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Software Engineer, Mobile - Android (Mid/Senior, Edinburgh or UK remote)

Salary: £34,000 - 50,000 per year
Location: Edinburgh City Centre
Company: FreeAgent Central
Hours: Full time
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FreeAgent

FreeAgent is one of the UK's most popular online accounting apps, with over 110,000 customers. FreeAgent removes the stress and pain of dealing with business finances, allowing business owners to focus on running their business!

Our customers love FreeAgent. It is rated 4.7 on Trustpilot.

Our employees love FreeAgent. We are rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on Glassdoor.

We believe in the power of a happy and diverse team and we'd love you to join us on this journey

The role

Mobile engineers at FreeAgent have experience of building well-tested mobile applications. In this role you will design and build new features, pay down technical debt, and ensure we have a healthy system architecture built for the future.

Mid level engineers are mentored by our more experienced engineers, helping you increase your domain knowledge and learn the skills required to progress in your career.

Senior engineers give back by helping our less-experienced engineers develop in their roles.

You get to use exciting modern technologies at FreeAgent.

It doesn't matter if you don't have direct experience – we have a trusted onboarding programme that will bring you up to speed. We heavily rely on the following:

  • Kotlin for most of our application code
  • Coroutines for concurrency
  • Koin for dependency injection
  • Retrofit and OKHttp for our network layer
  • We use an MVP pattern and the project is spread across multiple feature modules

Experience with any or all of these things would be fantastic, but don't worry if it doesn't quite match up. You can see the full list on StackShare.

Your typical week will include:

  • Designing and developing new features, and shipping them to production via our continuous delivery platform (we release every fortnight!)
  • Working collaboratively with engineers, product managers and product designers in order to plan sprints, as well as help to estimate upcoming projects
  • Reviewing pull requests and helping colleagues troubleshoot their code
  • Authoring and responding to 'request for discussion' documents which we use to collaboratively make high-impact technical decisions across engineering teams
You

Ideally you'll have

  • Commercial Android development experience with at least one app in the Play Store
  • Development experience with Kotlin
  • Experience working with REST APIs
  • Knowledge of best practices and techniques in mobile app development
  • Willingness to mentor and work with a distributed team of engineers.
  • Experience with CI and testing mobile apps (Unit tests, automated tests)
  • Thorough understanding the differences in device specs and native Android UI/UX
  • Passionate about building great UI and UX
  • Open source contributions are a bonus

We also value the following attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail. If a job is worth doing, we believe it's worth doing right
  • Learning mindset. If you are committed to self-improvement, we can provide opportunities galore
  • Strong communication skills. We believe being able to write and articulate your thoughts are great skills to have in any business
Benefits

The annual salary for this role is £34,000 - £50,000 for mid level, or £50,000 - £80,000 at senior. We provide a comprehensive package of employee benefits, such as 33 days holiday (increasing year on year!), private health care, life assurance, 5% matched pension contributions, and buy-as-you-earn share schemes. Find out more on our website.

The best place to work ‍

We believe in a strong work-life balance. We don't work long hours and we're flexible about how and where you work. 50% of our engineering team work from home full time – as a company we have been championing remote working for 14 years! We also have a fabulous Edinburgh HQ which is designed for collaboration, including high-quality A/V equipment to provide a great experience for distributed teams.

Applying for the role ✍

Our application process is simple; just upload your CV and tell us why you're interested in the role. The interview process involves a phone interview, an 'at home' programming exercise that takes a couple of hours, followed by two or three video interviews.

We really want to emphasise our commitment to building an inclusive and diverse team! We strongly encourage applications from people with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

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