Senior Android Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering · 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 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.


Healthcare and pension, with a number of discounts and cashback on important stuff like Gym membership, opticians and dentists' fees. We keep you fuelled with a wide ever-changing variety of healthy and unhealthy snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks, breakfast materials and weekly team language lunches and language lessons. We have frequent team expeditions, the last one being to being a trip to Iceland for a Polyglot Conference and general exploring! We run a cycle to work scheme and a selection of useful perks and benefits.

You'll get to work with the people in this video:

Salary: Competitive + benefits + share options

Location: London

Closing date: September 3rd 2018

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