Lead Android Engineer

£81120 - £101400 per annum
28 May 2021
25 Jun 2021
Full Time
Job share available
Contract Type

Lead Android Engineer

Location: London Wall office


Our Mission

We're on a journey to build the bank of the future, and we need your help. We're continuing our extensive transformation Programme, redefining what a bank is from the inside out. Become part of our diverse team where you'll impact the lives of more than 26 million customers through brands including Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and Scottish Widows.

Why we're doing this?

We're 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, 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

We're passionate about our shared strong desire for delivering new features for customers across our brands in the mobile space. The Retail Lab mobile teams are part of the Retail Transformation directorate and are fully agile teams that strive for outstanding high quality. Joining our team, you'll have opportunities to participate in internal Hackathons, coding challenges and bi-weekly platform meetings and be a member of a phenomenal engineering community passionate about sharing knowledge and learning.

Who you are?

A self- motivated Lead Android Engineer proficient in Android mobile development. You have a deep technical know-how from crafting, developing, and producing mobile components and services, stakeholder management working closely with strategy and UX/UI Design teams to architect, design and implement solutions and you love mentoring and educating less experienced developers.

You'll be championing Android, setting standards (modernising our apps, adding new features, building bespoke API etc.), and exploring new technologies and software products; seizing learning and knowledge-sharing opportunities is in our hearts to help craft the way our customers view finances providing a better experience. You'll be passionate about promoting engineering and collaborating and engaging with a wide variety of engineers in different areas across the organisation and our partners.


  • Strong understanding of Android App life cycle from Modules to releasing of app to Play store
  • Deep understanding of mobile experience design for variable screen sizes in across versions of Android
  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks
  • Experience providing architectural and design direction and help shape and influence strategy
  • Extensive leadership of Engineering teams through line management, coaching & mentoring of developers

We're looking for hands-on experience of continuous delivery across areas such as code reviewing; understanding of basic App architectures (i.e. MVP) and you'll be confident working in an agile multi-functional team.

Nice to have

  • Cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and responsive web design as well as knowledge of web services
  • RESTful APIs from back-end services
  • MVVM architecture, Android Architecture Components

What you'll get from the role

You'll be working with like-minded team members, and you'll also be able to grow your own capabilities by pursuing and investing in personal development opportunities. Did you know we offer agile working patters from working 1-2 days per week from home, full-time, part-time, job share or flexible work schedules, for example start and finish times, or compressed hours!

What we'll give you in return:

Salary and Benefits package: £81, 120 - £101, 400 base salary, plus excellent benefits including a 4% flex cash pot to spend on benefits (or take as cash), generous employer pension contribution up to 15%, 30 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, discretionary variable annual performance bonus and private medical health cover, share schemes and access to staff discounts!

Together we'll make a difference. 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.

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 right skills, we're after and playing a key role in our continuing transformation programme appeals then get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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