Government Digital Service - Senior Android Developer Manchester, United Kingdom

App Developer

App Developer is needed in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Client: Government Digital Service

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Contract: Other, Part Time, Full Time

Job Description:

You’ll join the GOV.UK App programme as a Senior Android Developer. As a Senior Android Developer in GDS, you’ll:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary agile team, getting involved with every part of the lifecycle of the application, from user research to releasing the application
  • Build accessible Android apps, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce
  • Build automated tests to maintain software quality
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, both developers and non-developers
  • Support the live operation of the services we run, and participate in out-of-hours support rotas where necessary - you’ll be paid an allowance, and a further hourly payment, for any duties you perform when on call
  • Be involved in helping recruit developers and, where appropriate, helping sift and interview
  • Provide technical leadership within team, advising and working with developers to identify the best solutions
  • Take responsibility for developing others, through line management and/or mentoring
  • Use your learning and development budget to develop your career
  • Take responsibility for solving complex issues

You’ll share the responsibility for the digital transformation of the government. You’ll ensure high-quality code is delivered in line with programme goals and delivery cycles. You’ll thrive using agile methods and enjoy working openly, collaboratively, and as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more services. Above all, you’ll want to make the government better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.


  • Experience in Android development, with detailed knowledge of Kotlin
  • Familiarity with Google Material Design for Android Guidelines and Play Store review guidelines
  • Proven experience of modern software development approaches including automated testing, test-driven development, continuous integration, pair programming, code review, and version control
  • An understanding of software design principles, and an ability to apply them
  • An understanding of common mobile security risks and corresponding mitigations
  • Experience providing technical leadership within a team, advising and working with developers to identify the best approaches and solutions
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment, and an understanding of the benefits of agile and multidisciplinary approaches

Other Information:

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £55,298 - £75,328
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Business area: GDS - GOV.UK
  • Type of role: Digital / Information Technology
  • Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time, Compressed hours
  • Number of jobs available: 2
Posted 2 months ago
based in Manchester, United Kingdom
Last online: 14 days ago

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