Android developer

We are hiring an Android developer. Is this you?

Panenka76 is a sports-focused services & application development company. We make top-scoring sports and football apps for clients all over Europe, but ask us to hit an ace and we’ll return you a slick tennis application. Or lets shoot some hoops together during a brainstorm and work out apps for basketball, ice hockey, cycling, running or whatever sport you like. As long as there is data, there’s hope. We help our customers convert their sports business plans into apps and services. Oh, and you might also know us from our sister company WebComrades.

We have offices in Leuven (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). This position is not linked to a certain location and we encourage working remotely over commuting.

Who are we looking for?

In a nutshell, we are looking for a high-calibre programmer with a knack for the Android platform. Okay, but what does that even mean?

You are a problem solver. You know how to break down problems into their constituents, how to design simple abstractions and how to compose complex systems out of these abstractions. We expect you to be familiar with concepts like dependency injection, reactive programming and lambdas. You understand that code is read more often than written and make sure your code is clean and testable. We like people who are not afraid of questioning their skills, who deliberately practice their programming chops and enjoy trying out new ideas. You are a precise communicator: clear thoughts lead to clear code.

Intimate knowledge of the Android platform, ecosystem, tooling and support products is essential. You are fluent in Android’s patterns and APIs. You know how to performantly implement an infinitely scrollable list view with pictures that talks to a paged REST endpoint. You are not satisfied with a jittery page swiper and care about how intuitively users navigate your app.

At the end of the day, your goal is to provide the end user with an excellent mobile experience (resulting in a ***** rating).

What’s it like to work at Panenka76?

You will join our team of mobile developers, and build compelling mobile apps for sports aficionados. You will work side by side with our back-end architects and iOS developers, a great team of like-minded technology brains. You will have discussions about a modular sports app dashboard page, about composing asynchronous event streams, about cache control hints and about who will humiliate his colleagues in our in-house FIFA tournament.

You will have the opportunity to work on apps with tons of users. That includes keeping them happy.

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We allow our developers to define their own development process and make their own technological choices. If you’ve carefully considered a practice or technology, you will have the freedom to adopt it. We are not a bureaucracy that only allows “proven” technologies, we change fast and often.

We expect you to learn and support you in doing so. We have frequent knowledge sharing sessions, attend conferences and provide our staff with a book budget in sync with their reading speed. We value the developer you are, we value the developer you can become even more.

Sounds like you? Here’s how to apply.

We like people who take pride in their work. This is the time to show off. Can you show us an app in the Google Play store that you worked on? Can you do a 15 minute presentation of an interesting project you played a role in? Do you contribute to open source? Do you have a github account? We’d love to see your work. We prefer a demonstration of your programming skills over the list of technologies you’ve touched in previous years. Please don’t approach us like you would approach a traditional recruitment company.

A good cover letter is a must. Introduce yourself, be memorable. Make us interested in the individual that is you. Don’t forget to mention your hobbies or side-projects. Are you a downhill mountainbiker or a wood carver? An amateur chef or a botanist? Great! We like people of different backgrounds (yup, we have an MMA cage fighter in-house).

Shoot your cover letter, resume and portfolio to scoring@panenka76.com.

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