Senior Android Developer at Babylon Health, London, £Contract Rate
Dec 04, 2019
Duration not stated
Senior Android Developer (contract)
UK - LONDON (BABYLON HQ)
TECHNOLOGY – ANDROID
We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.
To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.
At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.
We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…
There’s a lot to do…
As part of a cross-functional delivery team, you’ll either be involved in a big rewrite or building something from scratch. Things like:
• Rewriting our chatbot on android
• Improving the android video consultations
• Building a new android app for patient metrics
• Maintaining & extending the SDK
• Helping the teams be more productive – CI/CD
• Building new products in areas like women’s health and mental health
About the Android developer team
There are currently around 15 of us in London but as an Android Engineer you'll be joining a smaller, agile cross-functional team made up of QA, design, Android, iOS and backend engineers. You'll get the chance to collaborate with designers, product managers, and healthcare professionals, tackling complex, exciting problems on a daily basis.
We're passionate about our codebase and are always looking for innovative ways to build fast. All our new code is written in Kotlin and we use an MVI architecture with Rx and Dagger to help us write high-quality, testable code. We currently have over 11,000 tests and counting!
As a team, we love to learn and often participate in Lunch and Learn sessions with other Android developers and the wider tech community. For example, we've given talks at Droidcon London and Londroid.
We're big fans of open source; we use it in our products and prefer to open source what we develop. We also support engineering teams with training and get an annual, individual budget for reading materials and to attend conferences anywhere in the world.
We do what we say, so we have made our interview process publicly available. It can be found here, in what we call the Android "Playbook"
We have 2 offices in London, one in South Kensington and one in Liverpool Street. You probably want some flexibility around your hours & remote working. Maybe you’ve got little people or side projects. Or maybe this just enables you to work better. That’s cool with us.
You will feel at home if you:
Are an experienced Android developer / android engineer. You've probably been building Android apps for a few years
Like finding solutions to complex problems
Like building new projects from scratch using modern technology
Love working with and learning from smart and passionate as you
Like agile / scrum and working as part of a smaller cross-functional & feature focused team
Want to take ownership of big pieces of work, from the planning phase right the way through to execution and delivery
Have a passion for quality and strong attention to detail
Want to learn new technologies
Have advanced experience in Android development and architecture, including API design techniques
Have experience with or like mentoring junior engineers
Have published one or more Android apps in Google Play
We'd be super impressed if:
You contribute to the Android community, through things like projects on GitHub, blog posts or giving talks
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