Cramlington, Newcastle
Technology

Android Developer

Are you an Android Developer who wants to work with a scale-up on a digital entertainment app that is at the forefront of the “new normal” way of socialising?

Are you looking to work somewhere you’re part of a team, who takes pride in working together?

Does working within a team who are straightforward, constantly challenge themselves, and are constantly learning with a genuine love for what they’re creating appeal?

The Role

We are WOLF, a fast-growing, community-oriented audio entertainment app for both Android and iOS. We’re currently growing and expanding the team and we need someone to join us and strengthen our Android Development team.

You’ll be joining an established team of Android Engineers, and your role will require you to collaborate alongside our team of Server and Client developers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Designers, QA, and external beta testers. You’ll be looking to develop, improve and innovate on our Android app, writing clean, maintainable, and extendable code.

It goes without saying, we’re looking for someone with technical knowledge; you’ll need to have experience in Android SDK Development using Android Studio in Kotlin and experience of using SCM tools (preferably git).

If you know what you’re doing with Android Architecture Components / MVVM pattern / Unit testing & TDD / Material Design/ Dependency injection,/ Code reviews and pair programming, well, that would be a huge bonus! This role is well suited to someone who is a team player, really, we’re not just saying that! We want someone who can work collaboratively. Many of us work remotely, and this will be an option in this role, but that won’t take away from your ability to liaise with your team to ensure things are running smoothly.

Responsibilities:

  • Be part of our Android Development Team implementing new features and maintaining existing codebase. Develop, improve and innovate on our Android app, writing clean, maintainable and extendable code
  • Collaborate alongside Server and Client developers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Designers, QA and external beta testers
  • Provide insight to the technical and behavioural direction of the products

Required skills and experience:

  • Be self-motivated, like to explore and organize your code
  • Have a solid background in Android SDK Development using Android Studio in Kotlin
  • Have working experience on SCM tools (preferably git)
  • Think like a team member, not a code-monkey

Bonus Points:

  • Work with Android Architecture Components such as Room, LiveData, ViewModel, WorkManager, Compose, etc
  • Have understanding or experience of Coroutines and Flows
  • Use Dependency Injection with Dagger2
  • Do Unit Testing, TDD and/or automated UI testing
  • Be familiar with Material Design guidelines
  • Be familiar with code reviews and pair programming
  • Fine tune third party SDK’s and libraries in a complex UX ecosystem

WOLF offers a competitive salary and the following benefits:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave plus additional time off between Xmas and New Year
  • Additional days leave (up to a maximum 5 days) for every year worked after 2 years completed service
  • Competitive Pension
  • Perkbox
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible Working Patterns
  • Early Finish Friday

About Us

WOLF’s mission is to bring the magic of real-world festivals to the online world – uniting people across the globe in discovery, entertainment, and belonging.

We bring together a lively and interactive community of producers, show hosts, radio presenters, singers, poets, comedians, musicians, DJs, and fans. We have stunning stages across thousands of different groups hosting live and interactive audio shows and festival events, as well as after-show gatherings and socialising. Entertainment is how we stand out, built on a foundation of friendship, community, and supporting emerging talent.

Festivals are a place where everyone can be their true self and it’s no different here at The World’s Online Festival. At WOLF, everyone is appreciated equally for being themselves. It’s even built into our Brand Values! We’re creating a work environment that is truly representative of our diverse society, where every colleague feels respected and is able to give their best when at work. And when we have happy employees, we can then deliver the best experience to our users.

About Us

The World’s Online Festival (or WOLF for short) is dedicated to bringing the magic of real-world festivals to the online world – uniting people across the globe in discovery, entertainment and belonging.

From the developers that launched the first chat app on the Apple App Store, WOLF’s a free app that’s a space for freedom and creativity in your online life—whether that’s checking out live shows, chatting, or discovering talent — that’s all wrapped up in a fun community. We know that now, more than ever, connecting with people, wherever you are, is the foundation of what makes WOLF work.

Contact us at: jobs@wolf.live