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Android Engineer at Sterling Bank Plc July, 2019

Sterling Bank Plc is recruiting for fulltime Android Engineer.

Job Details

Sterling Bank Plc “Your one-customer bank” is a full service national commercial bank in Nigeria. In over 50 years of operations, Sterling Bank (formerly NAL Bank) has evolved from the nation’s pre-eminent investment banking institution to a fully-fledged commercial bank; and completed a merger with 4 other banks – Indo-Nigeria Merchant Bank, Magnum Trust Bank, NBM Bank and Trust Bank of Africa – as part of the 2006 consolidation of the Nigerian banking industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Android Engineer

Location: Lagos

Detailed Description

  • We’re hiring talented, creative problem-solvers to help us build the bank of the future. Join us if you’re:
    • Interested in building products used by tens of thousands of customers and shipping code at a rapid pace.
    • An experienced Android Engineer that is passionate about building scalable and reliable mobile applications.
  • We work in project-based sprints in small, interdisciplinary teams. We have big dreams. There are many interesting challenges ahead, and we’re happy for people to build new skills, specialise or move between teams. As an engineer here you’d be able to work directly with anyone across the company.

Our Android app toolset

  • You’ll get to work with industry standard tools and technologies – and help us define what great looks like for Android engineers.
  • Our app is almost 100% Kotlin, built using MVP (Model View Presenter). Our app is modularised by product feature and consists of beautiful unconventional XML inflated layouts.
  • We use a mix of RxJava and Kotlin Coroutines, Retrofit and OkHttp for API calls and Dagger2 for dependency injection. We use Room for persistence, and Repositories for interacting with them.

About the Role
What will you be doing as our Backend Engineer?

  • You’ll be working as part of a cross disciplinary group to clearly understand user needs, challenging assumptions, iterating quickly to learn fast, using data and running experiments to evaluate solutions to develop secure, robust, and maintainable solutions at pace.
  • Our product sits on top of many modern technologies, including NodeJs, RabbitMQ, Kubernetes and Redis. As an Android Engineer you will:
    • Design and build advanced, scalable applications for the Android platform
    • Work with the Product and Design teams to understand end-user requirements and use cases and translate them pragmatic and effective technical solutions
    • Integrate with our backend services (JSON, REST, etc.) to make sure we are delivering a great mobile user experience that is super-fast for end users
    • Own end-to-end product modules/features from requirement to going live
    • Design and review code, troubleshoot and act as a consultant to team members on technical matters
    • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

2 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Not Specified

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

You should apply if:

  • You love building products in cross disciplinary teams using an iterative approach, driven by customer feedback and data insight.
  • You deeply care about providing a great user experience to our users, and understand the impact that technology can have on this.
  • You understand the importance of prioritisation in your work to ensure a good balance between development velocity and code quality.
  • You’re comfortable working with in a team that deals with ambiguity every day, not afraid to take the lead on technical and strategic decision-making.
  • You are a keen learner and love sharing your knowledge with others.
  • You’re proud about your craft and want to apply your skills building a product that will bring value to thousands of users.

Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • 2+ years experience with full life cycle Android application development and publishing Android apps in the play store.
  • Worked on apps which support multiple Android devices.
  • Knowledge about Kotlin, collections, algorithms and well-known application frameworks.
  • Understanding of interactive application development paradigm under Android, memory management, file I/O, network programming, concurrency and multi-threading.
  • Good understanding of design patterns, the latest framework and technical, including RxAndroid, Kotlin Coroutines, Lambda expressions and dependency injection.
  • Experience in working with third-party libraries and APIs.
  • Experience with testing frameworks, including Robolectric and Espresso is a plus.


  • Our main office is in Marina Lagos, though you have the opportunity to work remotely twice a week.

What can you expect from us? We offer good people, inspiring work and the opportunity to help build great products as well as the following benefits:

Competitive Salary:

  • To ensure that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase, we review salaries every 6 months.

Work Tool:

  • Get the work-tool of your choice plus accessories to improve your workflow.

Work From Home:

  • Get things done-from home or an office. We encourage everyone to work from home twice a week to keep us remote-friendly.


  • 20 days paid holiday in a year-we encourage you to use them up, too! An additional month of unpaid work is also on the table!


  • In building together, we’re thinking about your future, too. We also care about your statutory rights.

Knowledge Sharing:

  • Regular internal knowledge sharing sessions on dedicated days. We encourage teams or individuals to share fascinating stuff.


  • Online and offline access to books and subscriptions about startups, programming, design, finance and more.

Learning and Development:

  • Access to local and international trainings to improve your skills.

Team Bonding:

  • Socials every month including go-karting, board game nights, dinners, samba, drumming and movie nights. There’s no pressure to attend. Retreats are a thing, too.

Health Insurance:

  • Private health insurance and paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

Maternity and Paternity Leave:

  • Babies are like products. We don’t want you to miss the biggest launch of your life.

Catered Lunch:

  • Thrice a week. In addition, there’s fresh fruits, biscuits, tea/coffee and soft drinks in the office—you’re in for a treat!

Gym Membership:

  • We care about your wellbeing – physical and mental. While you’re building products, you might as well as well build your body and mind.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Recruitment Procedure
What the hiring process looks like… typically:

  • A take-home technical test which usually lasts for a week.
  • An on-site interview (varies by role and seniority, but we may invite you to a technical interview, product/design-centric session, and possibly an engineering leadership interview).
  • A short meeting with our head of engineering.

You’ll be given an offer if you can pass these three stages.


  • We understand that everyone’s situation is different, that you may be able to dedicate more or less time to this process, or have other restrictions. If any of our process is challenging for you and you’d like us to offer an alternative please let us know. We’re committed to finding the right people, and don’t want anyone to be excluded because of circumstances.
  • Questions about this role? Send an e-mail to: [email protected]
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About Sterling Bank Plc

  • Type: Public
  • Headquarters: Sterling Towers, 20 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

Sterling Bank Plc is a Nigeria-based financial institution engaged in universal banking, focusing on consumer banking, trade finance, investment banking and capital market activities. It also provides…Know More about Sterling Bank Plc

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