Senior Android Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering


Memrise is an award-winning language learning system which combines cognitive science, entertaining content and advanced tech to empower our millions of users with linguistic confidence in just a few months of learning.

We were awarded “Best App of 2017” at Google I/O and featured prominently this year at Apple’s WWDC. We work closely with both Google and Apple and are one of the top go-to developer partners when they launch new features on iOS and Android.

With ever growing traction, a strong business model and plans to double the engineering team in the next year following, we are looking for a Senior Android Engineer to help make Memrise the number one learning app in the Play store.

Our work on Android so far received the Google Play I/O Award for Best App of 2017 and got us into the Android Excellence collection on Google Play.

With 99.6% crash-free users, you won’t spend time on maintenance but will focus on building new features. We work in cross functional squads, which means you will be able to have a real impact on what we’re building and influence the product with your ideas. Technically, our codebase is 5 years old but with strong foundations that we have total ownership of; our minSdk is 21, we use dagger2, Retrofit2, RxJava and we are moving to Kotlin in both unit tests and features.


Ideally you will have some or all of the following:

Bonus points for:

If you aren’t completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, please get in touch immediately. Humility is a wonderful thing and we’re not interested in hiring ‘rockstars’ or ‘ninjas’. And we're at least as interested in character as in talent.


- A fully paid Memrise account, of course

- Share options, so you can retire on an island

- Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

- Snacks (the most enjoyable meal of the day)

- A startup-suitable array of teas and coffees

- Team lunches recklessly often

- Language classes with in-office tutors

- Pet friendly office and pet-petting colleagues

- Tax-free childcare scheme

- Cycle-to-work scheme

- 50% off a PureGym membership

- Private health insurance

- Budget for training, conferences and books

- Flexible working options (timewise, plus we have standing desks)

- And plenty more fun you’re welcome to ignore, including: team vacations, painting, meditation, yoga, football, dodgeball, running club, board games, and boxing classes.

- But most importantly, you'll get to work with the people in this video.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. If it’s okay, we’re not going to list examples of people and groups we don’t discriminate against. We don’t discriminate, full stop. We celebrate.

Salary: Starting from £70,000 + benefits + share options

Location: London

Closing date: November 19th 2018

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