Principal Java Developer

Yolk Recruitment Ltd
Bristol (City Centre)
£45,000 - £55,000
01 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Java Developer

Are you a Principal Developer looking for the opportunity to grow?

Would you like to become a key part of continuing to develop an existing product that is already running on over a million Android and IoS devices, as well as helping to formulate and create new complimentary and parallel product lines.

You will need to manage a team of two Bristol based developers to their full potential. They will have the support of an offshore team and will take a keen interest in the design and system architecture of the product and help set standards for these moving forward.

What is Screen Time?

Screen Time started as a solution to the problem of managing your kids screen usage, one that doesn?t involve nagging, bargaining, begging and then hiding them when all else fails. Technology can be amazing but kids are also transfixed by it and when it?s removed they are kids again and still do the things we all loved to do.

From this Screen Time was born as a non-intrusive way to deal with this problem. What started out as an idea, is now the most successful app of its kind. In 2 years we?ve built a user base of over a million devices and in the last year we?ve doubled in size and know we?ve only just started to tap into our potential.

That?s why we need you.

We?ve got big plans and a lot of work to do to get there. The culture is still evolving and you will have the opportunity to influence and define working practices and values. For now, you will be part of an informal team based at the Engine Shed in Bristol. You will need to be comfortable having control over your own work and time and believe in giving people the flexibility they need to do great work while helping them to live balanced lives.

We value people with open minds, people who look to overcome a challenge and like to do this as a team. We want people who are interested in all aspects of the business, who are communicative, and people who are excited about delivering an exceptional product to millions of customers globally.

We are looking for somebody that is not afraid, somebody that is willing to think outside the box, and push technical boundaries. A developer that when faced with a problem, has the hunger to overcome obstacles to develop brand new, original ideas, that will further enhance the applications features.

The Role and You

We need a Principal Developer who is still happy to write code but can mentor the rest of the team. You will oversee the design and architecture of all features and products moving forward and will help us continue to develop elegant and simple to use apps to solve real world problems. You will report to the Managing Director directly with the opportunity to grow your role as the company grows.

Experience with the existing technology stack is important, but the right person won?t be phased by any technology. More important is your willingness and ability to pick up new technologies and support our team with this as we move forward. We are currently working with Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, iOS Swift, Android, Google Cloud, Linux, VPN, AngularJS, NPM, Gradle, Cordova, Bootstrap, Git, REST, CircleCi, C#, .NET and other stuff and you?ll be happy to get involved in all of this and more besides.

Experience of working on mobile apps would be great but as long as you have core Java knowledge we can support you as you get up to speed. It would be desirable if you have experience managing cloud based architecture and be fully comfortable within this.

More importantly you?ll be good at what you do. You?ll be a natural problem solver with a creative and inquisitive mind who loves software and technology. You?ll be commercially savvy, you?ll understand what it means to work for a small, young company where everyone needs to work as a team and sometimes you just need to muck in and help out.

We are ready for the next chapter of our story?.are you?

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role - then please get in touch. We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place. If you have any further questions then please contact Victoria Gunstone at Yolk Recruitment.

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.*

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