Senior Android Developer

Job description

Do you get excited by the idea of building the Android application that will disrupt the events industry? Do you also want to work with a very experienced and ambitious team that has plans of world domination? Then it might be a good idea to continue reading.

Who are we?

Close is a mobile marketing platform that connects the live event industry with its visitors. Close offers an app that allows brands in the theatre, music, sports and entertainment industry to offer personalised, exclusive content to strengthen their connection with visitors before, during and after the event. Close is an initiative of former Marktplaats director Kiliaan Toorenaar. The start-up received its first investment at the end of 2018 from Disruptive Technology Ventures, the investment fund of Ad Scheepsbouwer. A small selection of Close's client base: ARTIS, Nijmeegse Vierdaagse, Stage Entertainment and star-restaurant The Jane.

What does our working environment look like?


With a brand new office in the new upcoming neighbourhood Houthavens we welcome you! The Houthavens area was formerly an industry terrain, and now is being rebuilt into an exciting neighbourhood with loads of restaurants and the famous Amsterdam Theater. Our office is 10 minutes away by bus from Amsterdam CS  and is fully-equipped with a nice kitchen, modern designs and a lot of plants. The office is really geared towards collaboration, because of the open and comfortable working spaces. 

Tech department

Our Tech Department currently consists of 4 disciplines (Backend, iOS, Android & our Close Builder). We have a test-driven, agile environment where you will have a lot of freedom and ownership in your job. Our development team consists of experienced developers that are always trying to find the right balance between a quick release schedule and Nasa-level quality. This is seen in our culture where we have a very high focus on quality, privacy and reliability. Everything that we build is secure by design!


Our backend that runs mainly on PHP (OO) and MariaDB and is connected through an API to our iOS app (Swift) and our Android app (Kotlin). We are also currently redesigning our client-facing marketing platform which we call Close Builder. All of the teams work very closely with the Design team to ensure the best user experience across our platform.

Where would I fit in?

You will be part of the Android team and work closely with Renso (Android Lead & Architect). Our main Android stack is Android architecture components (Jetpack), Room, Dagger and Retrofit. For our tooling we use the Atlassian suite. Your main challenges for the first 6 months will be dynamic ticketing, the redesign of the app, improving our chat functionality to Whatsapp-level and elevating our in-app shopping features to the next level.

Job requirements

What will make me successful in this role?

  • 3+ Years of experience with Android development (Java or Kotlin)
  • Experience with other languages is a big pré!
  • Experience with Jetpack, Room or Dagger is a big pré
  • Building with scalability and high-availability in mind
  • Experience with TDD is a pré
  • Keen eye for amazing UX
  • Start-up mentality (Pragmatic, quickly adapting to changing priorities)
  • Inquisitive and proactive attitude
  • A healthy portion of humor

What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to build a game-changing product in the event industry
  • Have a huge impact on the direction of the product
  • A working environment that breathes product quality
  • A competitive salary
  • 26 vacation days
  • Working with and learning from very passionate and experienced colleagues
  • Free daily team lunch
  • A MacBook Pro and all the tools you need
  • A brand new office
  • The perks of start-up life

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