Senior Software Engineer (Android)

Competitive Salary

comparethemarket.com

Full-time
London
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What’s the challenge?

As a Senior Software Engineer (Android) at comparethemarket.com, you will drive the technical direction within the Android Mobile team delivering first class mobile solutions and contributing to an evolving culture of innovation, enthusiasm and passion.

At comparethemarket.com (CTM) our passion is creating great software; we look to push the boundaries with new technologies so that we can deliver the very best for our customers and our Senior Software Engineers are at the heart of delivering this. We value everyone’s opinion in building top class software, the role of a Senior Software Engineer is crucial in setting technical direction and building team consensus.

We want Senior Software Engineers with an unrivalled enthusiasm for new and emerging technologies who work best in a collaborative team environment. We are passionate about empowering our employees and do the same with our consumers, allowing them to compare, choose and purchase the most suitable product for them.

What will it take to be successful as a Senior Android Software Engineer?
  • You’ll be an advocate of extreme programming, keen to test first, deploy often and pair program
  • You’ll have a high level of coding standards (OO, design patterns, testing approaches, TDD) with a polyglot approach to problem solving
  • You’ll be a customer focused, natural influencer and negotiator with an enthusiasm for motivating teams
  • You’ll be an active learner, with a passion for keeping up to date with emerging technologies, and able to pick up new concepts fast
  • Proven experience of coaching, mentoring and driving technical excellence from a team of engineers
Key Skills
  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, Kotlin / Java and XML
  • Knowledge of thin view architecture (MVP/ MVVM/ MVI or similar)
  • Exposure to Gradle build process and Continuous Integration
  • Experience in writing Unit Tests (JUnit), UI tests (Espresso) and Mocking (Mockito)
  • Experience of multi-threading and working with frameworks such as RxJava and dependency injection such as Dagger
  • Experience working with REST APIs and offline caching
  • Exposure to deploying applications to cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc)
Why choose us?

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.

About BGL

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

We’re growing, and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Beagle Street, Junction, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas.

We enjoy what we do, and we have fun doing it!

Diversity and Inclusion

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.

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