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Android Developer

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

Friday 15 Nov 2019

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Play Sports Network - the technology company behind Global Cycle Network, Global Mountain Bike Network, Global Triathlon Network - is hiring an Android Developer. 

We're releasing exciting new apps - social media for cyclists - anticipated to be adopted by millions of people who love to follow and enjoy cycling globally. Our aim is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire.

Joining the newly formed 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. time out for conferences, support for training/certifications
  • 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. Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views from audiences across its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. Headquartered in Bath with 150 employees and growing fast, PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work with some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world. 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.


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 as late as January - 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 | | @we_are_techfolk


RECRUITERS: Play Sports Group has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed.