Lead Android Developer

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The Job

We are a successful startup with a user base several million strong. We are looking for a passionate and experienced Android Lead Developer to join our expanding team. This is an on site position at our Newcastle office.

You should:

  • Want to get your hands dirty in a 9 year old code base.
  • Have a strong background over 5+ years in Android and Java with 10+ years in industry.
  • Understand how to run successful component teams and have a perverse enjoyment of code reviews.
  • Be passionate about making beautiful Android apps that are simple and easy to use.
  • Not be scared to rip our existing product to pieces... and then work with other component leads to improve our architecture and make Palringo better.
  • Enjoy the challenge of working alongside our founder to define the technical future of Palringo.
  • Be confident in your abilities to build a platform from hundreds-of-thousands to millions of users.
  • Have strong mobile experience.
  • Have line management experience.
  • Understanding creating layouts for differing form factors (phone, tablet, phablet) and as well the intricacies of varying Android versions.
  • Be self-motivated with strong organisational skills, especially across teams.
  • Think like a team member, not a code-monkey.
  • Take responsibility for your technical decisions, and be able to defend them.
  • Be familiar with the Agile/Scrum development methods.
  • Live and breathe all things Google.


  • Lead multi-office Android component team in a line management capacity.
  • Provide insight to the technical direction of the product(s), with strong communication with other Android Developers, other Technical Leads, and Senior Technical personnel.
  • Ensure a stable, well maintained platform, with a focus on removing technical debt.
  • Work closely with Founder, Component Leads, and Product Managers to ensure a joined up vision of the future of Palringo.


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Exposure to all aspects of a startup.


  • Newcastle Office.

All candidates are expected to have downloaded and used the Palringo app before applying.