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Mobile Android Engineering Lead

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 May 2024

Job Details

End Date
Tuesday 14 May 2024

Salary Range
£86,964 - £158,581

We support flexible working - click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options
Flexible / Variable Hours, Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary
Who are Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s leading digital banking franchise, with over 13 million active online customers across our three main brands - including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland - as well as the biggest mobile bank in the country. We're building 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. 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.

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Mobile Android Engineering Lead

SALARY: £86,964 - £102,310 DOE

LOCATION(S): Bristol

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in the Bristol office.

About this opportunity

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK’s leading digital banking franchise, with over 13 million active online customers across our three main brands - including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland - as well as the biggest mobile bank in the country. We're building 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. 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.

Here’s where you’ll make a difference:

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven candidate to join us as an Android Engineering Lead working across several cross-disciplinary feature teams providing engineering leadership and expertise. You will be passionate about designing and delivering scalable mobile applications.

You will:
  • Collaborate with solution architects, UI/UX designers, API development team and proposition managers to refine and implement features
  • Act as an authority with knowledge of best practice Android UI/UX design principles and patterns
  • Demonstrate leadership for mobile architecture
  • Provide mentoring and supporting for Android development team members
  • Help create prototypes to explore innovative solutions and features


In return, you’ll enjoy an exciting, innovative environment which supports flexible and agile working. You will work in a highly collaborative way and enjoy seeing the impact of your work by crafting digital experiences.

About You:
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of Android applications with other systems
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest Android trends and technologies and actively contributing to architectural decisions and tech stack choices
  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance to junior Android developers
  • Conducting code reviews to maintain code quality and supporting knowledge sharing through peer programming


About us

Like the modern Britain we serve, we’re evolving. Investing billions in our people, data and tech to transform the way we meet the ever-changing needs of our 26 million customers. We’re growing with purpose. Join us on our journey and you will too...

What you’ll need -

We believe that people don't fit neatly into roles, and we value everyone's individual skills, experience, and knowledge - it's what makes you amazing!

As a minimum to be considered, we would like to see demonstrated core experience in:
  • Professional working knowledge in designing a mobile experience for variable screen sizes in variable versions of Android
  • Excellent knowledge of Kotlin/Java
  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Awesome knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks and benchmarking and optimisation
  • Proficient in Google's Android design principles, interface guidelines and code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Applying SOLID Principles
  • MVVM/MVI architecture, Android Architecture Components and other Jetpack libraries
  • Jetpack Compose
  • Working in a modularised codebase
  • UI testing


It would also be great if you had experience in:
  • Application security principals, cryptography and secure coding techniques
  • React / AngularJS frameworks
  • Strong understanding of source code repositories and change management tools, Git.
  • Experience of working with Docker or other containerisation technologies
  • Experience of successfully implementing and using CI/CD pipelines
  • Knowledge of agile development practices and test automation (Unit/Integration/E2E testing - Jest/Testing Library/Cucumber/Cypress).
  • Displaying a DevOps mindset and ability to use tools like Jenkins, Maven, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Experience with build processes and release automation (Azure/GCP Pipelines, Nexus).


About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares!
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping.
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies


Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people?

Join our journey.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Company

We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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