Senior Android Engineer

Just Eat

Just Eat is known throughout the UK as a great way to get food delivered to your door, but behind that enterprise is a team of highly skilled techies exploring every possible way to get you the food you want as easily as possible.

This includes developing automated takeaway-delivery robots, chatbots that uses machine learning to guess what type of food you may want from your facial expression, Apple TV applications that let you split the cost of your takeaway between friends, Alexa apps, Hololens apps, Xbox apps, Virtual reality experiences – you name a cutting-edge technology, and Just Eat is exploring the possibilities the tech can offer the food-ordering community.

The company also has a big commitment to open-source technology []. As Just Eat says on its website, “Just Eat is constantly innovating and every now and again we come up with something super neat that we can’t find an ‘out-of-the-box’ answer to; which we would like to contribute back to the community in the hope of solving some more of those common problems.”

The Just Eat tech team pride themselves on experimentation and learning from failure. As Craig Pugsley, Just Eat’s Principal UX Engineer says, “We have a wonderfully liberating principle of failing early and failing fast; it’s our job to fail those nine times so that we can get to that one time that is the absolutely killer success.” So, if you are interested in product research using the some of the most innovative technology tools out there, Just Eat’s Bristol R&D department want to hear from you.


It’s our job to understand and serve the Just Eat customer. Who are the people that come to Just Eat to buy their meals online? What do they need? What can we do to make their experiences better? Our Technology department is revolutionising the way people interact with food online every day by exploring new channels, such as voice-controlled ordering and virtual reality. Our team also collaborates with other internal departments to make sure our products and tech are tailor made from top insights and industry expertise.

The opportunity

Position: Senior Android Engineer

Department: Technology

Reports to: Technology Manager

Location: Bristol

The Opportunity

Just Eat is looking to hire an Android Engineer who has a passion for creating world-class products. This is a high profile role with the opportunity to make a significant impact across the business. You’ll work closely with the Technology Manager to set objectives that will empower customers across the app experience.

Our principles are at the core of how we meet our responsibilities. You’ll need to demonstrate these principles and make them a core part of how you work day-to-day:

  • Design and build great software
  • Move fast with confidence
  • Secure, stable, scalable, fast and reliable platform
  • Trust, control and transparency

We’ll believe and trust in you and your abilities. So you and your team will have the authority to make the technical decisions you need to meet your responsibilities to the rest of the platform and company.

  • The opportunity to become an authoritative voice within the engineering team of a successful and still fast-growing company.
  • An environment in which good, evidence-based arguments are always listened to, and will win out. Pick your metric, set a hypothesis and prove it.
  • An open, innovative, friendly and fun environment; we have a relaxed dress code and regular social events, including sundowners every Friday.
  • Hackathons every quarter – use your imagination, ideas and technologies of your choice to innovate and deliver prototypes of new products.
  • Ability to open source code that you work on.
  • An open-minded approach to development practices. We work asynchronously and use the tools we have effectively, keeping you in the zone for as long as possible.
  • All the hardware you need to get your job done.
  • The option to use open-source code to solve problems. Do not re-invent the wheel.
  • A balance between adding product features and improving the codebase. Even though the Kotlin project is brand new we hate technical debt and work hard to keep it under control.
  • Join a fast-growing company that is also the clear market leader
  • Fortnightly lunches delivered to our new trendy office with rooftop garden!

Key Responsibilities

As an Android Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Product Definition – contribute to the definition of product features, getting involved in workshops with other engineering teams and Product Managers
  • Technical Ownership – consistently produce high-quality software which fits the team’s expectations and best practices
  • Continuous improvement –  ensure continuous improvements by proposing and implementing new processes, designs and engineering practices that make the team more effective
  • Tracking Progress – track the progress being made towards the wider goals of the team, and transparently communicates this with the team and Technology Manager
  • Operating – take responsibility for deploying and supporting their changes all the way through to prove that they work well – and continue to work well – in production
  • Communicate – transparently communicate on your progress and discuss ideas with your team and Technology Manager. Share new development practices, patterns, standards with the team
  • Get involved in the definition of product features, and in workshops with your team.

Your Profile & Experience

  • Knowledge and application of the Android Architecture Components within an MVP and MVVM context
  • Integrating with APIs using Retrofit
  • Knowledge of how and what to track user actions with analytics providers
  • Understand the benefits of modular application construction
  • Launching and supporting non-trivial apps
  • Unit testing skills, a must
  • UI testing skills (with Espresso or equivalent) a must
  • Knowledge of Kotlin is important, we’re fully Kotlin

You’ll have an advantage if you have experience of:

  • Working within an e-commerce business where reliability is critical
  • Experience as to how to Whitelabel apps
  • Knowledge of running A/B experiments on mobile and the A/B testing limitations on mobile
  • Knowledge of Kotlin coroutines

Required skills and experience

Why work at Just Eat 

Just Eat is a leading global online food delivery marketplace headquartered in Amsterdam and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

We’ve built our business on having the widest choice available on our platform – connecting millions of customers with over 155,000 restaurants across 24 countries – with over 100 different cuisines from local independents to globally famous restaurants, available to order via our app and website.

We provide the platform and tools to help independent restaurants move online and reach a significantly broader customer base – to generate increased orders and grow their businesses. We also provide the insights, advice, and support our growing community needs to satisfy customers and help raise standards across a vibrant takeaway sector.

We’re built to deliver behind the scenes too. To make Just Eat the great company it is, it takes a great team of people. Which is why all of our colleagues are welcomed into a diverse and inclusive workplace where they feel they can belong. We’re passionate about nurturing our people and offer a full programme of training and support to our employees – helping them to develop their careers in a way that suits them.

No matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, where you are from, religious beliefs or takeaway preferences you could find your place at Just Eat  We’re a diverse and inclusive workplace that promotes a sense of belonging, allowing all of our people to bring their most colourful and complex selves to work every day.      


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Bike Loan
Casual Dress
Dental Benefits
Private Health
Team Outings
Gym Discount