Principal Android Developer

Engineering Paddington, London


**This is for our Paddington London Office **

Job Summary: 

We are a group of cloud storage companies including Livedrive, SugarSync and KeepItSafe under the J2 Global Cloud Storage banner. Our platforms already protects millions of customers and we're growing rapidly through organic growth and partnership with big household names.

We have a fast moving, high-speed development environment and self-host our multi-petabyte storage cloud. We constantly optimise our platform for the best possible throughput and cost/GB.

We are looking for an amazing principal developer to take our Android apps to the next level as part of our cross-functional team based in Paddington.

You will be part of the mobile and desktop team. You will be surrounded by people with experience in many areas and get the chance to collaborate and pair with them, learning new skills and mentoring other developers.

We're agile from bottom to top and rely on our engineers to help direct the company with planning sessions, standups, and retros. We insist on clean code and automated acceptance and unit tests.

Plus our friendly colleagues are always up to something, from pool tournaments and ping pong games to board game lunches and special days out.

Job Duties:  

  • Build and maintain Livedrive and SugarSync Android client
  • Always strive to deliver high quality products, even under time pressure
  • Focus on clean code and best practices
  • Ensure your code is bug free through automated tests and high code coverage
  • Work closely with QA, from definition of new features up to the final release
  • Share knowledge with other team members and mentor junior developers
  • Collaborate with Product to define new features and improvements for the mobile clientsWork with the UX team to analyse customer behaviour and ensure a smooth user experience
  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in mobile technologies

Job Requirements and Experience:  

  • At least 7 years of experience in a technical role
  • At least 3 years of experience with native Android development
  • At least 3 years of experience consuming RESTful web services
  • Code profiling, diagnostics, troubleshooting and performance optimization
  • Experience working in agile development environments
  • Knowledge of Chromecast, video codecs, or other related technologies would be a plus
  • Writing and designing RESTful APIs would be a plus
  • A working knowledge of iOS development is preferred but not required
  • Degree in Computer Science (or similar qualifications and experience)
  • Detail-oriented, with a focus on quality and accuracy

j2 Cloud Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About LiveVault:

LiveVault allows businesses to protect their critical application data in the cloud, and manage the long-term retention needs --addressing both of these concerns in a secure multi-tenant global, geographically dispersed cloud storage grid.  The LiveVault agent encrypts all data before transferring it from the customer's servers. All data remains encrypted at Autonomy's secure, offsite, underground data centers, as well as on the optional TurboRestore(TM) appliance (which resides in the customer data center).  To ensure the physical security and availability of stored data, the LiveVault service mirrors all data to a second, geographically dispersed data centers, for full failover and redundancy.

About j2 Cloud Services:

Founded in 1995, j2 Cloud Services (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

 The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services' November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.   



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