Android Engineer

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 27/11/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £47,100.00 - £69,500.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, E-Commerce is a key part of Our Business - we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our Engineering practice includes 60+ teams, working on everything from Cloud Platforms to Mobile Apps, from E-Commerce functionality to Machine Learning.

Our Engineers work collaboratively and share knowledge, and learning is extremely important to us. We support our Engineers to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies.

This role is known internally as Product Engineer (PL7).

Find out more about being a Software Engineer in the Partnership, and the technology we use.


What you’ll be doing?

This is an opportunity to work as a Software Engineer specialising in Android development on a cross-functional Agile development team. You’ll typically be working collaboratively with other highly skilled Android Engineers as well as iOS engineers,  BAs, Testers, Web Designers and User Experience specialists on challenging customer-facing projects.

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. You would be expected to constantly improve your engineering skills and keep up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. In return for your  commitment you will receive the support and resources needed to achieve your learning goals. 

Ideal candidates will have excellent Android Java and Kotlin skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

What you’ll already have:

  • Native Mobile Development in Android (Kotlin and Java)

  • Knowledge and experience to support and migrate older Java Android code

  • Accessibility best practice

  • Knowledge of common design patterns such as MVVM, IoC, MVP

  • Automation of unit and functional testing of Android applications

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

  • TDD, pair programming.

  • Trunk, Branching, Code reviews, Pull requests

  • Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban

  • REST API development and/or consumption

What else you could bring:

  • Specific knowledge of MVVM and MVP (this is what is in use atm)

  • Postman or similar tools

  • Charles/Proxyman or similar tools

  • Bitrise/Gitlab CI

You will be working closely with the iOS development teams, and will also work with our website and microservice teams as such any experience in the following areas may also be helpful, but is not required or expected:


  • GraphQL

  • Microservice Architectures

  • Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms such as  AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Understanding of UX principles

  • HTML, CSS, and related web technologies

  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling, such as Reactjs, Redux, Webpack

  • Any Server side development languages such as Java

Where will you be working?:

We have opportunities at our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria.

We have a blended hybrid approach of working from our offices and a home/remote UK location. You are contracted to a Partnership office location. If you choose to work remotely you should be aware that from time to time, you will need to come into the office. This decision is made within your team and may mean that you do not come into the office for weeks or months at a time unless you choose to. 

What benefits do we offer you?:

We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. Find out about the benefits of working for the Partnership


How does our application process work?:

Internal candidates only, click here

External candidates: In order to help you understand what to expect, we have added a PDF overview of our application process at the green attachment link below.

For internal use only:





We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: Application & Interview process.pdf 


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