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Android Developer for Hardware/AOSP/Automotive and Digital Products

Salary:
£45,000 - 55,000 per year
Location:
North Lambeth
Company:
Conjure

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Due to a number of new clients and projects and general growth across the whole agency, we’re looking for an ambitious and experienced Android Developer to join our development team. This role will work as part of our talented cross-functional development team and will report into our Technical Director. This is a great role for the right candidate and will particularly suit someone who enjoys the variety of working on multiple projects across different client sectors and disciplines.

We are seeing significant growth in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) field and are working with clients globally to support Android Automotive OS projects both at the framework and application levels. This role would especially suit a developer who enjoys working closer to the OS/platforms and tin.

About Conjure

Conjure is an interface and innovation agency, focusing on the automotive and Connected Transport sectors. We help consumer brands differentiate their digital products and services through outstanding design and technical execution.

Our team is made up of strategists, designers, animators, developers and 3D artists. This range of expertise means we offer an unusually broad range of services under one roof. Project planning and strategy, back-end development to visual design, front-end and build. It also means we can move faster and be more flexible than larger agencies.

Together with mobile apps, wearables and Internet of Things devices, we work with voice, haptic and gesture interfaces, plus augmented and virtual reality. Our clients include TfL, the Science Museum, NHS, Ford, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover and Triumph Motorcycles to name a few.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and self-starting mid to senior level Android developer to work on internal and client projects. You will be comfortable using new technologies and not afraid to experiment with new things in order to push the boundaries of your knowledge. In return, we offer a great, flexible working environment alongside a small team of talented developers like yourself who you can learn from.

You will be working with other permanent and contracted Android developers and alongside the senior leadership, design and delivery teams. Your involvement in projects will be from scoping through to delivery and will often involve working directly with client product managers

Summary of the Role

We are looking for a mid to senior weight developer with the ability to join our existing development team, working alongside our lead Android developer. You will be responsible for delivering scalable, maintainable and secure code. Being a small team, we all contribute towards idea generation and development for our clients. Preference will be given to software engineers that can demonstrate a history of working with AOSP and/or low-level systems and have an interest in hardware.

Requirements

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong understanding of Java and Kotlin, with the ability to take features from inception through to delivery
  • Comfortable working with Android Studio
  • A minimum of 2 years commercial experience developing Android applications
  • A minimum of 4 years commercial development experience
  • Strong knowledge of the Android SDK
  • Experience in working with AOSP
  • Enjoys working in a busy agency environment
  • You take pride in your work, and deliver quality work because you want to, not because you job requires you to
  • Have used webservices and APIs communicating over JSON or XML
  • As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to show examples of your previous work (ideally applications in the App store)
  • You will have used a number of the following frameworks and SDKs: Compatibility Library, Google Maps, Android Annotations, JUnit, Twitter, Crashlytics/Fabric, In-App Purchases, Google Analytics
  • Barcode/QR scanning libraries e.g. zxing, mlkit:barcode-scanning etc
  • Knowledge of how to support the various screen sizes, graphics, and interface orientations
  • Experience of Git (we use Bitbucket)
  • Proficiency at using a project management and bug systems (we use Jira and YouTrack)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Highly Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of Firebase
  • RX Java
  • Interest in hardware and configuring OS/embedded software
  • Google Filament or other 3d rendering experience
  • Interest in the automotive sector - especially any experience with Android Auto or Android Automotive Services
  • Exposure to developing or helping with scoping of webservices and APIs
  • Knowledge of other development platforms such as iOS, Qt, HTML etc.
  • Knowledge of the android.graphics framework and animations

Benefits

  • £45k - £55k Salary
  • 25 days holiday + Public Holidays
  • Our core hours are 10am - 4:30pm with 7 hour days
  • £500 per year employee training budget
  • Medical cash plan
  • Fresh fruit in the office
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Central London location
  • Childcare vouchers

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