Experienced Android Developer

Pony bikes is hiring!


Pony bikes: Instant city bike hire

Bus stops. Traffic jams. Empty docks.

Life’s too short... and you were made to move.

Which is why the moment has come for a movement.

To unchain the city and give you free rein: whoever you are and wherever you’re going. A movement powered by Pony.

No docking. No hassle. No limits.

Not just getting around. Changing the way the world goes round.


Join us and take the reins

What you will do

We are looking for a talented and experienced Android developer to own the Android app development effort. The app is an essential part of the product and is the main point of contact with the customers. This means that the app must be top quality and resilient (as our users might be using the app in less than ideal conditions e.g. poor connectivity, low GPS precision).

Our Android app is currently at its MVP stage and is already being used by users in the UK and France: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.ponybikes.mercury&hl=en

You will be working directly with the Head of Mobile to ensure that the app is consistent both in terms of UX and architecture with the existing iOS app (which is currently a bit more developed than its Android counterpart).

Besides being responsible for the Android app, you will also help us to continually improve our software architecture by having direct input on how our software evolves across different platforms.

Our office is located in London and you can work from there if you live nearby. Otherwise this is a Remote position.

  • Evolve our Android app from MVP to world-class app
  • Make sure that the UX is perfect and our users have a seamless experience while riding our bikes
  • Ensure that the app will work in several regions and languages (Pony Bikes is currently operating in Oxford, UK and Angers, France)
  • Help us define what is needed in terms of backend for our client apps to work the best way possible
  • Optimise background communication with BLE accessories

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate:

  • Excellent communication skills (English)
  • Strong self management skills
  • Strong Android development skills (Kotlin and Java)
  • Previous experience with RxKotlin is a huge plus
  • Shipped a world-class app before (preferably more than once)
  • Must be capable of owning the Android development. You'll be part of a small team where every contribution counts, and you're encouraged and expected to deliver great value to our loving customers
  • Full exposure to the app development cycle
  • Passionate about UX and loves creating polished apps
  • Extensive experience integrating with RESTful web service APIs
  • Strong understanding of the value of unit testing and related techniques
  • Multi disciplinary skills and problem solving
  • Experience with Git
  • Exposure to server-side and/or embedded development would be advantageous.

Recruitment Process

Start as freelance
Can be come a full time position

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Freelance
  • Location: London, United Kingdom (EC1R 0JH)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience Level: > 4 years
  • Possible remote work
  • Salary: between 35000€ and 60000€ / year