Overview

Who we are:

Laundrapp is a truly unique environment. We mix convenience with high-quality cleaning and since our successful UK launch in 2015, we’ve grown to over 50 towns and cities across the UK. Now we’re ready to take on the rest of the world too. As one of Europe’s most buzzing start-ups, we’re looking for the best talent out there to join our team of superstars.

The role:

We’re seeking a talented Senior Android Developer to become our team’s Android specialist.

This role is highly UI focussed, requiring a Material Design guru who has kept up with the latest features added in Lollipop and beyond. We’re talking view shadows, the RecyclerView, drawable animation and styling effects as well as material design animation and activity transition effects.

We also want you to take responsibility for our products on Android by bringing your own suggestions about how we can improve the quality of our Android apps and ensuring our customers are receiving the best possible experience on the Android platform.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Architect, implement and maintain our Android apps
  • Ensure the quality of our app and use your initiative to lead the business on all things Android
  • Implement beautiful user interfaces and eye-popping effects
  • Assist the UX team in employing Android best practices in their designs
  • Rapidly create prototypes, synthesise feedback and develop a production quality app

How it works:

Building and maintaining an app across platforms is tricky business. A lot of businesses take the non-native route, but at Laundrapp the native look and feel are really important to us, so we make the effort to maintain separate native apps on Android and iOS.

That doesn’t mean we don’t share any code between the two platforms. We maintain a cross platform SDK, written in Java, which handles the model, networking and persistence storage – everything apart from the UI. We use a transcompiler to make the SDK platform independent. It has the added bonus of keeping our code base highly modular and testable.

What this means is, we want each member of the team to specialise in their respective technology and take ownership of the code they are writing and maintaining.

As the Senior Android developer, you’ll be the authority on Android Studio, Dalvik/ART, and all things Android.

Why you’ll love working at Laundrapp:

  • Great location near Covent Garden
  • Flexible working hours with core hours between 11am – 4:30pm
  • Regular social events & team activities, from karaoke to go-karting
  • A genuinely empowering environment
  • A truly entrepreneurial team with a desire to change the world!
  • Last but not least, you’ll receive an employee Laundrapp allowance

What you’ll need:

  • Advanced Android development experience with a range of apps in the Play Store
  • Advanced programming experience
  • Good understanding of Gradle
  • Examples of apps in the Play Store with modern, great looking UIs you built
  • Strong understanding of GIT version control
  • Ruby / Calabash experience desirable
  • Experience with Objective-C/Swift is an added bonus
  • Experience of working in a high paced startup a plus

You will be:

  • An excellent communicator – confident and articulate
  • A can-do person, with a positive attitude, and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Comfortable working at a fast (startup) pace
  • Ambitious to contribute to the path of Laundrapp as we grow

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