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Lead Android Engineer (Global App Team) - Bristol.

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Bristol Office

About us

We own and develop the MyDyson smart home app, which is at the forefront of Dyson's IoT and customer experience. We are incredibly proud of what we have built; we have acheived an App Store and Google Play rating of 4.5 and 4.3 stars respectively, 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 support more machines from more categories the challenge is significant.

We have App teams located across the UK, Singapore and Poland. 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 weekly 'Community' meetings, which have led to the adoption of new technologies and improved cross-team collaboration.


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.

About the role

We are on the lookout for a Lead Android Engineer (technical lead) to join our mobile app team at Dyson. Communication, collaboration, self-evaluation, and a desire to improve are will hopefully be second nature to you, alongside holding high-regard for good engineering practices. You understand the need to deliver robust, testable code balanced against the need to deliver fast.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborating with your fellow developers to contribute to features and improvements to our Dyson Link app, ensuring they are tested, robust and scalable

  • Working with colleagues from other disciplines, including test engineers, product owners, Scrum Masters, UX/UI designers, and software engineers in our cloud and embedded teams

  • Sharing knowledge within the app team to develop your skills and competencies and those of your teammates

  • Identifying new technologies, tools and approaches to help continually improve standards and quality

Our app has a modular construction and is built using the MVVM pattern. Our codebase is over 85% Kotlin, with an ongoing effort to migrate our remaining Java code.


We are taking advantage of more and more JetPack libraries to help us develop quickly and reduce boilerplate code. These include Navigation Component for UI flows, Room for persistence and WorkManager for background tasks. Newer parts of the app are starting to be written in JetPack Compose.


For our cloud and product API calls, we use Volley, AWS IoT SDK and Gson, and we use Dagger for dependency injection. Almost everything that happens within our app is asynchronous, and we have extensive code to capture, combine and manage event streams. The majority of our asynchronous logic is in RxJava, although we are moving to use Coroutines and Flow in parts of the app.


We write our tests with JUnit, Robolectric and Mockito, and our UI tests are written in Espresso with Kakao.

About you

  • Ideally 7+ years of android development experience, ideally in a product development environment.

  • You’re interested in how technology can improve the environments people live in

  • You’re a collaborative person that believes in the Agile principles and how they can help empowered teams deliver the best software

  • You’ve contributed quality code to Android apps that have delighted their users

  • You’re passionate about learning new things and sharing those things with others

  • You get satisfaction from solving real-world problems with well-crafted software

  • You're keen to evolve products, software and technology with an exploratory mindset

Benefits

Financial benefits:

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Secure bike parking

  • Free lunch

Health benefits:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

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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.