Android Developer

Affecto Recruitment
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Affecto Recruitment are proud to partner with The Floow, a world-renowned telematics company based in Sheffield. Following a period of rapid growth and success they are looking to double its technical workforce over the coming months and as such Affecto are keen to speak to Android Developers who share The Floow's enthusiasm for technology.


At The Floow, we see something special where others see mobile phones. We see tools with the power to tell us so much more about ourselves than we could ever hope to know otherwise. Tools equipped with a wide array of rich sensors such as Accelerometers, GPS and Gyroscopes. And we value the talents of those whose calling it is to unlock their deepest mysteries.


We develop smartphone apps for insurers, to collect driving data and deliver services to them and their customers. You can be part of the team that is at the leading edge of telematics app mobile development We develop apps that collect data, or inform drivers how to improve their driving behaviour, communicate with fitted devices or SDK's designed to be fully integrated into our client's mobile apps.

We believe that our mobile app development is world class and we intend to remain in that position.


Here within the Android team, we have made it our goal to tap into the power of the largest mobile ecosystem on the planet in the world, and bring the benefits of the knowledge this power grants to customers all over the world. That's why we have built rich mobile apps for customers all over the world, from Norway to Ireland, South Africa to the United States, Argentina to London that combine this knowledge with state of the art data science.


As an Android Developer with The Floow, you will be passionate about programming and have a sound understanding of Android software development and related concepts. iOS experience is viewed as a very compelling desirable skill. At The Floow you'll be creating state-of-the-art apps, within an exciting emerging industry - telematics. You will be responsible for the on-going development and improvement of a range of Android applications designed by us to meet the requirements of the Company's clients as well state of the art own-branded apps to showcase our technology.

Experience Required:

  • Computer Science / related numerate degree (BS or MS) or equivalent work experience
  • OOP, Java, Concurrency, reflection
  • Git, Maven, Gradle, Android Studio
  • 2-4 years of Native Android development experience (Java)
  • Android SDK
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience targeting multiple Android devices across all OS versions.

Desirable Experience:

  • UNIX/Mac OS/Linux terminal and shell scripting
  • Familiarity with Apache Thrift, JSON and Google Cloud Services
  • UI/UX skills
  • Experience in the Mobile industry, working on devices with limited power supply
  • Understanding of wireless communication protocols at a low level, ability to work with binary logic
  • Interest in embedded devices/systems
  • Ability to deploy Unit Testing toolchains and methodologies
  • Understanding of Objective C and iOS development, able to work closely with iOS developers.
  • Continuous integration
  • Experience interacting with non-technical clients in the Financial Sector


  • You'll have an opportunity to take a key role in a fast-growing mobile team, shaping the final form of a rapidly evolving technology gaining relevance at an accelerated pace
  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact within the team, applying the skills and methodologies you bring to evolve an existing software infrastructure and take it to the next level
  • You'll be able to work closely with key players in the growing field of UBI (Usage Based Insurance), as well as other clients in the automotive and other industries
  • The position advertised is a permanent role, with remuneration based upon experience
  • We offer both Bonus and Pension schemes for all employees as well as 21 days' holiday
  • You'll be working in our Sheffield City Centre location which has good public transport links and car parking.
  • You'll be working for a company with an excellent culture, in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Please note that all direct and third party applications will be directed to Affecto Recruitment for review.

Affecto Recruitment is acting as a Recruitment Agency in this instance and is an equal opportunities employer.

Affecto Recruitment work in all roles within IT including Software Developers, Android and iOS Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, Test Analysts, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Database Administrators, Data Analysts, MI Analysts, BI Analysts and Embedded Software Engineers with a vast range of clients UK wide but predominantly South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.