Android Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00000144-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Tinder
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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Tinder brings people together. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of millions of downloads, 2 billion swipes per day, 20 million matches per day and a presence in every country on earth, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. At Tinder, we are passionate about building software to bring our growing global user base one swipe closer to a new adventure! We empower all team members to contribute solutions - this is not a top down organization. We feel it is important to learn from one another and grow as a team.
As an Android engineer at Tinder, you will have an outsized impact and ownership of the most visible aspects of the Tinder App. We are deeply invested in challenging norms, constantly improving architecture design, exploring emergent tech and ideas, and leveraging new technologies in interesting ways to deliver an app that is widely known the world over.
We currently work together remotely, and we’ve adapted our recruiting processes to accommodate virtual interviews with prospective hires.

As an Android Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the architecture, design and implementation of consumer facing features in the Tinder App using the latest technologies
  • Build compelling in-app experiences that will reach millions of users globally
  • Collaborate with engineers cross-functionally as well as the product and design team(s) to influence the roadmap and product development of Tinder App and services 
  • Contribute to internal shared frameworks and libraries
  • Shape the future of optimized analytics at Tinder from the ground up with innovative data tools for the analytics and data scientist team(s)
  • What You’ll Need:

  • 2+ years of experience building native Android applications using Kotlin in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of popular architecture patterns such as MVVM, Clean and/or MVI
  • Understanding of the Android lifecycle for Activities & Fragments
  • Experience using RecyclerView to create lists
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in an Agile environment (scrum, planning poker, standup, etc.)
  • Experience building user-facing features with modern Android UI tools, such as view binding or jetpack compose
  • Proficiency writing your own unit tests
  • Clear and solutions oriented communication style with a passion for code quality
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of A/B testing tools (Firebase/Leanplum etc.) 
  • Comfortable with refactoring legacy code from Java to Kotlin 
  • Understanding of the value of Dependency Injection frameworks such as Dagger  
  • Proficient in RxJava and kotlin coroutines/flow
  • Experience creating custom views 
  • Experience creating custom animations that bring your views to life using SDK tools like Animator and MotionLayout
  • Aware of the differences between Kotlin and Java as native Android programming languages
  • Proficient in consuming REST/JSON APIs with Retrofit
  • A BS or MS in Computer Science is not required; an understanding of fundamental engineering principles such as design patterns, data structures and algorithms is what matters
    As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:
    • Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world
    • Collaborating with a team of creative, fun and driven colleagues 
    • Comprehensive health coverage, competitive salary, 401(k) employer match
    • Other perks and wellness benefits like a fitness membership subsidy, paid concierge medical membership, pet insurance offerings, and a commuter subsidy  
    • Access to mental health resources
    • Fertility preservation benefits
    • No Meeting Wednesdays, an annual Learning + Development stipend, and access to a wide range of product and service discounts through Perkspot
    • Charitable donations match up to $15,000 annually 
    • Monthly and weekly interactive virtual events including Book Club, trivia with prizes and yoga workouts
    • The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
    At Tinder, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our product, and our community. We strive to make our workplace an inclusive and diverse environment, giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to have a voice. We champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity to join our team  dedicated to bringing people together across the globe. Tinder is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we welcome all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, or other lived experience.