We’re looking for a motivated and experienced developer with a strong focus on native mobile development to join our team of talented developers working on innovative products within small, multi-disciplined project teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with commercial mobile (native iOS/Android) experience and who is looking for that next challenge to drive their career forwards.

Alongside your core development responsibilities you will also have the opportunity to take an active role in all stages of product development, from initial idea generation, through prototyping and user validation, to eventual release and iterative improvement.

While the focus of this role is on delivering and continually improving mobile apps for our clients you will also get the opportunity to work on web-based projects - so we will be interested to hear about any experience of Python, PHP or JavaScript.

How we work

We are passionate about Agile delivery, and seek to continuously improve our processes to deliver maximum value to our clients.

We work with a range of clients, from small startups to big brands on projects that span from early prototypes through to large software builds.

The role

Reporting to our Technology Director, you'll play a critical role in delivering mobile and web solutions following lean, agile and continuous delivery principles. You will also have the support of our Tech Lead and Senior developers and a generous training and development programme so you can keep progressing your own skills and career.

Working in cross disciplinary teams of talented product strategists, UI/UX designers, project managers and fellow developers you must have a strong desire to improve yourself and learn from others, and a willingness to participate in and contribute to our culture of learning and sharing.

This is a full-time role in our Oxford office.

Your responsibilities

  • Delivering high quality native mobile and web solutions.
  • Accurate and consistent reporting on project status.
  • Helping create a positive working environment based on our culture of being collaborative, open, flexible and social.
  • Building strong relationships both internally with our teams and externally with your clients.
  • Sharing what you learn with the wider Digital Community, through blogging, conferences and meetups.

Our ideal candidate

A mid-level developer with a demonstrable talent for mobile and web software development, and a proven ability to architect and deliver projects working as part of a team.

We'll expect you to be an excellent communicator, able to collaborate with team members on solutions and keep project managers up to date on progress and setbacks.

You'll be a conscientious developer, seeking out responsibility and taking a share of ownership in the quality of the wider project, not just your tasks.

Essential skills and experience

Commercial mobile experience

  • Objective-C and Swift for iOS, Java and Kotlin for Android
  • Tools: Cocoapods, Gradle

Web experience

  • Experience of creating web-apps, ideally using PHP, Python or JavaScript
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Great client-facing and internal communication skills, written and verbal
  • A commitment to learning, developing and sharing knowledge

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of Agile methodology (Scrum or Kanban)
  • Experience of using our preferred tools - JIRA, Harvest, Slack
  • Agency experience
  • Experience of using web frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, Django or Flask
  • Experience of Test- and Behaviour-Driven Development (TDD/BDD)

We have a great company culture

COLLABORATIVE: We enjoy coming together to solve problems almost as much as sharing what we learn.

OPEN: We are a dedicated team who are honest, trustworthy and responsible.

FLEXIBLE: We are curious to explore new ideas, find innovative solutions and not afraid to learn as we go.

SOCIAL: We like to socialise together - recent highlights include sushi making and hosting a film screening.

Oxford is a fantastic location

  • 1 hour from London, easy to get there via bus or train
  • Great public transport links in Oxford and out to nearby towns (we also have some parking)
  • Our office is surrounded by unique shops, bars and restaurants of all cuisines from across the world
  • Benefits

    • Competitive salary and matched pension scheme
    • 25 days’ holiday plus public and bank holidays
    • Self-managed training and development budget and access to White October Events
    • Regular hack days and monthly “White October Wednesday” company-wide knowledge share
    • Flexible working policy

    Equality and diversity

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

    We have a new recruitment partner so please no recruiters

    Does this sound like you?

    If so, email jobs@whiteoctober.co.uk with a short covering letter and CV and we will be in touch.

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