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Senior Android Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Senior Android Software Engineer

(Contractor – available to EU based remote workers)

Who We Are and What We Do

At SilverRail, we're on a mission to reshape the way the world travels, and we're inviting you to be part of this journey. Rail is becoming the go-to choice for short and medium-haul travel worldwide, and we're here to help make it happen.

In the face of the ongoing climate crisis, our vision is crystal clear. We are transforming the online customer experience for rail travel, making it easier than ever for customers to find, buy and use rail. Our cutting-edge technology is the backbone of rail and travel agencies worldwide, making it effortless for travellers to choose the eco-friendly option and reduce their carbon footprint.

We have nearly 15 years of trailblazing success behind us, and our teams are spread across the globe, with bases in London, Boston, Brisbane, and Stockholm. We thrive on the philosophy of 'fail-fast-fail-early,' which drives us to find ingenious solutions to complex challenges.

Join us, and help shape the future of travel!

The Role

As an Senior Android Software Engineer, you’ll thrive on collaborating with your peers and participating in the full stack design and development process with product owners. You’ll bring your passion for writing clean, solid code to our highly scalable system.

The role is required to participate in each stage of Agile development from requirements to final acceptance. You will participate in all Scrum Sprint ceremonies/meetings and strive to ensure that each new feature matches the Definition of Done.

Key Responsibilities

  • The analysis, design, implementation, documentation, and maintenance of software components.
  • Devising techniques for better modularity, testability, install-ability and maintainability of our front-end applications.
  • Writing clean, scalable, readable and maintainable code.
  • Developing features to enhance the user experience.
  • Striking a balance between functional and aesthetic design.
  • Assisting in the overall architecture and design of SilverRail’s mobile applications.

Required Competence and Skills

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on work experience in front-end engineering.
  • Strong experience building mobile apps targeting the Android platform using the Android SDK.
  • Native experience with Android Studio and Kotlin.
  • Excellent knowledge of SOLID principles, Design Patterns and Architecture Patterns
  • Good knowledge of testing (Unit, UI, etc.) and CI/CD pipelines
  • Work experience working in an Agile (Scrum) environment.
  • Work experience with source control systems such as Gitlab or Github.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • A self-starter who is hands-on and knows how to find answers and work with ambiguity.
  • Proactive role model and an effective team contributor.

Why us?

  • We have an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates.

  • We are a globally accredited Great Place To Work

  • We offer fully remote working on a contractor basis in the EU, allowing you to work as a part of our teams while being based outside of our normal locations.

  • We provide a wealth of progression opportunities focused on helping you become the best you can be.

  • Our team’s health and wellness is genuinely important to us, so we run meditation and wellbeing classes and seminars for everyone.

  • We are the fourth company in the world to become reproductively responsible, accredited by Hertility providing educational workshops around women’s health, family planning and fertility.

  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech company that is helping the environment by revolutionising the way we travel.

Our values are simple: Do Good by working for a better tomorrow; Think Big Act Smart by being curious, adaptable and data-driven; and remember that through collaboration we will always be Stronger Together.

*We are a neurodiverse employer and are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, so if there is any way that we can make the recruitment experience better for you then please let us know in your application - all information will be treated as strictly confidential*