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App developer

Guardian Australia (www.theguardian.com/au) launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (www.theguardian.com).

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented app developer to join our editorial team in Sydney on a 12 month contract.

Development of digital products is central to the Guardian. As part of a Google News Initiative Asia Pacific Innovation Challenge grant, you will be building an app which will extend the functionality of podcasting to display rich media and improve reader revenue campaigns.

What you’ll be doing
• You’ll be prototyping, building and testing a new podcast application with rich media features, or extending an existing open source podcast application to do the same
• You’ll be designing a new specification to work within the existing podcast XML spec to support the features required by our new podcast app
• You will be working closely with designers and editorial colleagues who will be producing content for the application
• You’ll have a voice in all big decisions the team makes
• Sometimes deciding what code to write is as hard as writing the code itself. As an engineer you’ll be involved in product decisions as well as technical ones
• You’ll be reviewing the code of other engineers to ensure we maintain our app’s high standard
• You’ll strive to be innovative on a daily basis

About you
• You are a creative, passionate, and intelligent person who loves technology
• You may love the news and podcasts or you may want to reinvent it
• You take an interest in why we do things, and you’re able to focus on delivering value for your team
• You are, or aspire to be, an expert in Android development and you have a strong interest in growing your skills
• You can make intelligent choices regarding what technologies to use and when to use them
• You have personal or commercial experience building and deploying mobile applications
• You care about code style and quality

For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/App_developer___12_month_contract___SYD___JD_Guardian___June_2019.pdf

This role is being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract basis.

Applications will remain open until this position has been filled.

For more information, contact: australia.hr@theguardian.com

Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.

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Guardian Australia

Interested?

To apply for this position please copy and paste the following URL to your browser and follow the prompts: https://gnm.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=SYD00005D

You will be required to upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document. In your covering letter please outline your motivation for applying for the role and why you think you are suitable.

Applications will remain open until this position has been filled.

For more information, contact: australia.hr@theguardian.com

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