Staff Software Engineer, Android

  • Job Reference: 00000125-1
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Branch Metrics
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  • Location: Redwood City, California
  • 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 Staff Software Engineer, Android, you’ll get to:

  • Design, develop and scale 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.
  • Innovate on ways to manage the evolution of the SDKs as partner and product need change.
  • Dive deep into advanced Kotlin and SQLite.
  • Play with lots of devices!
  • Own entire projects via scoping, defining, and leading technical design and implementation across multi-functional teams.
  • Often take vague product requirements and be responsible for breaking them down into smaller components displaying committed prioritization and coordination.
  • 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.
  • 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 Android applications or services for 3+ years and/or have shipped software for 6+ years or longer. 
  • Deep experience building 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, Android Studio, ADB, and friends.

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!