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Senior Android Engineer

Plum
Full-time
On-site
Athens, Attica, Greece
Description

At Plum, we're on a mission to maximise wealth for all. We’re making saving money effortless and turning investing into something everyone can do.

Our journey began back in 2017, when we became one of the first to use artificial intelligence and automation to simplify personal finance. Fast forward to today, and we've already helped people save £2 billion across 10 European markets.

Named the UK's fastest-growing fintech in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, our success is down to the passion and dedication of our diverse team. Based in our London, Athens and Nicosia offices, 170 talented people work together to empower people to do more with their money. And now, the team is growing!

The Role 

We’re looking for a user-focused Senior Android Engineer to join our engineering team. You'll be building Plum on Android from its early days, giving our current and prospective customers a more intimate way to interact with their money.

Our Engineering Approach

We value good engineering principles, imagination, quirkiness and healthy curiosity. We take a conservative approach to using external frameworks and we aspire to write simple, well-tested code, delivered in rapid iterations.

How We Work

We work in "squads" – a more startup-appropriate name for saying small, cross-functional teams. Each squad has a mission and a set of KPIs to monitor and improve. As an engineer you'll be working in a squad, but you can also reach out to and work with anyone in the company. You will also be part of a Mobile engineering team, consisting of Mobile Product Engineers who share the same vision and passion of building an exceptional mobile team that will help people be financially better off.

Please note we are following a hybrid work model, in which we visit our office 2 times per week.#LI-Hybrid

What we look for

Technical knowledge is critical but we are a startup treading in uncharted territory so attitude is even more important. We're looking for people that like uncertainty and want to figure out how to do things that haven’t been done before. You're a true team player and inherently positive. Where others see problems, you see solutions.

  • You want to build a product that makes people better off
  • You’re excited about programming in Kotlin
  • Yet, you still have intimate knowledge of the full Android stack and Android architecture patterns
  • You want to collaborate on a cutting-edge Android project
  • You’re a designer's best friend. You love being part of the design process and enjoy turning the design into a well-crafted and delightful experience
  • You’re a product person too — you understand the value and impact of your work

Fist-bumps 👊 if you have

  • Fluency in Kotlin programming language
  • Published at least one original Android app
  • Extensive experience with DI and Android architecture components
  • Strong understanding of Git strategies, continuous integration setup, and automation
  • Solid experience with testing (unit, integration, snapshots)
  • An eye for design that you can transform into Material Design!
  • Jetpack compose experience
  • You’re not afraid to take ownership and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including designers, product managers, and other engineers.
  • You’re eager to identify, propose and implement improvements
  • Solid experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

What to expect from our hiring process

At Plum, we value a lot the time you devote to the hiring process, this is why we are always trying to make the process as fast and smooth as possible.

  1. 30 min. Call with our Recruitment Team. So we understand better your career plan and what motivates you. ⚙️
  2. 30 min. Call with our Engineering Lead. Brief technical discussion about the role and your skills. 🏄
  3. Task. You will be given a task for us to better to understand your skills. No hard deadlines! 🕹️
  4. 90 min. Consisting of two steps:
    a. Call with two people from our Android team. We'll go over the task and introduce you to your future colleagues and to get a glimpse of Plum's culture. 🧬
    b. Call with a Product Manager and an Engineering Manager for you to understand the business and envision yourself as part of Plum.
  5. Offer 💸

Plum's Perks

  • We're all in this together! Own part of the company through stock options 💷
  • Annual training budget
  • Private Health & Life Insurance
  • Free Plum Premium subscription (normally £9.99 a month).
  • Free parking slots
  • 25 days holiday a year, excluding public holidays
  • Employee referral scheme up to €4000
  • Flexible approach to remote working, though we encourage at least 2-3 days a week in our beautiful office in central Athens for optimal collaboration.
  • 45 days work from anywhere
  • Team breakfast on Tuesdays and team lunch on Thursdays in the office, as well as a plentiful supply of fruit, snacks and coffee.
  • 1 day paid leave for volunteering, supporting you giving back to society.
  • 2 weeks paid sabbatical after four years of service.
  • Team trip to secret destinations once a year ✈️
  • Great office location in the heart of Athens (Syntagma square), with an amazing view!
  • A vibe that’s 🦄🌈💯

If you think this sounds like a bit of you then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Thanks,

Plum Τeam 💜

*Plum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Plum does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.