Lead Android Developer (contractor/self-employed) (NL)

Zola Electric Amsterdam Netherlands Software, Data and IT

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energyAt the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Lead Android Developer (contractor/self-employed) to join our team in Amsterdam, to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.

You will fall in love with this opportunity if you can get passionate about bringing solar energy-as-a-service to countries throughout Africa. Naturally, you’ll be eager for adventure, inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

Position

As a core member of the Digital Platforms department, you’ll help define and create new product features and experiences for our rapidly growing customer base and workforce. Our team is responsible for Zola Electric’s core platform, our “operating system for the business.” The Zola platform provides much of the magic behind the three key areas of our integrated operation:

  • Leading our distributed workforce: automatically dispatching and coordinating the activities of thousands of field staff in multiple countries
  • Customer payments and service: enabling all mobile payment transactions and delightful customer interactions for our growing customer base
  • Distribution and delivery of solar systems: handling the movement of massive numbers of solar systems and appliances such as low energy TVs from factories through home installation.
  • Monitor performance of solar systems: lets customers connect to their systems, monitor the performance of their system and control their power reserves more effectively

As a Lead Android Developer, you will help drive the evolution of our mobile applications as the company accelerates into hypergrowth mode. You will lead a small team of 2-3 developers and together build mobile applications for our customers and field teams. You will also be implementing new features to enhance existing user flows, as well as fixing bugs which hinder successful user journeys. It also includes working closely with our platform team to define elegant APIs, as well as standardizing the implementation of our visual design.

You’ll be working to solve interesting technical and human problems, such as:

  • Implementing an adaptive user interface to accommodate a range of user roles
  • Ensuring that our app elegantly handles a range of data network access scenarios
  • Collaborating effectively in a distributed team, using a pragmatic, Agile process

Requirements

We are looking for someone who:

  • Expertise in Android development and mentoring a small team (at least 5 years)
  • Availability for 3-4 days a week in our Amsterdam office
  • Highly skilled with the Android SDK, Java and/or Kotlin programming languages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multiple applications available in the Google Play Store
  • Experience with optimizing for low powered phones and low bandwidth networking
  • A Computer Science/Engineering degree is required
  • Experience with different technologies such as GraphQL, CircleCi, Flutter, and Datadog is a plus
  • Startdate: preferably as soon as possible  

Other information

Let’s Connect
Are you interested in this position and join our team in Amsterdam, let’s connect. If you are inspired to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build an epic business, wait no longer and send us your CV! We are looking forward to your application.

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Zola Electric believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personal data you provide to us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data. This document explains how we may process your personal data and the rights you have in this respect. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice carefully.

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About Zola Electric’s recruitment process
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  • Personal data allowing identification of the candidate and practical organization: first name, surname, address and country of residence, email address, telephone number.
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  • As well, in some countries, including US, we may ask for information such as gender, race and ethnicity for the purposes of monitoring equal opportunity.

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Gert Jan van Sluis


Director Human Capital
Zola Electric

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