Android Engineer (Remote within the UK)

Job description

We’re Chip. We’re here to make saving effortless, easy and fun. Our mission is to build the best savings app in the world.

We help people save up money automatically. In fact, we’ve automatically saved more than £150 million for tens of thousands of our savers already.

We’ve done all this by using AI, Open Banking and a disruptive approach to traditional banking.

Now, we’re helping people get better returns automatically, too.

You can open a market leading savings account in a couple of taps in Chip, as well as deposit, track and withdraw your money.

As you sit back, save and earn interest, we’ll keep going to the banks on your behalf to negotiate better rates.

This was a service that used to only be available to the super-rich, but we've done some clever things to pool Chip savers' money, so we can negotiate with banks like you're a millionaire.

Sounds pretty good, eh? And we’re just getting started.

Chip is being built by a fast-growing team of designers, developers, customer service professionals, marketers, banking experts, and entrepreneurs, with the backing of more than 11,000 investors and a huge community of Chip savers.
We’re growing fast, and we have some very exciting plans. So we need an Android Engineer to help us make them happen. 
NB: Expected start date 1st September

Requirements

We are looking for an Android Engineer who possesses a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits. This Android app developer will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of our mobile applications. Android programming works closely with other app development and technical teams.


Main duties of the role include;

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Work with outside data sources and APIs
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency


Our ideal candidate will have;

Essential

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven software development experience and Android skills development
  • Proven working experience in Android app development 
  • Have published at least one original Android app
  • Experience with Android SDK and Kotlin
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.

Highly desirable:

  • Android certified application developer
  • Android Architecture Components in particular:
    • MVVM (Cards architecture: View, ViewModel, ViewModelFactory, Navigator, Repository, RepositoryFactory)

PERKS 🎁

  • £35,000 - £55,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Share option scheme.
  • 5% interest bonus on your Chip account
  • Workplace pension scheme (Employer: 3% / Employee: 4% / Tax Relief: 1% / Total: 8%)
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity
  • Flexible/Remote working arrangements
  • Unlimited holiday (28 days contracted + bank holidays + Xmas to New year but policy not to count) ✈️
  • Free Classpass membership or gym membership
  • MacBook Pro or similar
  • Based in the heart of Chancery Lane
  • Opportunity to have a huge impact on our product while fast-tracking your knowledge, responsibility and skills in a high growth fintech startup.

Our Interview process: 📖

  1. Phone Screen with someone from our Talent team
  2. Video interview with the squad lead
  3. Take home technical test
  4. Final Interview and chance to meet your new peers

Note to Agencies

Chip does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our live roles on our career page. Chip will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to these unsolicited CVs. Chip explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited CVs, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Chip.