary coding practices: code organisation, clarity, simplicity, error handling and documentation
  • Is able to define, analyse, plan, measure, maintain and improve aspects of the availability of mobile app 
  • Able to design, review and quality assure mobile apps with security controls embedded, specifically engineered as mitigation against security threats.
  • Delivers artifacts that meet standards for engineering excellence from designs to algorithms to implementations.
  • Four to five years experience with Kotlin development
  • Working with APIs
  • Experience with source control like (Git, TFVC etc.)
  • Unit testing (TDD, BDD)
  • App Automation (Jenkins or Azure DevOps, Fastlane)
  • Comfortable with Java programming language
  • Experience with Android SDK and android Architecture patterns
  • Expertise on Android basic components: Activity, Fragment, Intent, Service, BroadcastReceiver, ContentProvider etc.
  • Experience with testing tools: Espresso, Mockito, Robolectric etc.
  • Experience with build tools Gradle, Maven
  • Experience with Docker containerisation


Join Reed and help us achieve our purpose of improving lives through work.

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