Senior Android Software Engineer (London)

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £53,200.00 - £87,300.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


Please note:

This role is based at our Head Office in London. Whilst we currently have a blended approach between office and home working, you may be required to work from the office at times.

You will be asked to provide legal proof of entitlement to work in the UK, please ensure you check the UK government website for relevant criteria. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time. 

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, ecommerce 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 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from ecommerce functionality to machine learning.

What will you 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.

As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced software engineers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.

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. 

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:

  • Swift/iOS

  • 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

Additional Information:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. 

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.


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 - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Product Engineer PL6 - FINAL.pdf 


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