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Android Developer

The Access Group

The Access Group

Software Engineering
Loughborough, UK
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023
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  • Expiry Date: 16 September 2023
  • Job Ref: J8695

Android Developer

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!
Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company.

Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?

At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.
We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.

This position is for an Android Developer to be part of a growing development team. Reporting to the Team Lead/Scrum Master, you will be influential in the design and enhancement of our mobile application which is used by 30,000+ users for managing care in the Health & Social Care sector.

You will have accountability for ensuring our software meets business requirements and aligns with technology and governance standards and ensure delivery of on-time, quality solutions.

About you:

You are a dynamic, skilled developer with a passion for technology and a keen sense of pride in the work you do. You are a strong team player who thrives on close collaboration with your colleagues and takes shared ownership of the development pipeline along with the team. You are focused on delivering high-quality solutions to given times lines and are comfortable in an agile scrum environment. You are constantly seeking to improve both your skills and the skills of others and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic company. You will work closely with server-side members of the team, contribute to planning sessions and architect technical solutions as well as guide the technical evolution of products.

Technical Requirements:

• Expert experience using Android SDK and Android Studio
• Strong Java or Kotlin skills plus an understanding of Unit Testing / UI Testing frameworks in general and automated testing principles
• Android architecture components
• Experience using Git Source Control
• Knowledge of Agile/Scrum processes
• Offline data storage and synchronisation
• Familiar with Firebase and Google Play/app release process
• Practical experience developing in line with SOLID design principles
• Experience developing Apps that integrate with RESTful Web APIs
• Base Understanding of:
o Microservice architecture
o Dependency Injection
o Knowledge of Reactive Programming, such as RxJava.
o Room Databases
o oAuth2 / OpenID tokens
o Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

Key Responsibilities:

• Design, develop and iteratively release quality driven software solutions following Agile methologies to meet agreed requirements and acceptance criteria using a range of languages and technologies.
• Write clean, self-documenting code that is well structured, well-named and easy to read. Ensuring development starndards are established, known and followed within an agile team.
• Actively contribute to requirement discussions and analysis, whilst taking responsibility for understanding the scope, risk and complexity of changes, and where appropriate, provide feedback to the requirements and acceptance criteria.
• Analyse, identify and fix the root cause of defects throughout the various layers of an application.
• Identify, compartmentalise and execute refactoring where commercially/technically necessary, with a focus on maintainability.
• Support the team's sprint deliverables, through proactive contribution to planning, ownership of tasks, identification of dependencies and effective management of risks and product security.
• Actively promote a quality focussed approach within the team, showing ownership for quality activities and collaboration with the QA team. Prepared to test own work and that of others to ensure quality.
• Helps to ensure value is achieved through development by understanding customer requirements, identifying dependencies and risk, clearly communicating and escalating where appropriate.
• Actively working with the team to take ownership in the complete life cycle of product development, from refinement to release.

As a well-rounded Developer, your Skills and Experiences likely include:

• A passion for software and technology
• Quick learning capability, easily picking up new technical concepts
• High standard of written and spoken English
• Open and collaborative style
• Problem solver
• Creative and innovative
• Can commit to delivering and maintaining high standards
• Manage time efficiently and effectively
• Pragmatic, competitive and driven to continuous learning/improvement
• Development and deployment of Enterprise SaaS solutions.

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.
• Healthy, friendly, and inclusive culture
• Work - life balance
• Hybrid/Remote working
• Flexible working hours
• Competitive salary package
• Great Holiday Package (starting from 25)
• Charity day – day off paid by the company for volunteering activities
• Private Healthcare & Life Insurance
• 7 Card Sport Allowance
• Meal tickets
• Referral Bonus
• Christmas Bonus
• Big Break – all-inclusive holiday paid by the company
• Other benefits