May 04, 2022

Senior Android Developer

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

We're REA

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, spacely.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Proptrack.com, Smartline.com.au and Mortgage Choice.

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.

What we’re doing

This role is based in the Consumer Channels and Search Tribe, in the Consumer Experience line of business headed up by Val Brown. The Channels & Search tribe is the architectural heart of REA Group, responsible for the flagship realestate.com.au mobile applications & website. Our products and experiences are used by over 10 million people a month – right in the middle of the action, this is a high scale, high impact, and fast-paced environment.

Home to a world-class group of Product, Design and Technology specialists, the team creates immersive, intuitive, and personalised experiences, providing consumers with knowledge and confidence to make great property decisions. This team is all about connecting people with property & being a part of every property conversation, by designing market-leading digital tools, content, and features. The people behind our little red house are very passionate about what they do – inside and outside of REA. As a Senior Developer, you will play a key role in the continual advancement of our agile engineering practices within this team. We are continuously looking for the most talented software engineers to join us and contribute to our system of work.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a Senior Developer who is passionate about Android and mobile development in general. You will be working collaboratively with our product and technical team members to help deliver and support REA’s main mobile applications. The Senior Mobile Developer supports the team in the following ways:

  • Help design, implement, and maintain our native mobile products.

  • Contribute to a team of experienced native mobile application developers

  • Inform delivery planning and technical design by providing a balanced view of options, effort, and quality considerations

  • Keep abreast of the latest technology advancements to inform product and technical design

  • Proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of products, technology, process, and team development

  • Actively develop skills and experience through continuous learning and evaluation

Skills and experience

  • Someone with a few runs on the board in the Mobile space

  • 3+ years of experience working in Android development

  • Demonstrated experience working in one or more of our programming languages – Java for Android or Kotlin.

  • Sound skills in user interface development including motion/animation-based UI’s.

  • Developed skills in modern software development techniques such as object orientation, test-driven development, micro-services, and continuous delivery.

  • Knowledge of software design patterns and best practices for software development

  • Skills in designing native mobile solutions that scale and perform for millions of users

  • An understanding of common testing practices

  • Experience with iOS development will be looked upon favourably

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens

  • Work productively in a fast-paced and agile environment

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:
 

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
 

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/about-us/news-and-insights/blog/rea-groups-evolution-of-hybrid-working/

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?