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Android Developer

£45,000 - 50,000 per year

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Festicket empowers music fans with a seamless service to discover and book tickets and travel packages for music festivals worldwide. Our platform offers an end-to-end experience for music travellers, an efficient two-sided marketplace for 1,500+ music festivals across 40 different countries, and a network of 5,000 suppliers for accommodation & travel packages. In six short years, we have become Europe's largest music festival platform.

The Festicket Family is currently at 150, and we're passionate about changing the face of live music experiences. Our head office is in Camden, London with smaller offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, Porto, Nantes and San Francisco with our recent partnership with Ticket Arena Leeds.

We're now post Series-D funded, and backed by some of the UK's largest VC funds.

We've been announced as #6 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, a Tech City UK's Future Fifty company, #80 in the Financial Times Fastest Growing 1000 EU Companies and have just been announced in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019.

In this role you would be working on online platform called Event Genius, and more recently Event Genius Pay by Festicket, our award-winning cashless payment solution, helping spearhead our newest steps in event technology.

Join us on our mission in transforming the way music fans discover, book tickets and travel packages for festivals around the world.


We are looking for an Android Developer who possess a keen eye for detail and a passion for collaboration and getting features into production. Someone who wants to learn whilst delivering quality.

You would be working as an Android Developer within one of our cross-functional product focussed teams, working closely with backend developers, QA engineers and the product owner to deliver changes and new functionality. You would be involved in planning new work and helping the product manager decide what the team should be working on to achieve the team’s goals.


  • Designing, building and maintaining high performance, reliable applications for the Android platform
  • Writing good quality, maintainable, reusable and unit-tested Java code following best practices
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features
  • Work with APIs and other outside data sources
  • Fix bugs and improve general application performance
  • Assist with test automation and release management


We believe in agile development processes and our teams are collaborative, product focussed, cross-functional units that are empowered to define their own work and organise themselves. We work incrementally and dedicate time to ensuring that our work is technically strong, using the latest tools and technologies where possible. We like to build fast, scalable, easily maintainable applications using whichever tools are right for the job. Most of all, we like to deliver! We believe in manageable chunks of work with continuous integration and delivery to enable fast shipping, so that we’re always making progress.


  • Ideally 3+ years experience in a commercial Android development role
  • Strong knowledge of Java
  • Strong knowledge of the Android SDK and different versions of Android
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect to backend services
  • Strong knowledge of Android design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Experience managing releases and publishing apps
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Familiarity with continuous integration
  • A passion for learning and personal development


We’re a team of 150 globally, with our headquarters in the heart of Camden and our Leeds office is located at 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD. By joining us you will be part of one of the fastest growing music / travel start-up companies in Europe, where you will have ample opportunity for career progression as we continue to grow.

We have a company culture which is very idea orientated and driven but also very social. It's entirely normal at 5pm on a Friday for half the company to be drinking together in the office & then planning to head out for a night out.

Benefits & Perks also include:

  • Modern Leeds city centre office (3 minutes walk from train station)
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • 15 sick days per annum
  • Discretionary flexible working from home
  • Eyecare – Discounted eye tests and glasses
  • Festicket United- 7 a-side football matches
  • Opportunities to go to selected & partnered music festivals for free & all year round staff discount
  • Extra day holiday for your birthday
  • Free breakfast
  • Weekly delivery of beers, food, snacks, fruits and drinks
  • Weekly Friday drinks at 4pm on Friday
  • Regular team lunches
  • Fun monthly company events
  • Perks - free Festicket T-shirts, Jumpers and more
  • Value driven start-up culture.

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