Android Engineer

Scribd San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 4 months ago


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  1. a tech company changing the way the world reads
  2. a membership that gives users access to the world's largest online library of books, audiobooks, sheet music, news, and magazines

We value trying new things, craftsmanship, being an open book, and the people that make our team great.

Join us and build something meaningful.

About the Android Team

We're a small team working on an app with 80mil active monthly users. You'll work on everything from UI to API communication to database storage. We work together with teams across the company, including design, backend, and product, to make a solid app that our users love and use every day.

We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We're looking for engineers who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others.

You'll work on challenges including:

  • Building a user interface that looks good and works well anywhere, from the largest tablets to the smallest phones. Our users love to read or listen on all their devices, and it's our job to make their experience flawless at any size.

  • Syncing data between our backend and our app's database quickly and efficiently to keep the interface smooth and responsive.

  • Building a full-featured offline reading and listening experience so that users can read anytime, anywhere.

  • Honoring best practices and encouraging maintainability (but we use interesting libraries like Rx Java when well suited)

  • Pushing the platform to the limit, discovering and filing bugs with the Android Open Source Project

  • Identifying the best third party libraries to get the job done or creating home grown solutions -- our team has written our own logging system, bug tracking tools, and even threading annotations

  • Writing elegant testable logic

  • Extending components of the Android UI to meet our goals for the perfect interface

There's no end to the interesting challenges when you're working on an app used by millions of users!

About you:

  • You're a strong engineer who enjoys collaborating with different teams. You care about code review as both a chance to share your work and to learn from others. You focus on well-written, elegant solutions, not just the quick fix, and you never skimp on testing. You are always working to improve your craft and have a portion of the following:
    2+ years of experience building Android apps with some exposure to Kotlin.Experience with JUnit or other testing frameworks

Experience working on a shared codebase in a team environment

Experience writing consistent, readable, and developer-friendly code.Expertise in building complex UI for multiple devices

Why we work here

  • We are located in downtown San Francisco, within walking distance of Caltrain and BART

  • Health benefits: 100% employer covered Medical/Dental/Vision for regular, full-time employees

  • Generous PTO policy plus we close for the last week in December

  • 401k matching

  • Paid Parental leave

  • Monthly wellness budget and fully paid membership to our onsite fitness facility

  • Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events

  • Three meals a day, catered from local restaurants

  • Apple laptops and any equipment you want to customize your work station

  • Free Scribd membership and a yearly reading stipend!

  • Company events that include monthly happy hours and offsites (past events include Santa Cruz, bowling, arcades, geocaching, ropes courses, etc.)

In the meantime, check out our office and meet some of the team at

Scribd values diversity, and we make all hiring and employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, competence, talent, and contribution, not who you are by choice or circumstance. We value the people who make Scribd a great place to work and strive to create an environment where your work is supported and personhood respected.

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