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Android Developer

£35,000 to £55,000 negotiable + flexible work

Monday 27 Jan 2020

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Play Sports Network - best known by its GCN, GMBN and GTN video channels, reaching 45m views monthly - is hiring a senior Android/Kotlin Developer.
 
We're building new social media for the global community that loves cycling. Our aim is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire. Think; video, content and data-rich immersive experiences delivered via native apps utilising ML-enabled capabilities, underpinned by insightful analytics and a comprehensive data warehouse. And much more to follow.

Joining the growing apps team, we have scope to shape the role in ways that build upon your current strengths - perhaps focusing on the architectural aspects of Android or the user-facing elements, or both, just let us know.

You'll get to use the most modern practices and the latest components from Google. You'll be given time to do the right thing, in the right way, supported within the right culture. We'll encourage you to take regular learning days, and you can attend or talk at conferences and meetups, and to contribute relevant upstream to projects, if you wish.

We're always open to new things and you can influence where we go and how we get there. At all times you'll have a voice and a lot of freedom in design, technology choice and influence over the roadmap.
 

Example early features to help deliver

  • Live feeds of sports event data and content
  • Chat groups
  • Content for premium subscribers
  • Recommendation engine driven experiences
  • Informative and knowledgeable chat bots
  • Intuitive display of rich data
  • Localisation, supporting six languages on launch and more to be added quickly
  • < your idea here >


We're looking for

  • Someone with solid skills building Android apps - native or hybrid - including from personal projects
  • Up to date with the Android SDK, latest frameworks and APIs
  • Familiarity with libraries such as Dagger, Retrofit and Gson
  • Familiarity with Android Studio
  • Appreciation of unit and automated testing
  • Skills integrating with RESTful web service APIs
  • Someone considering junior or mid level Android Developer jobs in Bath - or commutable from Bristol - such as: Android Developer | Android Software Engineer | Kotlin Developer | Native App Developer | Mobile App Developer etc.
     

You may optionally bring - or like to gain - skills exploring any of

  • Modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Google Firebase
  • Developing high performance, secure and polished mobile apps
  • iOS app development
  • Understanding of adaptive user interfaces


Current ecosystem - we'll help you get up to speed

Kotlin | Android Architecture Components e.g. Room and LiveData | MVVM architecture | RxJava | Firebase | Agile | Google Cloud Platform | AndroidX | JUnit | testing frameworks | CI/CD | Jira | Slack

 

Salary and benefits

  • £35,000 - £55,000+ joining salary - we're keeping an open mind
  • Discretionary relocation assistance 
  • Ongoing professional development e.g. support for training/certifications (e.g. ISTQB)
  • Flexible and family-friendly working practices - tell us what you need | recently refurbished city centre office | MacBook Pro and dual monitors | generous holidays | company pension scheme | good coffee machine | bike parking | really good showers | free fruit and jelly sweets | relaxed office environment
 
About us
 
Play Sports Group (PSG) is the world’s leading digital sports media company focused on cycling and tri-sports. 
 
Headquartered in Bath with 200+ employees and growing fast, PSG recently secured further investment from Discovery Inc, the global media group behind brands including the Discovery Channel and Eurosport. This investment, which resulted in Discovery taking a controlling stake in PSG, will fund the continued development of the Group. 
 
You'll find us open to new things and you can influence where we go and how we get there. You'll have a voice and a lot of freedom in design, technology choice and influence over the roadmap. You may use the most modern practices and the latest components from open source and commercial providers. You'll be given time to do the right thing, in the right way, supported within the right culture. We dedicate time to innovation. We'll encourage you to take regular learning days, and you can attend or talk at conferences and meetups, and to contribute relevant upstream to projects, if you wish.
 
Location: central Bath - 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa station, commutable from Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
 
Timing: you may join us right away, or any time before July - please engage now for firm commitment
 
 
Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:
 
0117 318 2447 | hello[at]techfolk.co.uk | [at]we_are_techfolk
 
RECRUITERS: Play Sports Network has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed.