Senior Engineer - Mobile (Android) at Waddle

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Description
Posted 4 months ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

About the team you’ll join:

In this role, you’ll be diving into the exciting world of Android development at Xero, crafting software for our mobile products. We’re all about driving delivery and constantly improving our products. From research and discovery to prototyping, implementation, and even the end of life phases, we’re involved in every step of the product journey. 

You’ll have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the business domain, which will be crucial in building top-notch software and delivering value to our customers. Collaboration is key, as you’ll work closely with our talented team to prototype, build, and test high-quality apps. You’ll also keep an eye out for any shortcomings in our current technology or architecture and suggest solutions to overcome them.

We’re not just looking for someone who’s great at coding. We want someone who loves to help others grow. You’ll have the chance to provide input on architectural decisions and offer technical guidance and mentoring to fellow developers. Staying up to date with the ever-evolving world of mobile development is essential. We’ll count on you to keep a finger on the pulse of the latest technologies and seize opportunities to incorporate them into our mobile team’s work.


What you'll do:

  • Develop software for mobile products on the Android platform, continually driving delivery and continuous product improvement.
  • Working in a cross-functional fast paced environment, you’ll work with Product, Design & Data peers designing, prototyping and implementing product features.
  • Identify opportunities in current technology/architecture and recommend solutions; providing constructive input into architectural decisions for new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other engineers, helping them grow to be the best version of themselves!
  • Keep an ear to the ground in an effort to stay up to date with Android mobile development technologies; identify and promote opportunities to make use of these technologies within the mobile team. 
  • What you'll bring:

  • Exposure to building high-quality mobile apps using Kotlin and Java.
  • Knowledge of MVVM and Jetpack Compose.
  • Experience with Unit and Instrumented testing.
  • Proven experience with mentoring other Engineers and providing guidance on best practice.
  • Proven experience leading collaboration with others in a cross functional product environment.
  • Strong knowledge of mobile application design & development best practices, coupled with previous experience delivering software in a modern agile environment. Including an advocacy for software testing.
  • Whilst not essential, any experience with other technologies such as .NET or iOS would be beneficial



  • Why Xero? 
    Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, health insurance, life insurance, and income protection, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. Our goal is to make sure you feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. 

    At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.