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Hey future Android Developer of Blendle!

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With a small group, we’re building Blendle’s Android-app
And that’s really great work, because every little change you make will be noticed by tens of thousands of users instantly (and hopefully even more in the future).

Of course we always want more. The goal in the back of our minds is to make Blendle mobile first. That means we need a smooth Kotlin architecture with an interface that’s the fairest of them all. The visible goal is to give millions of people around the globe access to the best articles, right at their fingertips. Saving journalism along the way.

A year ago we’ve been working hard to launch Blendle Premium in the Netherlands, with a branch new style and all sorts of exciting new features and animations. Just recently we launched Blendle Audio, another large project at Blendle but this time mobile first with significant impact, but there’s lots left to be done. That’s where you come in

We’ll soon move on to the skills we’re looking for, but we thought it makes sense to start with telling you why we chose to work for Blendle. Because without a doubt, you already have a cool job right now

1. Blendle fulfils an important task

Journalism is a vital component of any society, but even the greatest newspapers and magazines continuously show a decrease in sales. Blendle offers a new revenue stream which will help ensure the continuity of great journalism.

2. Simultaneously, we make many people happy because they'll also be able to read all those brilliant articles without needing subscriptions

We enjoy creating a product that is enjoyed by over 1.000.000 users now :) 

3. A fun team

There are eighty of us at Blendle. And there’s a killer vibe. Check out these enviable snapshots of us at the office and on weekend trips:

4. Freedom

You decide when and where you work. Roland starts his day opening his laptop on a Rotterdam balcony and Jean regularly spends the night talking to himself in our chat program whilst coding. We assume you know what works best for you, so you don’t need us to make the rules. Another example: backend programmer Koen likes to attend our meetings virtually, as he’s in Curaçao (and does a wonderful job there, too).

And here’s the inevitable wish list:

We're looking for someone who aces Kotlin. We used to work with Java, but all our new code is written in Kotlin.

You’re so critical and spot on, your friends better have deodorant at hand anytime you scroll through their new apps. Because your wish list would scare the sh*t out of Santa. You instantly spot things that are not in the right place, and even more important: you notice what doesn’t work. You’ll be working in a small team, so it’s important you get involved in the architectural process. The fact that your coding is spot on, doesn’t mean you’ll just be coding.

But perhaps the most important bit is that you’re smart and eager to learn. We’ve come across developers who didn’t apply at Blendle, just because they didn’t feel like they would be good enough. And most of the times, it turned out they were underestimating themselves.

So, see you soon!

TL;DR

We’re Blendle. We make apps for many people and need an Android expert to help us do that.

Still here? Great!

Dare to click the red button.

Bart

Jolanda

Dion