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Junior Android Developer

Posted: 20/06/2018 | Location: Manchester | Reporting to: Head of Native App Development


Degree 53 are an award-winning digital agency based in Manchester that specialises in the gambling sector.

Our mission is to “Improve the digital experience for all” and we want a Junior Android Developer to join the team to help us achieve that goal by building the native apps that drive our customers businesses. As these are often the only way the users interact with the business they must provide an excellent experience and be built to our exceptional high standards.

We are looking for skilled individuals who share our values to join our exceptionally talented development team. We value collaboration and creativity and want everyone to come up with ideas on how to create the best products for our clients; new and existing.

We want someone to work closely within the project team to deliver on time and within budget to the high quality we strive for. You will need to understand the demands of working for an agency delivering projects as well as being involved with proposals or supporting existing projects.

If this sounds like you, keep reading...

Your responsibilites

  • You will be responsible for designing the architecture and implementing the Andorid apps for clients.
  • You will provide times required to build the apps and will be expected to hit the targets to ensure delivery meets, or exceeds the project plan.
  • Quality is one of our core values and the work you produce should be developed to our development standards and work correctly first time. This applies to non-functional requirements such as performance and security as much as functional requirements.
  • You may also be required to work on existing projects and you will need to use your skills and experience to upskill quickly.

Your Position

You will sit within the native app development team reporting to the Head of Native App Development.


What we expect

  • Work closely with the team throughout the entire project lifecycle from the initial proposal stage, delivery, release and subsequent updates.
  • A keen attention to detail is a must and we want you to thoroughly test your work prior to it being handed over for the formal QA process.
  • Communicate effectively with different team members across the company and clients to ensure that the solutions developed match the client's requirements.


  • Proficient in Java and Android Studio 
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Previous software development experience (minimum 1-year mobile or 3 years Java). If this is not commercial experience it must result in a recognisable qualification and cover the same timeframe.
  • Experience working with the Android SDK, third-party libraries and APIs
  • Solid understanding of the full software development lifecycle
  • Code versioning i.e. GIT
  • Keen attention to detail

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with other object-oriented programming languages
  • Using and integrating web APIs, JSON, REST
  • Familiarity with unit testing
  • Familiar with Agile development
  • Examples of self-driven development e.g. projects or learning outside of work
  • If you can include some samples of your work this would be advantageous. 

The good stuff...

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee of the month
  • Referral bonus
  • 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy breakout area and Wii U and PS4 consoles
  • Regular social events
  • Monthly team lunches

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