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Lead Android Engineer

WeTransfer
🏢 WeTransfer 🇳🇱 Amsterdam, Netherlands 🕑 April 04

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We are looking for a Lead Android Engineer to help take our Android experience to the next level

About our workflow

We believe that software is gardening. We trust each other to make good decisions, to provide and accept constructive feedback. Collaboration is the key to making a great product.

We want to build solutions are long-lasting. This means writing code that is maintainable instead of quick fixes. Our products are constantly changing so our tech should be able to handle that. We believe that when code isn't tested it's legacy code. We understand that it sometimes takes time and a lot of hard thinking, but it's worth it.

We try to give back to the community by open sourcing some of our tools. We build everything in a modular way, so that we can open source parts of apps. Last year, we published two projects that are part of our iOS app on GitHub and we're planning to share even more.

What you’ll be doing

Mobile is “eating the world”. The world is shifting to mobile, and so are we. It's a unique platform which calls for a distinct approach: the challenges and opportunities are different.

On the desktop, we solve a problem straightforwardly and elegantly. Big files aren't a big deal on mobile, so we decided to do something different within the realm of WeTransfer, which is all about sharing creative work. We enable people to collect the content that's on their phones and share them. Most apps operate in silos: your videos are on youtube, images on Pinterest, music on Spotify. We believe that great things happen when these are combined, and that's what our new product does: it allows you to make mixed media boards with anything that's on your phone.

We recently launched this new app on iOS; it's a great first step, but obviously, our mobile ecosystem isn't complete without android. And that's why we need you.

You will be working on an app that has a user base of millions.You will have the opportunity to build and grow the Android team. As we're shifting more towards the mobile platform, the team will grow.You'll be leading the architecture of our Android app.Android is a unique platform and we want to create an app that leverages its possibilities. Together with designers you'll work on building an experience that suits the platform. Not a copy of the iOS app. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary product team that includes designers and other developers.

Who we are looking for?

Above all else we value open communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision. We are looking for proactivity in spotting problem areas and proposing ideas for improvements.

Someone who:

Understands what our users like, and believe in our ethos of keeping things simpleHas 4 years experience of building Android appsKnows the capabilities of the platform inside-outIs very comfortable communicating in written EnglishHas code in the last few years and are comfortable showing during the interviewDoes not shy away from open-source work and open discussions on Github

Even better if you have:Lead experienceExperience with Kotlin Experience with test driven development

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