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Senior Android Developer

£45,000 - £65,000 + relocation + flexible work

Thursday 06 Feb 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.

We offer progression for a practiced Android/Kotlin Developer on our newly formed apps team, delivering engaging experiences and utilising our new capabilities in data. We can build upon your interests around the architectural aspects of Android, the user-facing elements - or both - as you wish.

Optionally you may also help us around technology exploration, tooling, app architecture, coding standards, mentoring, and integration with our wider stack - just let us know what new skills you wish to grow.

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 community-driven content idea here >

 

We're looking for

  • Someone with solid skills building well-implemented native Android apps
  • Up to date with Kotlin, Android SDK, the latest frameworks and APIs
  • Strong familiarity with libraries such as Dagger, Retrofit and Gson
  • Strong familiarity with Android Studio and/or Gradle
  • Good understanding of unit and automated testing
  • Able to help define RESTful web service APIs
  • Someone considering senior 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 around any of

  • Modern JavaScript frameworks
  • Google Firebase
  • Augmented reality
  • Machine learning
  • iOS app development

 

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
  • £50,000 - £65,000+ joining salary - we're keeping an open mind
  • Discretionary relocation assistance 
  • Ongoing professional development e.g. 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. 
 
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.

 

Please be in touch with Andrew at techfolk, our recruitment partner, to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | hello@techfolk.co.uk | @we_are_techfolk

 

RECRUITERS: GCN / PSG has selected techfolk as our exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed.