Android Engineer - Payment Team - Full Remote in Europe at Heetch
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Payment Team @Heetch
The Payment Team works behind the scenes to ensure a smooth experience for everyone involved in payment transactions. We are responsible for the proper handling of millions of euros across thousands of daily rides , and everyone is counting on us to deliver reliably and efficiently. We work hand in hand with the Data, Product and Operations teams to improve our product while protecting our bankrolls and maintaining compliance and cleanliness in our accounting records:
- Numbers, numbers everywhere.
- We help users manage their payment methods and coupons, a crucial part of the passenger on-boarding experience.
- We make sure drivers get paid on time for their work by providing them with a seamless experience so they don’t have to worry about their money.
- Fraudsters are like zombies, one breach, and you’ll face an army of them.
- 1 cent can become over 9000 cents if you don’t pay attention.
Android within Payment Team
As a mobile developer, your job will be to work on the interfaces, for example, to help passengers managing their payment methods/coupons or drivers understanding how much they earn on the platform. You want to make sure people can know what's going on with their money
Our team's values
- Transparency: We discuss everything openly within the team. Our speak up culture is strong.
- Remote first: Our team is fully distributed, and we work hard at that, but feel free to work from any of our offices in Paris, London, Brussels or Casablanca.
- The courage to fail: We celebrate the wins, but more importantly we're not afraid to fail, we always learn and go again.
- Team Unity: No one is left behind.
- Code quality: It's not software without tests.
Does it sound like you?
- You have more than 5 years of experience in Android development and you still like it.
- Thanks to your advanced knowledge of Rx, you can write complete use cases with flatMaps, concats, zips and are not afraid to jump from one scheduler to another.
- Though you could write a book about Java, you now only want to deal with data/sealed classes, extension functions and know the difference between apply/with/also/run/let.
- You know enough about Fragments, Activities, savedInstanceStates & Parcelables to know what you want to work with on your next project, and what you sincerely want to see burn.
- You're in love with ConstraintLayout, can make art out of Canvas and build custom views when the framework is just not enough.
- You know the difference between unit & automated tests, can write Rx-oriented test cases without wanting to die and know how to get everything running on a CI platform while you sleep.
- You know when to use api or implementation in your gradle files and are not afraid of multi-modules projects.
- If you have contributed to open source projects, it would be a plus.
- If you have experience with background services, unreliable network conditions & location updates, we'd love it.
- If you know what kills the phone's battery and how to help mitigate the issue, we'd enjoy knowing more about it too.
What will you do?
- Work closely with Product, Backend and Data Analysts to build highly impactful features
- Work in a release train cycle (we ship often )
- Optimise performance and help solve technical and product problems for our large pool of Android drivers
- Participate in Code Reviews and provide feedback to your colleagues
- Have the freedom to experiment. Intrigued in new tech or library? Go for it! let's see how it improves our app
- Be a key member of the wider Android team at Heetch and contribute to core architecture and design discussions
- Work on large cross-team projects
- Routinely own and manage releases to the Play store
What are going to be your main challenges?
Our app is one, of the few mobile apps, running in the foreground for up to seven hours straight on drivers phones. This rather unique use case brings fun challenges with handling the lifecycle of the app.
- Network and GPS management: We need to provide accurate information and price suggestions to our community. This means making sure every driver gets important notifications in any network conditions, providing GPS location as accurate as possible for the pricing and tracking.
- UI & UX: Ride-sharing apps are a really special case in app design. They all revolve around a map and the conventional navigation patterns like list view and navigation controls need heavy tweaking to make for great user experience.
- One way data flow and functional pattern: We are passionate about software architecture. We've built the core of our apps using Rx and want to push this forward in both the data and the UI layers. Ideally, our team will grow big enough to be able to push forward what mobile programming means and we'll contribute back to all those amazing open source projects we learned from.
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