Senior Android Developer (Contract Role)

About Big Radical

Wake Up. Break Through. Repeat.

Big Radical is a product development studio of designers, engineers, project coaches and business innovators based in Soho, London. The leadership team are digital product development veterans and the team are rock-solid thinkers and makers. Big Radical is equal doses client business, product sandpit and IP development, together with a growing network of extended family and collaborators. We focus on Rapid Breakthrough Product Development – getting to the point fast, making things tangible, answering key questions - and helping you launch great products, services and experiences that make a difference you can measure. We're already working with a number of exciting brands, helping them breakthrough.


The role

We’re looking for an experienced and talented Senior Android developer to join our team for a 3 month contract.

You’ll have spent years getting your hands sticky with KitKats, Lollipops, and Marshmallows and more recently Oreo’s; both in a pure development role as well as supporting the architectural design and implementation of applications, including ensuring compatibility across the complex range of devices and flavours.

Additionally, you’ll fit perfectly into a large agile team. With a hive of activity and project teams around you, you’ll bring experience of developing world class Android applications that support multiple mobile and tablet devices; your knowledge of principles and patterns, as well as security and quality will be invaluable.

You grew up tinkering with technology, spent years getting your hands dirty in the code, preferably have experience working in an agency and you have a love for finding elegant technology solutions.

You are confident in taking a user story and working either independently or alongside your team to find a technology solution that is fit for both consumer and business requirements.


  • Be honest, direct and take ownership of your work
  • Have a strong eye for details
  • Play well with others, we’ve got a fantastic team to work with
  • Know how to articulate your ideas to the client and to the team
  • Be a tinkerer and explorer, don’t be afraid to question
  • Be interested, be interesting, we love variety


  • Own and be responsible for delivering key work streams / work packets
  • Mentor and co-ordinate with other team members
  • Take part in definition of work streams including research and development, workshops to define user stories, acceptance criteria, estimation, and specification
  • Explain technology solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Act as a platform evangelist for Android, sharing news and updates
  • Continuously measure and identify opportunities to improve methodology


  • Expert at Java and the Android SDK (including support libraries)
  • Experience with Kotlin, RxJava, Retrofit
  • Have a portfolio of Android applications live in the Google Play Store
  • Experience of developing custom UIs, animations and transitions
  • Experience integrating securely with first party web services and systems
  • Experience with continuous integration, static code analysis, test-driven development
  • Experience with unit and integration testing frameworks
  • Experience defining technical approach and solution against user stories
  • Advocate of iterative working processes borrowing from the agile mindset
  • Experience presenting to, discussing with and supporting client product owners
  • A strong background in development, technologies, patterns and techniques
  • A proven ability to estimate (size and scope) technical tasks / work packets
  • Passionate about exploring new technologies
  • Experience working in a fast paced, agency environment

We provide

The opportunity to join a new studio with high ambition and a genuine purpose to:

  • Help our clients and partners break through
  • Do everything in our power to help launch meaningful products and services that make a difference you can measure

Contact for more information!