Android Engineer

City of London
£68139 - £75710 per annum
25 Nov 2020
17 Dec 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Title: Android Engineer
Location: Central London office
Base Salary: £68, 139 - £75, 710 plus excellent benefits

The role is based at out central London hub location. When we can return to the office, there is opportunity to work 1-2 days per week from home and work from the office 3 days per week. We're happy to offer flexible work schedules, for example start and finish times, or compressed hours!

About Lloyds Banking Group
We're committed to Help Britain Prosper and become the best bank for customers. As part of this, we're transforming our digital capability, providing customers with simpler, continuous interactions across online, mobile and branches. Our digital platforms (public website, mobile & tablet app, and internet banking website) are where the majority of customer and colleague interactions with the bank take place. They are becoming increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of public API's, growing numbers of devices to access them from and evolving operating systems.


The team
The successful candidate will be working as part of the Retail Transformation directorate delivering new features for customers across our brands in the mobile space. The Retail Lab mobile teams are fully agile and strive for excellence. As a part of the team, you'll have the opportunity to participate in internal Hackathons, coding challenges and bi-weekly platform meetings where the community shares knowledge.

About the role
In this role, you'll contribute to the technical leadership team's work of driving the technology and future of the platform. Working with the Strategy and UX/UI Design teams as well as customer organisations to architect, design, and implement solutions.
You'll also be crafting, developing, and producing mobile components and services; resolve, apply, and improve appropriate methodologies and toolsets for customers.

The minimum background experience and skills you'll need to apply:
*You have a solid understanding of designing a mobile experience for variable screen sizes in variable versions of Android and strong knowledge of Android SDK
*Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices and experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
*Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks and a knack for benchmarking and optimisation
*Understanding of Google's Android design principles and interface guidelines and proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git


Additionally, we'd looking for hands-on experience of continuous delivery across areas such as code reviewing; mentoring/educating junior (or less experienced) developers; understanding of basic App architectures (i.e. MVP); strong Java & Kotlin knowledge; confident knowledge about best practices libraries (Dagger2, RxJava, RxAndroid, Retrofit, Butterknife).


It would also be great if you have the following experience but not essential:
*Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
*Understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and responsive web design as well as knowledge of RESTful APIs and web services
*Familiarity with MVVM architecture, Android Architecture Components


At LBG, we're invested in your continual development. That's why we've fostered a collaborative learning environment that supports your career goals and encourages knowledge-sharing.


In return, you'll benefit from a competitive salary, and we'll also provide:
*£68, 139 - £75, 710 (base salary)
*Generous employer pension contribution up to 13%
*30 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
*A 4% flex cash pot to spend on benefits (or take as cash)
*Discretionary variable annual performance bonus
*Private Medical health cover, Share schemes and access to staff discounts


We're proud to have received the following industry recognition:
'Stonewall Top Private Sector Employer', 'Top10 Employer for Working Families', 'The Times Top 50 Employer for Women', 'Gold Standard' and "Best Workplace Adjustments Process" from the Business Disability Forum - each demonstrating our dedication to the principles of agile working and inclusion for all.


Sound like your ideal next workplace? If you have the skills, we're after and playing a key role in our digital transformation appeals then we would love to hear from you!


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