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Android Engineer

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Recruiter: Lloyds Banking Group
Listed on: 9th May
Location: Edinburgh
Salary/Rate: £60000 - £85000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Lloyds Banking Group is committed to help Britain prosper and become the best bank for customers. As part of this we're redefining our digital capability, providing customers with simpler, seamless interactions across online, mobile and branches. Our Engineering teams are enabling us to serve more than 13.8 million online customers.
The Engage Me Lab as part of Insurance & Wealth Value Stream, is furthering its Native Mobile App journey to transform current digital experience in the pensions eco system by adding a new Digital channel to our existing channels, in order to meet Lloyds Banking Group's vision of becoming the best bank for customers. The feature teams within the Scottish Widows Mobile App landscape will be building, integrating and delivering new products / journeys to our customers.
We're currently seeking Android Engineers who are passionate about writing modular, well-tested applications with a long lifespan. We value easy-to-maintain code, solid engineering practices, and sensible use of frameworks, patterns, and automation.
We work in a complex business with a high volume of customers and transactions, so a desire to dive into the details and come up with creative solutions is key. We're building our engineering community, and we're always keen to speak with those who are interested in actively engaging with technical groups. Within mobile, there's a strong focus on business value and giving customers the features they need.
Your key responsibilities will include:

Interacting with business analysts, quality engineers and UX/UI designers
Validating requirements and system design
Performing code reviews
Mentoring less experienced developers/engineers
Optimising and refactoring code structures
Supporting the Release and Incidents team to quickly find and fix any issues with the production Apps
Always keeping one eye on the latest Android technologies and share the knowledge within the organisation

We would like to hear from you, if you:

Have a sound understanding and practical experience of engineering fundamentals of mobile development such as performance, APIs, troubleshooting, latency, etc.
Have significant experience building and maintaining commercial Android applications
Are confident working with the Git version control systems.
Know how the software development lifecycle works, and have good knowledge of source control, automated testing, and writing high-quality software
Have solid understanding of designing a mobile experience for variable screen sizes
Are excited by the changing Android landscape, and care deeply about learning new technologies and patterns
Enjoy collaborative working as part of a cross-functional team, are familiar with agile principals, and are passionate about sharing knowledge internally
Want to work on applications that have millions of active users, and regularly deliver new features into their hands
Have hands-on experience of continuous delivery.
Are experienced in code reviewing
Have mentored or keen to, mentor/develop junior (or less experienced) Engineers
Strong understanding of Android application architecture patterns, threading and how to write robust apps
Experience in Functional Reactive Programming using RxJava, RxKotlin or other FRP frameworks and dependency injection using Dagger2 or other DI frameworks
Comfortable working with both Kotlin and Java Android codebases
Android Studio, Gradle
JIRA, Confluence

Don't worry if you don't tick all these boxes; we're open minded and keen to invest in enthusiastic and positive people!
It would be great also, if you:

Know how the software development lifecycle works, and have good knowledge of source control, automated testing, and being part of an agile team
Were interested and/or had experience in building sophisticated UI
Were interested and/or had experience in Accessibility

Our inclusive culture offers you flexibility to try new things while helping you build the future you want.
Together we'll make it possible...
So what can we offer you in return?
Whatever your aspiration, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that's enriching and full of opportunity.
You'll also receive a package that includes

Discretionary bonus
Cash sum of 4% which you can exchange for a variety of benefits or simply take the cash
Private Medical Insurance
Pension, where we'll give up to a max of 15%
Share plans
30 days holiday plus bank holidays

Are you interested in joining us? Apply today, we'd love to hear from you...