Senior Android Engineer

UK - London (babylon HQ)
Technology – Android
Permanent, Full time
We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.

To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.

babylon was included in WIRED’s 2016 Top 100 Hottest Startups in Europe and CB Insights 2017 Global ‘AI 100’ list. Fortune Magazine included babylon in their 2017 list of ’50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution’, the only listed company using AI in healthcare delivery.

At babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare.

We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us. We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…

About the Android team

There are currently around 15 of us in London but as an Android Engineer you'll be joining a smaller, cross-functional team made up of Android, iOS and backend engineers. You'll get the chance to collaborate with designers, product managers and healthcare professionals, tackling complex, exciting problems on a daily basis.

We're passionate about our codebase and are always looking for innovative ways to build fast. All our new code is written in Kotlin and we use an MVI architecture with Rx and Dagger to help us write high-quality, testable code. We currently have over 11,000 tests and counting!

As a team, we love to learn and often participate in Lunch and Learn sessions with other Android developers and the wider tech community. For example we've given talks at Droidcon London and Londroid.

We're big fans of open source; we use it in our products and prefer to open source what we develop. We also support engineering teams with training and get an annual, individual budget for reading materials and to attend conferences anywhere in the world.

The logistics

Our office is located in South Kensington, London but you have the opportunity to work remotely 30% of the time and we can also help with VISA applications.

Our interview process generally consists of an initial phone call, a code challenge to complete at home and a half-day on-site interview where you'll have the opportunity to meet the team and show us your skills. 

What matters the most to us?

    • Ability to find simple solutions to complex problems
    • Taking ownership of big pieces of work, from the planning phase right the way through to execution and delivery
    • A passion for quality and strong attention to detail
    • Aptitude for learning new technologies
    • Advanced experience in Android development and architecture, including API design techniques
    • Experience mentoring junior engineers
    • Have published one or more Android apps in Google Play

What's nice to have?

    • Making contributions to the Android community, through things like projects on GitHub, blog posts or giving talks
    • Knowledge of other languages such as Swift or Scala