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Tech - TLV

Senior Android Developer

about us

Culture Trip is a start-up inspiring millions of people to explore the world’s culture and creativity through a global network of local content creators and innovative technology. Our content reaches over 10 million visitors and 200 million social media users every month, and we recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing businesses to watch in 2017. Culture Trip was founded by London-based, former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts. After a few years of bootstrapping and experimenting, we received a seed round of $2 million by top media/tech investors in summer 2015. This was followed by a $20 million Series A investment in summer 2016. Since then, Culture Trip has ramped up its technological capabilities and editorial output, building initial sales teams in London and New York. From only 12 employees in summer 2016, we’ve grown to more than 140 in-house staff, hiring top talent from Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, The Guardian and ITV. We see ourselves as a tech company at our core, with media and creative work as our output. We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers, photographers, and illustrators. Within the last nine months, our growth across our social media accounts has been in the triple digits, with our Facebook account ranked as one of the top three travel brands on the platform worldwide. Over 11 million people visit Culture Trip’s website each month (up from 2.5 million MUVs only six months ago) and more than 500k people have installed our app. We are set for yet more explosive growth and are going through a major recruitment drive for our editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is to bring the world to everyone.

about you

As a Senior Android Developer, you will have full technical ownership of the Culture Trip Android app. You will enhance it across several, meaningful updates rather than all at once. You prioritize user needs over the technical feasibility of implementing them and have high attention to detail when it comes to designing app’s look and feel. You know how to prioritize considerations like performance and accessibility. and you care about people and making their lives better through your work.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Innovate and create a cutting-edge mobile experience. Integrate with the back-end systems and APIs. Working with our product managers and graphic designers. Working with the native mobile engineers.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

4+ years of experience building and publishing Android application(s) to the Play Store:
  • Solid understanding of the Android framework and its life cycles
  • Understanding of core Android concepts such as layouts, views, fragments, and activities
  • Proficiency in Java and Object Oriented concepts
  • Proficiency in Android Studio and Gradle
  • Experience with Android networking libraries
  • Experience building custom themes, styles and views
  • Understanding of Android Unit Testing and Debugging tools
  • Experience with REST APIs and JSON
  • Experience with Git or other distributed version control systems
  • Experience working closely with Product, QA and Design teams to develop applications iteratively

how to apply

Email us on join@theculturetrip.com, attaching your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role. Please state your current salary and notice period. We will not be accepting incomplete applications. Make sure you include ‘Senior Android Developer’ in the subject line of your email.