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Android Engineer

full-time Plum Fintech London

At Plum, were on a mission to help people lead a healthier financial life. Were building a quirky intelligent system that links to your bank, understands your spending habits and helps you save more, invest in things that matter and avoid overspending on your bills. We like to think of Plum as your moneys best friend 👫

Launch Plum on Android!

We’re looking for a customer-focussed Android engineer to join our engineering team in London. Plum is already used by 375,000+ people in the UK, but it’s currently only available on Facebook Messenger. Youll be building Plum on Android from scratch, giving our current and prospective customers a more intimate way to interact with their money.

Our engineering approach

We value good engineering principles 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.

About you

  • You want to build a product that makes people better off
  • You’re excited about programming in Kotlin and up-to-date with the latest Android technologies
  • Yet, you still have intimate knowledge of the full Android stack
  • You have experience shipping and iterating on an app in the Play Store
  • You’re a designers best friend, 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

Bonus fist-bumps 👊 if you have

  • Have experience in continuous integration setup and automation
  • Taken part in open source projects
  • Have an eye for design

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. We have 3 of these squads right now – Savings, Investments and Black Ops. As an engineer youll work in a squad but you can also reach out to and work with anyone in the company.

Our culture: openness and accountability

Even though youll have a primary role, you can get involved in any aspect of the business youre interested in and contribute feedback and product ideas freely. In return, well expect you to back your decisions with data and logic. Features are considered finished when the data tells us that theyve moved the needle.

What we look for

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

What we offer

  • Bucketfuls of challenging problems to solve, so hopefully thats your thing! Our job is to take a complicated, archaic domain and make it simple and accessible to everyone.
  • One of the best learning experiences of your life. Youll get to work with extremely smart and capable people, with backgrounds in finance, physics, history, computing, languages and more.
  • Company stock options – were all in this together.
  • 25 days holiday a year, excluding bank holidays (33 in total).
  • Work from our Athens office whenever you want.
  • Team trip to secret destinations once a year ✈️
  • Plants, lots of plants 🌱
  • Fresh fruit (plums obviously), snacks with varying health benefits and great coffee. Because you cant be a startup without great coffee.
published: March 13, 2019

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