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Senior Android Engineer, Software Development



Software Engineering
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Who We Are - About NewGlobe

NewGlobe is working with visionary governments around the world to dramatically improve the quality of basic education. Founded in 2007, we partner with governments to provide integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement -- all grounded in learning science -- to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, Our data-driven approach has been validated by a Nobel-winning researcher and recognition by international leaders in Education. We imagine a world where all children can access an education that unlocks their full potential.

We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe -- a more equitable globe -- to join us. More information:

Technology Group

Technology plays a critical role enabling us to provide transformative education at massive scale in highly resource constrained environments. This is one of the key elements that gives us the ability to deliver radically impactful programmes, creating brighter futures for a generation of children across the world each day. Technology spans several key functions, including product management, business intelligence, software development and IT operations. Working with us, passionate technologists have a chance to directly change the world.

Software Development Department

The software development department handles all aspects of delivery related to our custom software applications and services - everything that it takes to turn an idea into working software and delivering value to our users. The department is structured into cross-functional, self-organising teams that work together on projects, short and long, alongside product designers and key business stakeholders.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced full time Senior Android Engineer, Software Development to join our new Lagos-based cross-functional software development team, which will build the software that powers and improves our ability to deliver massive learning gains – at scale.

The Lagos team will have a special focus on the learning management platform and the rest of the technology running in our academies (which is all Android based). This person will join an elite, interdisciplinary team that will be building the technology that will take NewGlobe to the next level. It's a great opportunity to grow and learn, while working on developing software with a mission that few, if any, can compete with.

We believe in innovation, fast feedback, and high impact. We have an existing portfolio of native Android applications that undergird our ability to support self-sufficient academy management, engage the local community, and deliver high-quality education to our pupils. However, we need someone that can drive the next generation of these platforms, ensuring high availability even in challenging conditions and generally driving innovation in the mobile space. It's all about rolling up one's sleeves to introduce best practices, deliver key functionality, and pave the way for exciting future possibilities, like adaptive curriculums and automated grading of tests (to name just a few).

What You Will Do

  • Gather requirements, build, test, and ship new Android functionality for our academy tech platform
  • Collaborate with the server-side developers to design the APIs for specifically for the Android application (not just consuming APIs that were already developed for a web app)
  • Engage on all dimensions of the app, from UI and UX, to business logic, to storage and networking
  • Introduce architectural patterns to improve scalability, stability, and maintainability

What You Should Have

  • Bachelor's degree in related field with superior academic performance
  • At least three years of professional Android development experience. Senior Android Engineer, especially published apps on Google Play
  • Full lifecycle experience, from conceptualisation to deployment to feedback from production
  • Experience with writing library projects that get reused across multiple android apps
  • Knowledge of Gradle and DI helpful
  • Experience architecting whole Android applications, not just adding features or porting existing apps
  • Belief in the importance of automated unit, integration, and functional tests for Android apps
  • Exposure to continuous integration and continuous delivery practices, especially in an environment of weekly (or even more frequent) releases to production
  • Love for collaboration and working with driven stakeholders, including presenting work with confidence when interacting with business owners and users
  • Openness and eagerness for learning new paradigms and practices
  • Passion for NewGlobe's vision of democratising the right for all children to succeed

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to make a difference for children every day at a proven, internationally recognized, mission-driven company.
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangement.
  • Take the lead and help us grow our engineering team
  • The opportunity to work on challenging and innovative projects

Values of Successful Employees at NewGlobe

We are looking for new joiners who are energized by our mission and share our values.

Detailed doers, creative problem-solvers, relentless advocates, malleable learners, data-driven decision-makers and curious investigators do well at NewGlobe. Learn more about our values and how to succeed as a job-seeker at NewGlobe on our LinkedIn page.

What to Expect from the Interview Process

We have a rigorous, merit based hiring process. The process is designed to simulate the essential parts of the job and introduce you to your role in the business should you join our team. Apply via our website.

We will never ask for payment as part of the interview process and we are committed to a fair process free of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship or disability.