Android Engineer

London
Tech – Bloom & Wild /
Full-time /
Hybrid
Hi, we’re Bloom & Wild. We don’t just send flowers. We help our customers to care wildly. Caring wildly is celebrating the little things we all do for each other every day. Not just the big occasions. It’s being there for the highs. Stepping up for the lows.

We care wildly about people and our planet. Which is why we’re so proud to be a certified B Corp™ – committed to making long-term positive change for our community, and the world around us.

Founded in 2013, our mission back then was to make sending and receiving flowers the joy that it should be, by harnessing technology, brand and letterbox delivery. We announced £75 million Series D funding in 2021 and that same year acquired bloomon in The Netherlands and Bergamotte in France. Together, we’ve fulfilled and delivered over 20 million orders (and counting!), making us the largest direct to consumer flower business in Europe.

Now home to a family of 3 beautiful brands, we’re driven by our vision to create the destination for making life a little more thoughtful and beautiful. And we won't stop at flowers and plants. Starting with the Bloom & Wild brand, we're expanding our gifting offering to other categories like cakes, candles and cocktails. This is all part of our ambition to build Europe's #1 direct to consumer gifting destination.

⚙️Technology at Bloom & Wild

Our Technology team of over 60 people sits right at the heart of our business. We build and maintain the solutions that power e-commerce, production and fulfilment, enabling our brands to delight our customers every day. 

There are six, cross-functional, Product Engineering squads in our Engineering team, who each own their own business and architectural domain and are supported by our Platform, Architecture, Data and IT teams.

Our platform uses technologies including Ruby and Rails and Python/ React, backed by PostgreSQL, Fargate/ECS on AWS, and Cloud Run on GCP. It exposes APIs that are used by our multi-brand Angular webapp and our native iOS and Android mobile apps.  We’re also looking at developing new domain driven services & microservices where applicable.

Most of our team is based in the UK or The Netherlands and works in a flexible model, with choice in how often they travel to the office. Our squads meet all in person at least once per quarter in order to maintain connections, collaborate on larger projects and have fun together.

You can read lots more about our technology stack and our culture over on our tech blog - Code Wild

💻 What you’ll be doing

    • You’ll play an active role in delivering the roadmap for the Apps squad and be a key part of our Engineering team.
    • Collaborating with other engineers, designers, product managers, and stakeholders as you work together to scope out what to build and how.
    • Owning feature development from ideation through to production release and ongoing maintenance, using an iterative approach to validate ideas and learn.
    • Being a part of our supportive engineering culture as you learn more, and grow your career, within Bloom & Wild Engineering

✅ You’ll love this role if you… (What excites us)

    • Are proficient in Kotlin and Jetpack Compose and have basic knowledge about XML, gained through around 2 years experience.
    • Have a quality mindset and a passion for writing clean code while also keeping an eye for opportunities for improvements.
    • Have used approaches such as Clean Architecture or MVVM before. You understand the reason behind the architecture and when to apply it.
    • Understand the importance of practices such as version control and CI/CD, and have used industry-recognized tools to follow them.
    • Have an optimistic attitude - you overcome setbacks and obstacles and inspire and motivate those around you too.
    • Take a collaborative, data-driven, and experimental approach to solving complex problems, and demonstrate the ability to foster this mindset in your colleagues.
    • Are keen to learn and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and value sharing your knowledge with your peers

    • It would be great if you also have...
    • Some basic knowledge of Java.
    • Some knowledge about testing and creating testable code.
    • Some knowledge of dependency injection.
    • Experience working on an e-commerce app

    • These are some of the skills and experience we think will enable success in this role, but please don’t worry if you are missing some of these. We’re committed to building a team made up of different strengths, skills, and experiences, so if you’re excited about our values, passionate about what you do, and would like to join us in doing things more thoughtfully, we’d love to hear from you.
🏡 Belonging @ Bloom & Wild
We know that we learn through our differences, and building a diverse team has always been central to creating the best experience for our customers.  We value all backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences, and encourage everyone to share their opinions openly within our caring and inclusive team.  Our champions community actively advances our culture of inclusion and belonging, which is organised around 8 pillars of diversity. These cross-business networks offer additional opportunities for connection, education, support and celebration, and ensure that inclusivity continues to be embedded in our ways of working.  

🧭 Our ways of working
We really believe in the power of connection. For us that looks different depending on the team you work in. Some of our teams work together in person every day, whereas others may connect in person every quarter. 

We also believe in flexibility that supports you, the work you do, and your team.  How much you work from home and from our office depends on a balance of those needs, and you’ll agree this with your manager.

Whether it’s through a shared project, a learning and development opportunity, or an afterwork social - we trust our teams to make the right decisions (for them and us) about where and how they work each day.

We’re big on collaboration, empathy, knowledge sharing and growth, and our values drive our priorities every day:

Lead change for good: we have the guts to try new things and step up to do what matters most.
Think deeply, act swiftly: we make sure there’s thoughtful rationale behind our approach and always act swiftly to implement ideas.
Care wildly: we pour care and creativity into everything we do and pay attention to the things that make a difference.
Stay open, be curious: we’re open about what we’re doing and why, and we welcome challenges from each other

🌟 Work that works for you
To care wildly for our customers, firstly we care wildly for our teams. We work hard to craft a culture of thoughtfulness and care, where there is a strong sense of inclusion and belonging, enabling all of our people to thrive and be successful each day. 

Our perks and benefits include:
⏰ Flexible working & work from abroad 
🌴 25 days holiday + your birthday + flexible bank holidays, & option to buy additional holiday each year
💛 1 Volunteering day each year
🐣 Enhanced family leave and a workplace nursery scheme
🌱 A flexible training framework for every stage of your career 
💐 Irresistible discounts on our products, blooms & subscriptions!
📈 Share in our success with a choice to take equity options from day 1

For more information on our perks & bens, please see  www.bloomandwild.com/careers
 
🫱‍🫲 Getting hired
We know that job searching can be daunting, and we want to do everything we can to ensure that your experience with us is a good one. Interviewing is a 2-way process, and we’re keen to answer all of the questions you have, so that you can be sure (and excited!) that we’re the right move for you.

Apply below (it takes 2 minutes!)
- Chat with Billy, our Senior Talent Manager for tech - to discuss our role and learn a bit more about your skills and background and how we might match your career & development goals.
- A take home technical task 
- Interview with Aleksandar Penev, Engineering Manager for the Apps squad with Matteo or Paulo, our Android devs to get into more of the detail
- Interview with Kate and Gabe from our Product team
- Final chat with Kev, from our Tech leadership team.

We believe in leading change for good, so if there’s anything that we can do to help throughout your application process, or if you have any feedback, please share this with us anonymously here so we can use this to improve your experience.

#Bloom&Wild