Android Developer

16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We're part of Europe's leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It's a genuine team effort. That's why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.

The perks

As a valued employee of Sky, you'll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there's a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too.

Your key responsibilities

The opportunity would see you join the Mobile Client software development team (Sky Go / Sky Q), which forms part of a much wider collection of teams that develop the Mobile platform and associated clients. Together we use cutting edge, highly scalable, technology to delight our customers with online services which allow them to consume Sky content online and on numerous hardware platforms.

As an Android Developer within the Mobile Client team you would:

- Collaborate daily with the implementation team (developers, analysts, product owners, etc.) to help produce acceptance criteria for user stories, providing technical and domain expertise that helps drive decision making

- Developing high quality, testable and performant software using agile practices

- Contributing to the technical direction of the team

- Implementing new features according their acceptance criteria, as well as maintaining and improving the existing features/codebase with an incremental and continuous improvement approach to deliver

- Quality should be at the heart of everything you do. Along with the wider team, you'll be responsible for ensuring quality and security of the application. This will include writing and maintain existing unit tests (TDD), and helping drive forward our efforts in to adopt BDD.

- Help maintain and improve existing process and policies

- Build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

- Excellent knowledge of the Android Platform

Your skills

- Development experience in one or more OOP languages

- Knowledge and experience of a wide range of Agile methodologies and best practices (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.). You'll be a champion for agile best practices and be able to discuss the various practices and their benefits in detail

- Solid background in, and knowledge of OOP design patterns and best practices is essential

- Excellent communicator, having worked collaboratively in teams of various sizes, liaising with stakeholders across the business

- RESTful service integration

- Experience and knowledge of TDD and associated frameworks

- Experience using Source Control (Git)

- Experience using Continuous Integration (Jenkins, etc.). Must be able to setup/maintain a CI environment

- Experience in writing Espresso tests

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

Happy to talk flexible working

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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