Android Engineer

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With over 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across over 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

About the Role

Contribute to the development, maintenance and support of the ABC's Android and Android TV applications in line with ABC strategy and Product & Technology's objectives

Key Accountabilities

  • Under direction of the Engineering Manager & Technical Leads and in collaboration with colleagues, provide advanced technical development skills to the ABC’s Audience Facing Digital Products team, and contribute in the development of components and features in an efficient manner across the ABC’s mobile applications.
  • Contribute to the analysis, design and development of reusable components and functionality for a broad range of users across various ABC digital properties.
  • In collaboration with colleagues contribute to the delivery of high quality product development within prescribed timeframes and budget constraints and ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Consistently deliver technical solutions in line of the technical leads and engineering manager’s long term technical roadmap in close collaboration with direct and broader teammates.
  • Maintain an ongoing level of awareness of best industry practices for mobile development and convey this information to other teammates on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate and contribute to the planning of major product features and schedule and coordinate work in your area of responsibility.
  • Generate and maintain technical documentation, ensuring that all development work undertaken is properly documented.

About You

  • Strong demonstrated experience developing native Android applications using core technologies provided by the core Android ecosystem in preferably Kotlin
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessing, selecting and using modern frameworks and build tools, implementing automated/unit testing, and version control branching, emerging and versioning strategies.
  • Experience in setting up, maintaining and working with a continuous integration system and diagnosing build failures working towards prompt resolution.
  • Great interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills with the ability to foster an open and creative approach to development both within and across teams.
  • Keen attention to detail and organisational skills with the proven ability to effectively plan and prioritise projects and tasks effectively

Key technologies you will be using:

  • Kotlin
  • Coroutines
  • Compose
  • Media3
  • Navigation
  • Jetpack libraries
  • Hilt
  • GraphQL
  • Arrow/Functional Programming
  • Testing

Whats In It For You?

Come and join the vibrant Digital Product department in the ABC. Our mission is to enable ABCs digital future, where ABC transitions from a traditional broadcaster to Australias most trusted and valued digital media organisation. Through harnessing our talents in digital, collaborating with our partners and delivering beyond expectations, we ensure the ABC not just remains relevant but thrives.

As a group of product and platform teams, we develop and maintain the ABC's audience facing digital products across mobile, connected TV, desktop, and smart speakers. Whether it is staying informed of the latest breaking news, bringing some great TV on iview, streaming the Hottest 100 on the triple j app and website, or entertaining the kids with our ABC Kids app - the ABC's Digital Product offerings are some of Australia's most loved and most used platforms.

Your work will be appreciated by millions of audiences across Australia.

We are committed to career development and invest in our people to grow and become leaders in their fields. Everyone in the Digital Product department has a designated budget for training and development. We believe in flexible approaches to working and building self-organising and collaborative teams that offer friendly and supportive environments in which all team members can strive and grow.

For further information on this position please contact Jamie Nedved, Digital Talent Acquisition Lead via email  

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce

For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to Life Page on ABC LinkedIn. 

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Posted: July 6, 2024
Closing: August 03, 2024
Sydney, NSW
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