Senior Android Engineer

Description

OUR MISSION

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people is dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience to serve the needs of our global community.

We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in New York and LA, and have more than 16 million registered users in 147 countries.

We have a prime position in the UK where we estimate 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered. We are experiencing rapid growth (300% over two years) in the US; recently entering the top 25 shopping apps (the only European player to do so).

And we’re just getting started.


THE OPPORTUNITY

Depop is on the hunt for a Senior Android Engineer to join our engineering team. You'll be working as part of a cross-functional team, developing new user facing features and transforming the way Depop connects with creative minds, by constantly delivering great user experiences on their Android devices.

Our codebase is Kotlin, we apply solid architecture principles and automation is applied in many aspects of our release pipeline, giving us more time to work on features whilst celebrating a new version of our app every week.

Want to find out more about Depop & our engineering team? Take a look at our blog!

We write about technology, people and smart engineering - https://engineering.depop.com/


Responsibilities

  • Design and implement new user-facing features
  • Work closely with the design, product management and backend teams to ensure that new features are implemented efficiently and effectively.
  • Some line management and mentoring responsibility for junior engineers
  • Refactor existing code to leverage the latest developments in the Android framework.
  • Communicate any engineering challenges faced when supporting a wide range of devices
  • Maintain a healthy curiosity towards other Android apps and champion ideas on ways to improve
  • Ensure that our localisation efforts support introduction to new countries.

Requirements


  • Ideally BA/BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Commercial experience with Kotlin
  • Experience supporting the entire SDLC, from development to after release in order to monitor performance
  • Experience with Mobile Continuous Integration
  • Experience with Unit and Integration Testing
  • Solid knowledge of Entity-Relational databases, specifically SQLite"
  • Technical knowledge of mobile application development in Android with experience producing apps that feature a fast, consistent and non-blocking user experience.
  • Solid foundation in computer science; such as multi-threading and applying structure whilst finding solutions - are you choosing the right tools for the problem in hand?
  • Heavy utilisation of the Android support and design libraries.
  • Experience in consuming a RESTful API.

Desirable

  • Understanding of the different components with the Google Play services libraries.
  • Knowledge of image downloading and caching libraries such as Picasso or Glide.
  • Understanding of ProGuard and Gradle to ensure that our build tools deliver the correct result.

Benefits

We want to give our engineers the opportunity to learn and grow at Depop. So if you're keen to gain experience in another language or new area of engineering we can make it happen as part of your career journey with us. Depop offers the opportunity to work with such a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about.

There are perks of course. We have 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell more, UK pension scheme , healthy snacks in the kitchen, finish early Fridays, team nights out, yoga, meditation and more. We also run regular internal programming meet-ups (with pizza!) and external meet-ups.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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