Senior Android Engineer

SUMMIT Africa Recruitment

4th February 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

4 to 8 years

Cost to company

Mid Senior

Full Time


  • Git
  • Jira
  • JSON
  • Android
  • Android Development


  • Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership, build and maintain our bleeding edge mobile eCommerce Android application.
  • Design, develop and test code written in Java/Kotlin.
  • Apply best practice and ensure stability and security of the applications.
  • Monitor and profile application performance.
  • Take part in daily standup; manage your time and workload effectively.
  • Collaborate with creative, content and engineering teams to design and develop a world-class Android application.
  • Publish applications to the Google Play Store

Attributes/Experience required:

  • Strong Computer Science and programming fundamentals.
  • Experience architecting, developing, testing and maintaining Android mobile applications.
  • Experience with network requests to RESTful APIs (JSON) using best practice.
  • Full understanding of the Android application, activity and fragment life-cycles.
  • Appreciation of Android-specific asynchronous processing techniques.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Android user experience design patterns.
  • Experience using GIT, Jira and Confluence
  • Experience developing in an Agile team environment
  • Be accountable, engaging and inventive.
  • Work alongside a QA engineer regarding testing and product finalisation.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Sketch, Zeplin and Photoshop.
  • Experience with Google Maps, Firebase & Braze.


  • Information Technology or Computer Science Degree OR Minimum of 4 years relevant experience

The Environment:

  • Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading food delivery player in South Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it is all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extraordinary Mind who:
    • is respectful but forthright
    • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
    • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
    • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for Mr D Food
  • thinks like an owner of the business