Mobile App Developer

Salary: £40,000 plus participation in company share option scheme.

Location: In or near Brighton & Hove, for occasional team meetups.

Closing Date: 12 February 2021

About Us

Studybugs ( provides a unique communication platform for children’s health and wellbeing, used by thousands of schools and parents across the UK. We strive to be a diverse, pleasant and supportive company to work for, with an inclusive approach where we share ideas and learn from each other.

About This Role

We’re expanding our product team and looking for a bright, pragmatic and self-motivated software engineer with at least 3 years experience in mobile app development to help us keep pace with customers’ demands and further accelerate the growth of the Studybugs platform. 

You’ll be implementing new features and have responsibility for delivering code for our Android and iOS apps. You’ll work closely with our cross-disciplinary team to craft simple, functional and reliable user experiences.  You’ll have the satisfaction – and the responsibility – of seeing your work being relied on by the many thousands of parents, teachers and children using Studybugs every day.

We run a small yet productive development team with lightweight processes that enable us to deliver frequent software updates.  We’re continually refining and extending all aspects of the Studybugs platform in response to feedback from our users.  With this in mind, you’ll need to structure code for reliability, reusability and simplicity, so we can continue to scale the platform while responding quickly to user demands.

We currently work with a wide range of technologies including Java, Kotlin, Objective-C and Swift for our native mobile apps and you’ll need experience in at least one of these.

There’s an informal and flexible work environment here and you’ll have a key role within it as we continue to grow. This is a wonderful time to join a fast-growing company and a fantastic opportunity to fast-track your career.

What You’ll Be Doing


  • work with the UX team on mobile user interface design;

  • develop new product features;

  • refine existing functionality and fix bugs;

  • work with the back-end development team on API design and evolution;

  • build and maintain automated tests;

  • provide input on development of the core Studybugs platform;

  • adhere to and help guide our coding standards and processes;

  • keep up-to-date with technology and industry trends;

  • communicate and share challenges and achievements openly with the Studybugs team; and

  • contribute to the ongoing learning and success of the company.

What We’re Looking For

  • You have a deep understanding of the principles of good user interface design and an attention to detail which you can demonstrate with examples of your work.

  • You’re a clear-thinking software engineer able to cut through complex problems and write simple, understandable and reliable code.

  • You’re eager to learn and share knowledge of new technologies and practices.

  • You have experience of version control software such as Git.

  • You have at least 3 years experience as a mobile app developer.


  • £40,000 annual salary.

  • Participation in company share option scheme.

  • 25 days annual leave entitlement in addition to bank holidays.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • We work as a decentralised team across the UK and abroad, but also organise team days and activities.

How to Apply

To apply, please email with your CV and a short explanation of why the role interests you. To help us get an idea of what you can do please provide links to examples of user interfaces you’ve developed and code you’ve written.

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