Intermediate Software Engineer – Android
(Remote, South Africa)
Glucode is a company that specializes in designing and developing apps for various businesses worldwide. We help our clients create globally competitive apps across different sectors, such as finance, insurance, health, transport, and entertainment.
We are a diverse team of dreamers, creators, and problem solvers who believe in making the world a better place through technology. We collaborate with our clients and teams to solve problems in the best possible way and uphold our core values of: curiosity, courage, integrity, quality, and passion. Our mission is to be the best mobile partner for companies and work with those whose values align with our own to create beautifully designed, meaningful, easy-to-use, mobile apps that make a real impact in the world.
About the Job
The Intermediate Software Engineer role is a mid-level position within the engineering team, responsible for implementing moderately complex features and optimizing existing code. This role requires a solid technical background, good problem-solving skills, and effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive projects to successful completion.
1. Software Development:
Implement moderately complex features, perform code optimization, and refactor existing code
Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code following best practices and coding standards
Collaborate with team members to ensure successful completion of tasks
2. Technical Leadership:
Provide guidance and support to junior developers, sharing knowledge and expertise
Participate in design discussions and contribute to technical decision-making
3. Quality Assurance:
Ensure code quality by conducting thorough testing and debugging
Collaborate with the QA team to develop and execute test plans and test cases
4. Learning and Skill Development:
Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies
Continuously develop technical skills and adapt to new technologies as required
5. Collaboration and Teamwork:
Collaborate with team members, contributing to planning, estimation, and prioritization of tasks
Work closely with other departments (e.g., Product, Sales, Marketing) to ensure alignment of engineering goals with overall business objectives
Complete daily, accurate timesheets that is submitted weekly for review
1. Technical Expertise:
Demonstrate proficiency in one or more programming languages, frameworks, and tools
Good understanding of software development methodologies, best practices, and design patterns
Familiarity with system architecture, data structures, algorithms, and performance optimisation techniques
2. Leadership and Mentorship:
Ability to guide, coach, and support junior developers
Experience in contributing to cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration among team members
3. Project Management:
Good organizational and planning skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain focus on project objectives
4. Communication and Collaboration:
Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Good interpersonal skills, with a focus on building rapport and fostering teamwork
5. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking:
Good analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address complex technical challenges
Skilled in evaluating trade-offs and making informed decisions based on available data and resources
At Glucode, we value individuals with a self-starter mentality. We believe that taking initiative is crucial for achieving excellence. While we encourage collaboration, we also honor those who can work independently, and we provide flexibility and responsibility to get the job done right.
As someone that is passionate about Android and curious about new developments on the platform, you can be a valuable addition to our team. Your goal is to reach millions of users and improve their experiences with your solutions. With your self-starter mentality, you enjoy a balance of collaboration and individual projects. You’re a curious thinker who’s constantly exploring new ways to solve problems.
Core Education and Experience
Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
3 – 5 years of experience working with Android native development.
Experience in using Kotlin and Java programming languages.
Required Skills and Attributes
Experience with Google Play Store and knowledge of Android app submission and release processes.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and experience in debugging complex issues.
Familiar in Test-Driven Development (TDD) methodology and the ability to work with Android unit testing frameworks like JUnit and Mockito.
Familiarity with implementing RESTful APIs, data caching, and offline data synchronization.
Familiarity with Git version control system and Agile development methodologies like Scrum or Kanban.
Exposure to third-party libraries and APIs, such as Firebase, AWS, Dagger, Glide etc.
Advantageous Skills and Experience
Familiarity with the Huawei Store and knowledge of app submission and release processes.
Remuneration Package Overview
Salary of R28 000 – R56 000 monthly, based on your skills, qualifications and experience.
Group Medical Aid percentage contribution.
Group Life Scheme benefit.
Apple computer: to seamlessly conduct your work.
Fitness Watch Gift.
Home Office Allowance.
Monthly Cell phone/Data Allowance.
Personal Device Insurance.
We have won a design award for our beautiful office space, and we have won the ‘best place to work’ award.
Work on leading and award-winning projects both locally and internationally.
Frequently engage and collaborate with our leaders and leadership teams.
Directly engage with clients and team members of various skill levels across disciplines.
Have influence on a diversity of projects.
Work on meaningful problems that make the world a better place.
Be in control of your growth with our Growth Track framework.
Work with a wide range of exciting technologies, such as KMM, Compose, and ML.
We value community and fun with a year-end bash and frequent team outings.
How To Apply
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Intermediate Software Engineer – Android
We are a company of dreamers, creators, and problem solvers who love to tinker with technology and see how it can improve the world around us. We believe in the power of technology to make the world a better place, and we're committed to helping our clients use technology to achieve their goals. We've created globally competitive apps for clients across various sectors, including finance, insurance, health, transport, and entertainment. We collaborate with our clients and teams to solve problems in the best possible way, listening, investigating, and learning with a great amount of energy and empathy to create meaningful solutions.