Android (Java or Kotlin) Developer
Progressive Edge
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
5d ago

Intermediate Android Software Developer

A software development company based in the Company builds (cloud) software that grows their clients’ businesses. their work covers a variety of industries and a range of apps and IoT software projects.

They are looking for a Developer to come and join a creative team of product managers, UX designers & researchers, software architects, software developers and QA analysts & engineers dedicated to delivering software that delivers value to thier clients.

The teams are serious about delivering quality and are always learning new things. They create the time and opportunities for you to learn and develop new skills and actively promote and compensate you for taking on more responsibility aligned with your career goals.

What does working with this team look like?

  • Exposure to a range of industries, projects and technologies
  • Work in teams of product managers, UX designers & researchers, software developers and QA
  • Work remotely but not in isolation
  • Continuously learn about new shiny things with allocated training budget and time
  • A mentor with the experience in the skills that you want to develop
  • About the role

    Come join our team as an intermediate Android (Java and Kotlin) developer.

    Your responsibilities will include :

  • Deliver code according to a product backlog
  • Agile software development
  • Actively contribute to the team
  • Continuous self-development and expansion of skills
  • Assist the technical lead with designing technical solutions
  • Assist the senior software developer to mentor junior team members
  • Assist with software and product support
  • The skills we are looking for

  • Android development (Java and Kotlin).
  • Deliver code according to a backlog.
  • Agile software development.
  • Communication skills that allow you to collaborate and explain your process, approach and motivation to various stakeholders.
  • Assistance with designing technical solutions.
  • Assistance with mentoring junior team members.
  • Technical software and product support.
  • Able to work well in a team as well as individually.
  • Zoom out to the big picture and zoom in on detail.
  • Estimate effort on tasks, prioritise work and deliver to deadlines but manage expectations pro-actively rather than working overtime to get the work done.
  • Excited about learning, pushing technical limits and finding new solutions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A propensity to fail fast and learn fast and share both failure and learning with others.
  • Prioritising learning over being right. Understanding others rather than becoming defensive.
  • Understanding the value of the client as part of the team rather than us & them .
  • Required Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of Android experience - Java or Kotlin, but more Kotlin is better
  • Either Relevant B.Sc. or B.Eng. university degree. Good academic performance, exceptional in software development / programming courses Or an additional 5 years of work experience in the absence of a degree
  • Nice to haves

    If you tick all the required boxes, the following things will give you an edge :

  • Honours degree or higher
  • Flutter experience or an interest in Flutter
  • AWS Cloud experience
  • A preference for a variety of work and horizontal’ training over deep specialist skills.
  • Aspirations to mentor and coach other developers
  • iOS development experience
  • Location & commitments

    The work is remote with quarterly co-located team events, usually at our offices in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape province of South Africa

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