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  • Salary: £400 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 12/09/2017
  • Job reference: J369607A

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The work location is in LEEDand is a 3 Month contract paying 400-475 Per Day.

The role is working for an entertainment leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. Working in a company always innovating and thinking ahead.

Required Skills:

It is essential that you can immediately add value to our team and be able to contribute to our team's velocity from day one. Therefore we think it is essential that you have knowledge and experience of as many of the following items as possible:

  • Excellent knowledge of the Android Platform
  • Development experience in one or more OOP languages
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of Agile methodologies and best practices (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.). You'll be a champion for agile best practices and be able to discuss the various practices and their benefits in detail
  • Solid background in, and knowledge of OOP design patterns and best practices is essential
  • Excellent communicator, having worked collaboratively in teams of various sizes, liaising with stakeholders across the business.
  • RESTful service integration
  • Experience and knowledge of TDD and associated frameworks
  • Experience using Source Control (Git)
  • Experience using Continuous Integration (Jenkins, etc.). Must be able to setup/maintain a CI environment
  • Experience in writing Espresso tests
  • Logical thinker with excellent problem solving skills
  • Must be willing to learn and feel passionately about continuous improvement

Personal Skills:

  • Organised and self-motivated with an ability to prioritise and manage workload
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both business and technical audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to use them in consensus building
  • Ability to innovate and adapt based on team needs

Bonus Points Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing IPTV applications
  • Experience developing for Chromecast using javascript
  • Pair programming experience (used on certain tasks where valuable)
  • Experience/knowledge of BDD
  • You have an excellent grasp of the Java fundamentals and have extensive experience in building mobile applications in Android.
  • You are competent with native Android and love to learn the latest libraries to improve your productivity.
  • You are experienced in building phone and tablet user-interfaces that scale to screen size.
  • You are a team player and recognise the benefits of TDD, BDD and Agile principles.
  • You love getting involved in all parts of the development process, collaborating closely in a cross-functional team.
  • You are creative and keen to push forward internal development through participating in guilds, sharing knowledge and keeping on top of the latest technologies.
  • You want to be part of the next stage in Sky's mobile roadmap. From existing apps with millions of users to groundbreaking new projects implementing the latest features

About the client

The client is a large entertainment organisation; they excite and inspire customers with leading innovations and technologies in the entertainment industry. They strive to be the best for customers and the people working for them. They are always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.

If you are relevant or interested don't delay, contact me on 0161 924 1416 or email me at

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