Lead Android Developer
at Pulselive in London
Pulselive is a leading technology company specialising in sport. We’re proud digital partner to some of the world’s largest sport organisations, including:
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Indian Premier League (IPL)
Australian Football League (AFL)
Liverpool Football Club
Leicester City Football Club
This means we’re responsible for creating, developing and managing digital platforms, reaching millions of sports fans every day; whether that’s the official Rugby or Cricket World Cup website or the Premier League’s iOS and Android apps.
Why We’re Unique »
We operate at the intersection of digital, social media and broadcast, in an industry that’s rapidly evolving and converging through technology. We help our clients adapt to the way sports fans, like us, are rapidly changing their consumption habits.
It’s how we engage a global audience of passionate fans that gets us excited, in addition to the creative and technical challenges this presents. We’ve a team of highly talented and motivated creatives, developers, product managers and operators that work together to make this happen.
We have the added benefit of being a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. This gives us a range of benefits, from financial security to staff discounts. We remain independently run and retaining a young, energetic start-up mentality is of great importance to us. Our team is currently ~70 strong, predominantly in the UK, with a couple of offices overseas.
The Role »
More and more people across the world are using mobile applications as a key source of online sports content, therefore we are now on the lookout for a highly skilled Android Team Lead to play a crucial role in creating the future of world class native experiences.
You will be joining our London (UK) based mobile development team which consists of a evenly split group of highly specialised native Android and iOS developers with a variety of backgrounds. Our Android team has fully switched to using Kotlin as our main development language.
This presents a great opportunity to lead a growing team of skilled Android developers and help define the future of our mobile products.
As a team we will create the best possible apps by combining high quality in-house built technology with market leading design and user experience.
Key Responsibilities »
Leading a growing team of highly skilled and dedicated Android developers
Defining architecture and leading the development of exceptional bespoke and large scale android applications
Work with the Creative team to ensure that the UI and UX is market leading
Develop new ideas with other developers and creatives in the business to generate into “Pulse products” to help keep us on the bleeding edge
Participate in design and code reviews to ensure knowledge share and code quality
4+ years of experience within native Android mobile application development
Experience as a technical Android lead
Experience in web service integration (REST, JSON, XML)
Experience using SCM tools such as GIT or SVN
Experience working in agile teams using SCRUM and/or Kanban or similar
Experience working with persistent storage solutions
Portfolio of android applications visible on Google Play
B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
Keen to learn new technologies, tools and platforms
Experience leading a team of software developers
Experience with client facing technical communication
Experience working in multiple ongoing projects
Experience working in Kotlin