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App Developer - React Native

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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Company Description

Life can sometimes be unpredictable, and it pays to plan ahead. Our aim at Legal & General Retail is to help our customers plan for the unexpected, achieve financial security for their tomorrow, and protect everything that’s important to them. To better understand our customers and meet their needs, we’ve brought our protection, retirement income, savings, lending and advice, fintech and mortgage businesses under one umbrella. Created at the start of 2022 through the merging of our long-standing and trusted retail retirement and insurance businesses, we’re a fast-growing division with big, customer-centered ambitions.


Job Description

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Mobile App Engineer to join our growing  engineering team. The role holder will use their software engineering skills and experience to build features, solve bugs, address technical debt; bring a strategic lens to team operating processes and tooling to improve how we work and ultimately deliver valuable, high quality software to our customers.

 

What you'll be doing

  • Building clean, maintainable features and resolving end-to-end issues with an understanding of different possible approaches, to ensure that we are delivering great outcomes to our customers as effectively as we can. 
  • Ensuring that the solutions developed and deployed are fit for purpose, provide appropriate business value, adhere to quality standards and align to standard engineering practices.
  • Understanding and contributing to the strategy for the management of technical debt within the team to ensure that Legal & General’s systems are secure, resilient and reliable.
  • Analysing and defining test approaches and strategies within your team so that the customer experience is of the highest quality – with an emphasis security, usability and accessibility.
  • Conducting and participating in code reviews with an emphasis on both functional and non-functional requirements, considering, performance, resiliency, maintainability and security, to ensure that we build consistently high-quality software for our customers.
  • Enthusiastically promoting inspection and adaptation to improve team effectiveness & happiness, supporting changes to enhance processes and culture, to ensure that the team stays happy, productive, efficient.
  • Building a culture of mutual respect, collaboration and engagement within the team, coaching, mentoring and supporting less experienced engineers to develop and grow their skills.
  • Undertaking continuous research on relevant application technologies and identify and implement opportunities to incorporate those into the application as appropriate. Sharing your research and learning in developer forums.
  • Helping your team to ensure that all customers and stakeholders are treated fairly in line with Legal & General’s principles on the Customer Experience and Treating Customers Fairly policy.

Qualifications

  • React Native - at least 2 years of hands on coding experience on at least one large commercial project
  • JavaScript/TypeScript - at least 5 years experience and strong proficiency in both coming from either a web or backend background
  • Strong understanding of React and its key concepts
  • REST based microservice development, JVM Spring or Node.js
  • Strong understanding of mobile application architecture best practices (e.g. MVP, MVVM, Flux)
  • GraphQL, AWS Cloud Services, Docker
  • Hands on experience developing native Android or iOS apps
  • Strong understanding of clean code and clean architecture concepts (e.g. SOLID, Onion)
  • Strong understanding of at least one layered backend application architecture (e.g. three tier, hexagonal, onion)
  • Excellent knowledge of test driven development and testing pyramid
  • Scrum, Git / Git Flow, CI/CD
  • Excellent communication skills and good English spoken and written skills
  • Experience of writing large, well-optimised and maintainable software features
  • Experience of analysing, debugging and solving highly complex problems
  • Experience of participating and providing actionable feedback in effective code reviews
  • Experience of considering all of the relevant factors when deciding a technical approach

Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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