Senior Android Developer in Madrid


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Job Description

As a Senior Android Developer, you will have the opportunity to build and lead solutions that engage millions of sports fans worldwide. Working with a wide range of data sources and frontend technologies, building custom UI experiences for sports fans.You will support, lead and motivate other Developers, as well as progress your own skills and expertise along the way, driving new technologies and techniques across the team. At Pulselive, we pride ourselves in providing a collaborative environment that ensures we produce leading products across web and native applications.

You are expected to be an effective Tech Lead within a delivery squad, demonstrating good communication skills across all disciplines and parties involved in delivering a project, both internally and externally. You can line manage other Developers if you have the relevant desire and skills to do so.

Key Responsibilities

  • Scoping and managing project tasks from requirements
  • Assigning and tracking project tasks on behalf of other members of the development team
  • Mentoring and supporting other team members
  • Identifying and managing dependencies within a project, across disciplines and externally
  • Managing code releases to all environments (Dev, Test, Staging and Prod)
  • Taking ownership of all progress within a project across the squad, tracking and communicating in own area of expertise
  • Producing code to a high standard that not only functions correctly but can be understood and extended by other members of the team
  • Showing good attention to detail in the final product, taking care and pride in what is produced, ensuring others do the same
  • Communicating clearly to ensure the best possible solutions are built
  • Developing own skills to get as many aspects to an expert level, as possible
  • Sharing of ideas and techniques across the development team, contributing to and learning from the team as a whole
  • Collaborating with other Senior Developers to set the team direction providing the support needed for the whole Android Chapter to develop

Possible Extended Responsibilities

  • Line management of Developers ( no more than 1 day a week ). This includes performance reviews, time management, ongoing role support etc.
  • Leading and motivating other members of the development team to fulfill their roles effectively, helping to develop their skills and knowledge
  • Act as a Chapter Lead across own Chapter (area of expertise)
  • Identify and establish technical based Guilds/Working Groups to support the progression of development techniques and technology

Skills Knowledge and Expertise


  • 4+ years of experience within native Android mobile application development
  • Portfolio of android applications visible on Google Play
  • Keen to learn new technologies, tools and platforms
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in a software related technical field or equivalent experience

Expert knowledge of

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Designing and architecting Android applications
  • Kotlin
  • Reactive and functional programming (Rx, Coroutines, Flow etc.)
  • Web service integration (REST, JSON etc.)
  • GIT usage and code management
  • Integrating with and using third party libraries/applications (e.g. video providers)
  • Full Android development lifecycle from project creation to release signing
  • Documenting Android solutions and code

Competent with

  • Task/ticket management tools such as JIRA
  • Persistent storage solutions
  • Java for Android
  • CI/CD Solutions
  • Writing unit tests

Understanding of

  • Javascript


At Pulselive we truly value our team and have developed our approach to ensure you are not only rewarded for your contribution but have access to unique benefits along with a positive approach to wellness. We want to ensure that your career, health and well-being are of the utmost importance at all times.

Benefits & Wellness

  • Flexible & Remote Working
  • Buy and Sell Annual Leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sporting Events and Tickets
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Complimentary Headspace Access
  • Annual Wellness Contribution
  • Mobile Phone Contribution
  • Sony Discounts

About Pulselive

At Pulselive we create experiences that sports fans can't live without. We exist to unlock the power of sport through technology by uniting communities, entertaining, and inspiring people around the world.

Our work is dedicated to one of the most socially impactful activities on the planet - sport. As a technology company, we strive to provide equal access and enjoyment to every new and existing sports fan, the world over. We’re a team of highly talented and engaged creatives, engineers, product managers and researchers that collaborate to make this happen. This empowers us conceptualising, developing and managing digital platforms, reaching millions of sports fans every day; whether that’s the official Cricket World Cup website or the Premier League’s mobile apps.

Our team is over 120 strong, predominantly in the UK, with a number of offices including Australia, Spain and the United States.  

Our Commitment to you

Securing and investing in the best talent is one of our Key Principles; it’s integral we have a diverse team of individuals who feel challenged and valued. While you don’t have to be a sports fan yourself, you’ll need to embrace the power of teamwork.

We take professional development seriously and ensure every person at Pulselive receives a range of learning opportunities. We focus on your long term career goals, rather than your existing responsibilities.

We are firm believers in flexibility, both location and when you work. We trust each other to be responsible, ensuring the work gets done but balanced around our own lives.

Our response to COVID 19
During this time Team Pulselive are working in a hybrid manner to deliver sports experiences that fans can’t live without. We are currently working through a blend of in person interactions (typically two days per week) and remote activity.

Our recruitment process during COVID 19
We are continuing to hire and onboard fantastic people into our teams during the COVID pandemic and have adapted our processes to ensure we can deliver a virtual recruitment process that keeps you and our teams safe. During our recruitment process, you can expect to interact with us via one-way video interview, virtual meetings and telephone. The Talent Acquisition and Hiring Teams are here to support you through your recruitment journey, so please feel free to contact us if you require any assistance.

Onboarding during COVID 19

Our new starters are joining the business in person and will move through a blend of in office and remote onboarding. We want to ensure you feel like part of our team and are set up for success from day one. From onboarding to team interactions and company all hands, we will ensure you have everything you need to succeed as your onboard with Pulselive.


About Pulselive


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