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Senior Android Developer

  • Sky
  • Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1, UK
  • 14/11/2023
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do

  • Have worked in an agile team alongside iOS developers, Automation testers and Business analysts.
  • Develop testable code at a high quality and take part in team decisions to build scalable and maintainable apps.
  • Be customer passionate about the features you develop and be an excellent communicator, within the team and the wider company.
  • Support the team’s applications and services out of hours on a rota basis and provide support and encourage the development of more junior members.

What you'll bring

  • The ability to lead feature development work in Kotlin with an understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses and which design patterns do/do not work well.
  • Strong unit testing experience crafting reliable production applications and writing UI tests.
  • A good understanding of Mobile Software architectures including MVVM and clean Architecture and SOLID principles.
  • Good experience of Continuous Integration, supporting scripts debugging and resolving bugs and performance issues
  • A good understanding of git, Gradle, Firebase Crashlytics and scripting languages such as Ruby

Team overview

“We have a real focus on diversity and inclusion here at Sky, our workmates aren’t just colleagues, we care deeply about the ‘whole’ person and not just the slice of you at work. The work is fast paced and exciting, the technologies are cutting edge and the ways of working are dynamic with a focus on allowing you to show off your own skills and initiative!” – Sarah Baker, Head of Technology

Product Delivery

Want to deliver brilliant products and unmissable entertainment that grips millions of households? Our 1000 strong, Product Delivery team does everything from developing innovative AI technology to creating the best HDR viewing experience for TV products. From Sky Go to Sky Q & Sky Glass, we take our products to the next level and make them more agile and reliable with every release.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work

We are a Disability Confident Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space


Our spacious tech hub is less than a mile from Leeds train station. There’s plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.

Need a break? You can blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis, and stay fit at our subsidised gym.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.