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Lead Android DevOps Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
Poland - Krakow Office

About us

We own and develop the Dyson Link Smart home app (more info here), which is at the forefront of Dyson's IoT experience.   We are proud of what we have built so far; we have an App Store and Google Play rating of over 4 stars, we have more than 1 million active users worldwide and our IoT platform has over 4 million connected Dyson machines. We have huge ambition to grow this platform and as we connect more machines from more categories the challenge is significant.  

Our Team

There are 6 app teams, currently located in the UK and Singapore, each with up to 6 mobile developers and 3 test automation engineers, plus a scrum master and product owner. We all come from a variety of educational backgrounds and experience levels; not all of us are computer science graduates. We believe that teams composed of people from diverse backgrounds are more successful and innovative.

Our teams have the autonomy to manage their own work using Scrum or Kanban frameworks, each honing their ways of working through regular retrospectives and knowledge sharing. We all share a commitment to creating high-quality code, and engineers choose to follow practices such as pair programming, mobbing, and test-driven development. We also regularly share our knowledge and interests peer-to-peer through ‘community meetings’, which have led to the adoption of new technologies and improved cross-team collaboration. 

We often need to interact with people from different parts of the business, such as embedded software and the cloud teams, so we plan in 5-sprint ‘increments’, based on the best bits of the Scaled Agile Framework. This gives us more visibility of upcoming work while remaining responsive, and allows us to collaborate effectively with other teams within our 15,000-person organisation. 

Mutual trust and respect between team members is important to build a supportive environment where people can do their best work. Our teams understand themselves well enough to make decisions about how they work; everyone’s contribution is vital.

Besides being software professionals, we are also people who enjoy playing online or board games, heading out to lunchtime yoga classes, recording our latest run on Strava or just catching up over coffee. The last year has been a challenge, but we have maintained and strengthened our culture while working through the various lockdowns with virtual events, an informal team newsletter and an empathetic attitude to the needs of individuals.

About the Role  

 

The Mobile Platform Engineer is responsible for ensuring the build, test and release platforms are up to date, stable and loved by our App feature development teams. 

The role would suite someone with an Android background that really enjoys the CI side of things.  You will be enjoy creative thinking to solve daily challenges while adhering to good software design principles. 

 

Requirements: 

  • Expertise in implementing and improving CI/CD pipelines for native mobile Apps 

  • Experience with Android build optimisation using Gradle 

  • Experience of building native Android apps with Kotlin 

  • Experience of working in Scrum or Kanban 

  • Preferably experience of Bitrise or similar 

  • Preferably experience with Docker or similar container technologies 

  • Experience of optimising and fixing Espresso Tests and Junit tests 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

Responsibilities: 

  • Refining, estimating and planning work as part of a scrum team 

  • Keeping the Android platform up to date by performing Android Platform version upgrades 

  • Upgrading third party libraries and updating gradle to ensure we can move build on the latest platform version 

  • Ensuring our Espresso tests platform supports most popular customer android platform versions and devices 

  • Configuration of productivity, code quality and security tools such as SonarQube and BlackDuck 

  • Creating, improving and monitoring our CI/CD workflows and ensure smooth and error-free environments which stay within our KPIs for duration, queue time and stability, developer productivity, deployment time 

  • Being the point person for any questions and concerns regarding the Android CI/CD flow and build requests 

Benefits

Financial:

  • We offer either an employment contract (UoP) or a B2B contract, depending on the outcome of the recruitment process and internal evaluation.

  • Performance related bonus

  • Life Assurance​

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Pension scheme with competitive employer contributions

  • Recognition Program

  • Holiday Allowance

Lifestyle:

  • Free fruit delivered for office staff, free coffee and tea

  • Cafeteria Benefit – wellness programme, cinema tickets, Multisport card etc.

  • Work pattern: Hybrid 3 days from office in Krakow, 2 days remotely 

Health:

  • Medical: Employee cover + opportunity to buy additional cover for family

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.