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Lead Android Software Engineer (Bristol)

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Data Science and Engineering
Location
United Kingdom - Bristol Office

About Us

We are a highly technical, creative and collaborative team made up of App, Cloud, Embedded Engineers and Data Scientists. We partner with teams across Dyson to rapidly refine early product concepts and ideas, by developing working prototypes that de-risk tech and help production teams understand what is required so they can focus on delivering. 

Our Team

We have a culture of trust and respect; we believe the teams themselves are the best people to decide how they deliver work, and that within the teams everyone’s contribution is vital. We regularly share our knowledge and interests through community meetings, which regularly lead to the adoption of new technologies, methods, and cross-team collaboration.  

We are a growing group, currently split into three interdisciplinary scrum teams. Team members are from diverse educational backgrounds and experience levels.

When not building software, we can be found cycling, gaming, cooking, learning foreign languages, making music or building stuff. We’re a very sociable team, often meeting outside of work online or in person.

About The role

We’re after someone who deeply understands Android and will lead the teams technical approach, and is passionate and proactive about building their broader technical skillset.

In NST, you are often given responsibility on projects, leading on technical and design approaches as well as contributing to our future technology roadmap.

You must be comfortable working with a variety of people ­­­— be it engineers in other disciplines on how to build a prototype, designers on how to design something amazing, or commercial teams on the value of the latest App innovation.

We work on future prototypes, so we often work on-site to maintain secrecy and work collaboratively. Dyson labs are not your standard dev studio.

Our Tech

We write our Android apps using Kotlin. Since most of our apps are not designed for the public or intended to be supported for a significant period, we are relatively free in our choice of technology. This enables us to understand the value or challenges with new technology to help inform our Delivery teams.

We have our own modules for commonly used functionality, which are managed via Gradle. Due to the nature of our work, we only write tests where needed.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Rapidly developing prototype apps for Dyson’s latest concepts
  • Collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines, including cloud and embedded engineers, product owners, and feature and UX/UI designers
  • Defining technical and design approaches as well as developing new algorithms
  • Picking up new technology, and at times going beyond Android
  • Presenting your work and findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Mentoring junior members of the team, including students from the Dyson Institute About you

About You

  • You’re passionate about keeping up to date on the latest innovations in Android, IoT, Smart Home and general technology
  • You enjoy learning about new things and sharing those things with others
  • You’re experienced writing quality Android apps
  • You enjoy collaborating with other humans
  • You’re comfortable with change
  • You have experience working in an Agile software environment
  • You’re able to work at our Bristol office at least 3 days per week and the remainder from home.

Benefits


Financial: 

  • Performance related bonus 
  • Company paid Life Assurance 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Purchase additional holidays  

 
Lifestyle: 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 
  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  
  • On-site lifestyle Assist 
  • Electric vehicle scheme  

Health: 

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 
  • Digital GP and prescription service 
  • Fertility treatment support 

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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.