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Mobile Android Developer

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - North East, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: IT

Job Title: Mobile Android Developer 
Business Unit: Digital Solutions
Salary: Starting from £26,000 - £35,000 per annum DOE
Location: UK, Flexible
Contract Type: Permanent

We’re at our best when we have something to drive us forward, a belief that underlines who we are and what we do. Our Purpose. We want to make people happier about money – and that idea starts with every single one of us here at Virgin Money. Feeling Insatiably Curious about your next adventure? You might have just found it.

We’re growing our mobile team and have an several exciting opportunities at all levels. Mobile is an essential part of the organisation’s growth plans and strategy. Therefore, we're on the lookout for an Android Developer to help us deliver an engaging customer experience.  What do Digital Solutions do I hear you say – Well we are responsible for delivering the digital capabilities that enable our customers to engage with their finances when and how they want to. We deliver across web and mobile channels across a range of technologies.  Being digital and on the go has never been so important – We love what we do and it’s truly an exciting time to join the team!

Tell me more…

As an Android Developer, we’re not just looking for a coder but someone who also enjoys engaging and collaborating with team members and stakeholders.  We believe in collaboration, with Agile at the heart of everything we do. We aren’t perfect (who is?) so we iterate and improve as we go. We are looking for people who can not only help us continue to disrupt the banking sector but also how we become better at what we do!

If you’re an IT professional, who enjoys being responsible for the app you provide to your customer and collaborating and learning from the work of other Mobile Developers within the mobile team, then this role is perfect for you! Typically, you will have 5 years experience of iOS Development, proficient wit `swift and have a knowledge of Objective C, and have experience of working in an Agile environment.

Day to day you’ll:

  • Assist on design and development of new features
  • Collaborate on code with other Android developers
  • Build design test and deliver high quality solutions in line with guidance and best practices of the team
  • Own and manage your workload and the quality of the solutions you produce
  • Adhere to the architectural principles prescribed by the tech lead
  • Design and develop reusable libraries and code that is easy to maintain, understand and re-use
  • Learn new technologies and augment your skills to keep abreast of new development within your chosen field
  • Contribute to the overall evolution of best practice within Virgin Money
  • Write and review clear and concise technical documentation to support your work

To be brilliant you’ll need to bring…

  • Minimum of 2 years of valuable experience and expertise in Android development within a team environment running Agile Methodologies
  • Able to work either as part of a pair, or autonomously dependant on the size of your project
  • Very good interpersonal skills and credibility with your peers.
  • Interest, drive and proactivity to contribute to the Android team discussions on technology and process
  • Practical experience in Agile development, e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

To be Amazing you would have…

  • Experience of dealing with device fragmentation across the Android platform
  • Co-routines, work manager , memory management, dependency Injection and testing frameworks
  • Data modelling and associated technologies
  • Deign Patterns and frameworks such as MVVM MVP and MVI
  • Integrating with Web Services and API’s ideally REST
  • And finally, we’d love it if you’ve got experience working with cross-platform technologies like React Native, Flutter or Kotlin Multi Platform.

We really need you to have the skills and experience listed in the "to be brilliant you’ll need to bring" section above, but the Amazing section is just our wish list, so please don’t let that put you off applying, we’d love to hear from you!

Sound good? Apply now!

RED HOT Rewards:

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or

Point to note…

At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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