Senior Engineer - Mobile (Android)

  • Xero
  • Wellington, NZ
  • May 15, 2024
Engineering Technology

Job Description

About the team you’ll join:

In this role, you’ll be diving into the exciting world of Android development at Xero, crafting software for our mobile products. We’re all about driving delivery and constantly improving our products. From research and discovery to prototyping, implementation, and even the end of life phases, we’re involved in every step of the product journey. 

You’ll have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the business domain, which will be crucial in building top-notch software and delivering value to our customers. Collaboration is key, as you’ll work closely with our talented team to prototype, build, and test high-quality apps. You’ll also keep an eye out for any shortcomings in our current technology or architecture and suggest solutions to overcome them.

We’re not just looking for someone who’s great at coding. We want someone who loves to help others grow. You’ll have the chance to provide input on architectural decisions and offer technical guidance and mentoring to fellow developers. Staying up to date with the ever-evolving world of mobile development is essential. We’ll count on you to keep a finger on the pulse of the latest technologies and seize opportunities to incorporate them into our mobile team’s work.


What you'll do:

  • Develop software for mobile products on the Android platform, continually driving delivery and continuous product improvement.
  • Working in a cross-functional fast paced environment, you’ll work with Product, Design & Data peers designing, prototyping and implementing product features.
  • Identify opportunities in current technology/architecture and recommend solutions; providing constructive input into architectural decisions for new features.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other engineers, helping them grow to be the best version of themselves!
  • Keep an ear to the ground in an effort to stay up to date with Android mobile development technologies; identify and promote opportunities to make use of these technologies within the mobile team. 


What you'll bring:

  • Exposure to building high-quality mobile apps using Kotlin and Java.
  • Knowledge of MVVM and Jetpack Compose.
  • Experience with Unit and Instrumented testing.
  • Proven experience with mentoring other Engineers and providing guidance on best practice.
  • Proven experience leading collaboration with others in a cross functional product environment.
  • Strong knowledge of mobile application design & development best practices, coupled with previous experience delivering software in a modern agile environment. Including an advocacy for software testing.
  • Whilst not essential, any experience with other technologies such as .NET or iOS would be beneficial