Android Developer

Location

Basingstoke (UK)

Department

Software Engineering

Date

31 August 2021

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About us

RingGo is the UK’s no.1 parking app, ensuring a stress-free journey every time. RingGo provides cashless parking solutions for 100s of local councils, towns, cities and private operators around the UK and is trusted by 18 million motorists.

RingGo is a proud member of the PARK NOW Group, the no.1 parking provider. We’re driven by one thing: making our cities healthier, cleaner and more liveable. Transforming cities into places where people can move around freely with easy to use mobility solutions while reducing congestion and pollution. How? By unlocking the power of technology to make parking simple, quick and effortless for drivers, operators and cities. With intelligent solutions and intuitive features, we make it easier for you to simply arrive. Because parking isn't the end of one journey, it’s the beginning of the next.

 

Role Summary

We are looking for a highly experienced Android developer to be a productive member of the App development team that designs, builds, tests, delivers and supports our growing native App-based products and services, you will live, breath and dream Android and want to share your love of it with the rest of the team.

Our group aim is to redefine the parking experience bringing it to new exciting levels of features and usability providing the best possible experience for our worldwide customers at the touch of a button, this is at the core of our ethos and we invite you to help us get there together.

You will be working on our existing global App range adding innovative new features as well as fixing existing software bugs and creating new Apps for our growing market sectors. Liaising with both our test and UX teams as well as working with other App developers will form part of your day-to-day work all occurring within an enthusiastic agile development environment. You will be a member of and work in our feature based agile squads, these autonomous multi stack squads form the core of our group’s development structure.

We offer a friendly proactive and engaging working environment and encourage creativity and enquiring minds who keep up to date on the latest changes in the Android operating system.

 

Main Duties:

  • Programming and technical development of ParkNow Android Apps.
  • Liaising with our UX team to ensure a high quality look and feel on all Apps.
  • Liaising with our test team to ensure all Apps on our platform are of the highest quality.
  • Deployment of Android apps to the Google Play Store.

 

Essential Technical Attributes:

  • At least three years of in depth working knowledge of Java and Kotlin.
  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes.
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning.
  • Experience of developing in a Windows environment using Android Studio.
  • Worked in an Agile software development environment.

 

Other (“nice to have”) Technical Attributes:

Minimum of three and a deep knowledge of at least two of the following (in order of relevance):

  • Degree level qualification, ideally this will be Software Engineering / IT related.
  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks.
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Integration of web APIs; full-stack development experience is a strong plus.
  • Experience of source control software ideally GIT.
  • Secure coding experience.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to prioritise, manage and track multiple activities and tasks.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on your own.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Enthusiastic approach and “can-do” attitude.
  • Resilient, copes well under heavy workloads.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Skilled at problem solving and resolution.

 

What We Offer

  • Highly competitive base salary and exciting performance relates bonuses.
  • Tremendous opportunities for career advancement.
  • First Class training from a leading SaaS company.
  • Pension and Healthcare.
  • Fantastic brand-new state of the art offices in Basingstoke.
  • A teamwork and fun culture.
  • “Customer First” and “Can Do” attitude.

 

Want to be part of a dynamic fast-growing scale-up and global, urban mobility leader? Yes! Want to make an impact? Yes!

We offer a lot of autonomy and room to develop your talents. We know our people are at their best when they enjoy a good work-life balance, which we fully support. You can expect great employment benefits, weekly bootcamps, monthly massages, Friday drinks and snacks, daily fresh fruit, fun team events and much more!

 

PARK NOW. We are driven to improve. Come join the ride! 

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