Junior Android Engineer

Graduate at busuu

Junior Android Engineer

Graduate at busuu

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 24 May, 2019
  • CompetitiveCompetitive
About Us
  • -------
We are the world ́s largest language learning community with over 90m users from 190 countries, growing at up to 30,000 new users per day. We make learning a language easy by combining AI-powered courses with instant feedback from our global community of native speakers. Our mission is to break down language barriers across the globe

Job description
  • --------------
As the largest social network for language learning in the world we've already had some great success, but there is so much more that we want to build and improve on. We're looking for smart, agile, independent engineers who can help us take our Android apps to the next level, providing more amazing ways for our users to interact with one another and further improve their learning. You'll be someone who loves the user experience, can build beautiful and efficient apps and isn't afraid to share opinions on the best way to design the APIs they'll be consuming.

Our project is based on Clean Architecture architecture and MVP. Working in an agile team (Scrum), we like to brainstorm during problem solving, and like seeing green bars when running Unit Tests. Our code base is 40% Kotlin at the moment and we make use of Dependency Injection and libraries such as Retrofit, Dagger 2, RxJava, Room, Butterknife, Mockito and others. But we're always open to change and the best tool for the job should be the one we're using.

We've got users spread all over the world. You'll need to think not just about the latest technology, but also how our users, who may not be using the latest and greatest devices, will interact with our product.

Why is an Android Engineer important at busuu?

The Android platform is the fastest growing mobile platform in the world, especially in the emerging markets that we count among our biggest countries. Android at busuu is growing faster than ever, leading the switch to mobile in greater and greater numbers. We're live in more than 40 countries across the world and we want to keep adding to that and to the features that we're bringing to our millions of users. The reach and impact that our Android app has across the world, is to enrich users lives through easy access to language learning, meaning it is incredibly important to us to continue to build extraordinary Android applications that are accessible to everyone.

What does an Android Engineer do at busuu?

As an Android Engineer, you'll be working on our flagship and region specific apps, shipping to over 40 countries throughout the world in over 10 languages, offering our users a huge variety of languages to learn from. You'll think about how users interact with our learning experience, how to help them learn better and faster and then build an experience that everyone can enjoy learning with.

You'll work on brand new and existing features, shipping often and supporting your application all the way to production and beyond. You'll work with an amazing, experienced team of Android engineers, and think about the entire life cycle of the application, from architecture to automated testing. We're not afraid to do the right thing, refactoring when necessary while at the same time ensuring that we're shipping new features to consumers as fast as possible.

What makes a great Android Engineer at Busuu
  • Professional Android development experience, with a history of shipping Android apps
  • Previous involvement in entire app development lifecycle, from project creation through coding & QA to app store deployment
  • Knowledge in unit testing in Android (Mockito would be perfect)
  • Good foundation in Android UI principles. You will be working with a UX team, but your suggestions and design ideas will be appreciated and considered
  • Understanding of web services and REST APIs
  • Deep appreciation of mobile development practices and Android app optimisation
  • Good understanding of Android app architecture and use of design patterns
  • Strong OO & Java skills, some experience with Kotlin with an appreciation for pragmatism and simplicity in code
  • An instinct for excellent app design and user experience
Have a read through our tech blog to learn more about what we're up to! https://tech.busuu.com

Benefits...
  • Competitive salary.
  • Bonus Scheme.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Gym membership.
  • Free breakfast and snacks.
  • Free dinner if you are staying late.
  • Regular company trips (last one in Crete, next one in Croatia ) and evenings out in London.
  • Friday socialising - we make sure we stop working and spend time together at the end of the week.

Discover thousands of entry to mid-level jobs on Advance.careers. All opportunities - one platform, curated for you by AI-powered career assistant.

About busuu

Founded in 2008, busuu was designed to change the global language learning industry. 
The company is committed to developing innovative ways of using technology to enhance and transform the way in which people learn languages, through its mobile and online platforms. 
With over 80 million users and 12 languages to study, busuu’s
... Read more
  • Position industryAcademia & Education
  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Count of employess51-200 employees
  • FoundedFounded in 2008
Visa sponsor

Track your progress. Chat directly to companies

Stay organised. Save, Apply and Track applications all in one place.

Can't wait! Get me in

158,860+ entry to mid-level jobs for you

We deliver you ALL entry-level roles in the UK on one platform. Leverage AI to discover your true calling. Your suggestions get better with every swipe.

Got it

15,400+ incredible companies looking for you

Companies will invite you directly to interviews. They can contact you only with relevant jobs. You are in control!

Awesome, what else?

Track your progress. Chat directly to companies

Stay organised. Save, Apply and Track applications all in one place.

Can't wait! Get me in

158,860+ entry to mid-level jobs for you

We deliver you ALL entry-level roles in the UK on one platform. Leverage AI to discover your true calling. Your suggestions get better with every swipe.

Got it