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September 14th, 2012 at 10:05 am

Job – Stirling – Senior Software Engineer – Android Opportunity

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Linknode are hiring!

Linknode deliver software solutions and support to a range of prestigious clients on web and mobile platforms. With new projects planned on mobile devices, we have an opportunity for a software engineer to join our growing team offering solutions across platforms.

As an established, sound and successful organisation, Linknode offer the successful candidate a competitive package, a challenging and rewarding team role and the opportunity to work with a range of cutting edge technology. Engineers in the company benefit from the flat structure within the organisation, designed to create organic growth, encourage input and personal interest and to reward performance – if you do well in this company there are great opportunities to accelerate your career and salary as well as develop your skills.

Role
This position at Linknode is positioned under the Technical Architect and Director as a senior software engineer delivering a roadmap of projects across multiple platforms. Primarily as an Android developer working in C# using Mono and MonoGame, you will be focussed on providing location based, personalised applications taking full advantage of the hardware sensors on Android devices.
Working with the architect, you will help define and deliver the technical architecture required to make location based, personalised applications work across multiple platforms.
As a more senior role, you will be expected to mentor and support the more junior members of the team.

You
The successful candidate will be a motivated software engineer / developer, educated to Computer Science or equivalent degree level. You will have a solid software development background and hands-on commercial experience. Having successful delivered Android projects is preferred.
You must have demonstrable skills in creating Android user interfaces and layout (ideally using C# and Mono). You will have knowledge of modern mobile communication technologies (REST, JSON, XML etc.) and experience of test driven development.
Experience of other mobile platform development is desirable, as is geospatial awareness, project design and management and practical experience of working directly with customers.

Key Skills

  • Object Orientated Programming language (C#, Java or similar)
  • Android UI development experience
  • Self-sufficient problem solver
  • Recent commercial exposure and good communication skills

Desirable / Aspirational

  • iOS / Windows Phone experience
  • 3D / XNA / MonoGame / OpenGL experience
  • Understanding of geospatial technologies
  • Test driven development and unit testing
  • Development of R&D projects (including your own!)

Remuneration
Starting: Full time, salary band £25,000-£35,000 pa (depending on experience) with 20 days holiday (plus statutory)
+6 Months: Performance related benefits review including pension contributions.

Location
The position is located in central Stirling. There will be occasional requirements to travel and work onsite, including overnight when required, a full UK driving licence is essential.

Contact
Prospective candidates should reply in the first instance (by email to info@ANDROIDlinknode.co.uk, remove the mobile operating system) with an up-to-date CV plus an introductory paragraph – specific to this application – outlining your reasons for applying and quoting reference “ln_ssea_201209”.

Any agencies replying on behalf of clients are, by reading this advert and responding directly with their candidates, accepting that any terms and conditions will not exceed 10% of starting salary and be payable 30 days after any successful candidate has completed one full month of employment.

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