Software Engineer, Android

  • Job Reference: 00000126-1
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Branch
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  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Branch, we’re transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Our team consists of smart, humble, and collaborative people who value ownership over all we do to create a product, team, and company that lives and breathes our motto: Build Together, Grow Together, Win Together.

We’re taking our learnings thus far and embarking on a compelling new vision to help transform the on-device experience on Android together with our OEM partners. Our early efforts are already deployed on millions of devices globally and we need your help to expand on this and take it to the next level! If you love the mobile space, relish a challenge, and want to dabble in advanced Android while collaborating with a world-class team building complementary services, come join us! 

As a Software Engineer, Android, you’ll get to:

  • Work on enhancing on-device services powering an advanced search platform.
  • Build and ship high-quality software development kits (SDK) that enable our partners to integrate with our platform and provide delightful experiences to end-users.
  • Ideate and develop futuristic features that enable our partners to continually iterate on deploying unique, outstanding experiences powered by Branch.
  • Dive deep into advanced Kotlin and SQLite to sharpen your skills or learn new ones.
  • Play with lots of devices!
  • Take on as much responsibility as you can handle -- ranging from deep ownership of a specific area of innovation to owning entire projects, scoping, defining, and leading technical design and implementation across multi-functional teams.
  • Often take vague product requirements and learn to break them down into smaller components and deliver them.
  • Collaborate with product managers, infrastructure, platform, and data engineers to refine requirements, architect, and implement complex systems.
  • Debug hard problems - that’s a given! When things break, and they will, you will find yourself debugging those challenging bugs and will be eager and able to fix things.
  • Be exposed to other industry experts and build upon your knowledge.
  • Learn something new regularly -- whether it’s a new technology, data pipelines, the quirk of a language, or a whole new language. If this gives you joy and you're eager to dive in, you’ll be right at home!

You’ll be a good fit if you have:

  • Experience in building native Android applications or services for 2+ years and/or have shipped software for 4+ years or longer. If you have a command over Java or Kotlin, that is also a great substitute for the lack of direct Android experience.
  • Experience or interests in building native Android services or middleware-like components. If your interests are more around building pixel-perfect UI, we might not be your dream job.
  • Proficiency in Java and preferably Kotlin, but comfortable diving into other languages or technology.
  • Experience with the use and functions of the Android SDK and Android Studio.

A little bit about us: 

  • Branch has raised more than $330M from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Ventures. 
  • We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and have presence all over the world.
  • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
  • We are ranked as the #3 fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 list. 
  • In 2020, we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups, Great Places to Work, and Bay Area Best Places to Work. In 2021, we made Comparably’s list of the top 50 best engineering teams.
  • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 75,000 apps.

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, we’d love for you to apply! At Branch, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from different backgrounds to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do the best work of our lives, and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer!