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Senior Android Developer

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, EindhovenMobile Development

Job description

🎧 Are you looking for a workplace where everyone secretly listens to Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 (while crying on the inside)?
⚔️ Where your colleagues lack creativity, freedom and respect?
🦄 And where unicorn headbands and nerf guns never see broad daylight?

If yes, stop reading. We’re probably not a good match.

Still reading? Please continue reading! And find out about our latest vacancy below.

Let’s start at the beginning. Once upon a time there were two guys who studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven: Robin and Pieter-Jan. You might assume the bromance started while doing a Design Academy related project, but it actually began while DJing at parties. Both coming from entrepreneurial families, they soon learned it was their mutual dream to run a successful digital innovation agency with one motto in mind: “not seriously running a serious business”.

This led to the birth of OWOW, meaning the ‘Omnipresent World of Wizkids’. The dictionary defines a wizkid as “a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age.” Today, a team of 30+ ambitious wizkids design and develop software with soul that reaches people globally. We’re striving to be the best in the industry, and we’re well on our way to becoming that. However, we realize excellence and talent is not enough to become the leader in the industry. That’s why our most important values are ambitious and fun, while remaining professional and truthful. We cannot strive for great processes and results with egos in the room, so we leave them at the door, or even better: at home.

🚀 About your role and the team

Our team of wizkids are looking for someone that can build and code at a senior level and has the ambition to grow our small Android team and take a leading role. You will lead the Android team which focuses on Native Android development with Kotlin (meaning, no Java), while also working alongside the design team and web team. From time to time, we will also have projects that are made with Kotlin multiplatform mobile (KMM). We always aim to create products that people love and fully understand, so all of our products must have high-quality UX & UI.

🧑‍💻 Let’s get specific. This is what you’ll be doing
You will be the link between the client and the team. From the start to the delivery, you will provide structure and clear information about the product, project and process. It will be your responsibility to plan and budget, as well as to deliver a quality product. Some of the tasks you’ll find yourself doing:

  • You will build digital products yourself, while also guiding the team

  • You will be the go-to person for the junior developers. Always, anytime

  • You will build a strong team that’s ready for the next step

  • You will provide extensive feedback

  • You will establish priorities, objectives and deliverables and deliver on time

  • You will think of new features, sometimes before the client mentions them

  • You solve problems on a day to day basis without losing your enthusiasm and positivity

Job requirements

💡 Your experience and knowledge

  • You have 3-5 years of experience

  • You have experience with working on multiple projects, budgets & sprints

  • You preferably have experience in a senior role. If not, convince us why you’re ready for the next step in your career

  • You speak English, Dutch, Japanese, Dothraki 🐉 and dare to speak your mind

  • You’re based in the Netherlands or Belgium

  • You have a solid understanding and proven experience of Android Studio, Android SDK, Kotlin, Kotlin coroutines and testing tools for Android development

  • You are aware of different architecture patterns for Android and are on top of Google’s guide for app architecture

  • You’re experienced with Git

  • You’ve experience with CI/CD for Android

  • You’re experienced with Scrum and other Agile development methodologies

  • You’re comfortable working in a team and you’re no stranger to feedback

  • You have a hands on, structured working style

  • Knowledge about the Atlassian suite (JIRA and Confluence) is nice, not a must

  • Knowledge of Jetpack Compose gives you MANY bonus points

  • You're skilled at thinking along and finding solutions with clients and project managers

  • You have a keen eye for process optimisation and efficiency

🏎 Insane stunt bonus

  • You have previous experience at an agency

  • You are someone that finds joy working with people in the office (working remotely is optional, but needs to be in line with managing the team on location)

  • You are flexible to go to client meetings if needed (on location)

🔥 What we offer you in return

  • A competitive salary

  • Full-time skill development

  • A great deal of freedom to seize opportunities and take responsibility

  • Delicious lunch with amazing colleagues

  • A fit health coach, for your body and your mind

  • The freedom to work remotely

  • An awesome office located nearby Eindhoven’s Central Station (the train wash unit is our friendly neighbor)

  • Beers & Stories every Friday (on- and offline), followed by beers & burgers

  • Party nights with Pieter-Jan and Robin behind the DJ decks

Are you the next wizkid that meets the qualifications? Apply nOWOW via the form and add your resume, motivation and portfolio.