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Android Engineer at Chip

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤45000 - ₤55000 per year

We’re building the best savings account in the world of the future. 

It’s our mission to empower the mobile-first generation to save, invest and build real wealth seamlessly, effortlessly and innovatively.

We’re sick of tradition. We’re tired of doing things the old way; the way our grandparents did it. We’re bored by out-of-date processes designed to fit one type of person.

We want to challenge the idea that only the rich can become richer; that only the experts can understand finance; that only the mogul can find the best returns. Because why should we accept that? Potential isn’t a limited resource. Wealth isn’t either. 

We’re kicking down the door on what’s been done, rejecting the hand we’re dealt, and we’re rewriting a new future for wealth management; one where everyone wins. A future defined by automation, machine learning and cutting edge technology.

We're always improving. We’re continually building ways to make saving and investing space easier, more inclusive and, well… not boring. Because when you start to build real savings, the opportunities aren’t boring at all. 

Without the worry of savings, you have more time to think big, think about the future. You have freedom. Chip is the future of savings and investing, and we’re not going to stop until the whole world knows it.

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. We're looking for an Android Engineer to help us make them happen.

Come join the excitement. 

We are looking for an Android Engineer who possesses a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented engineers and build the next generation of our mobile applications. As an Android developer, you'll be at the core of Android delivery at Chip. You specialise in Android but use your much broader technical experience to help steer the team.

You'll be working with one of the fastest growing fintechs, helping us define how we use mobile to drive our business and help make saving effortless for millions.  You'll share your passion and experience with those around you, allowing and encouraging your less experienced teammates to step up to the challenges. 

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Design, build and ship features for our Android application from inception to release.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team to deliver a high quality product.
  • Working across the engineering team to help shape the products roadmap.
  • Build reusable tools to enhance our development practices.
  • Owning large architectural changes to the codebase. 
  • Being seen as a point of contact to other areas of the business and can communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders.

What we’re really looking for:

  • You're a passionate and self-motivated developer.
  • You've built an Android application that's on the Google Play Store.
  • Strong working knowledge of Kotlin and the Android SDKs.
  • You are committed to writing high quality, testable code.
  • You love collaborating as an Agile team.
  • Solid understanding of the mobile development lifecycle

What we’re really looking for: âœï¸

Although we’re in the financial space, and under the scrutiny that comes with it, the current Mobile team works well together, and even sometimes with a smile. We’re sure you’ve got the technical skills, otherwise you would have stopped reading by now, so let us be clear in what will make us want to work with you.

We want a real person, with interests outside of code, to join our team. You could be a dancer, a gamer, a musician, a parent, a hockey fan, or even that one person that still writes Twilight fan-fiction. Doesn’t matter to us. At the interview stages will be looking for empathy, eq, fun stories, and ability to smile even when things are tough. Code monkeys need not apply.

PERKS ðŸŽ

  • £45,000 - £55,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Discretionary share option bonus every 6 months
  • Workplace pension scheme (Employer: 3% / Employee: 4% / Tax Relief: 1% / Total: 8%)
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Unlimited holiday (28 days contracted but policy not to count) ✈️
  • Chip Scholarship fund to support your personal development
  • Company laptop
  • 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: ðŸ“–

  1. Video Screen with someone from our Talent team
  2. Short take home test
  3. Technical interview with the Android Tech Lead
  4. Final interview with HR and Product Manager

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.

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