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Senior Android Engineer



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

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 hundreds of 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 Senior Android Engineer, you’ll get to:

  • Design, develop and scale on-device services powering an advanced app search and recommendations platform.
  • Build and ship a high-quality library (SDK) that enables our partners to integrate with our platform and provide delightful experiences to end-users.
  • Implement performance optimizations focused on achieving low latency and memory footprint.
  • Architect the library for “observability” in the absence of direct access to end users.
  • Ideate and develop features that our partners integrate into their device experience to help our realize our product vision.
  • Innovate on ways to manage the evolution of the SDKs as partner and product needs change.
  • Dive deep into advanced Kotlin, Android profiling, SQLite and friends.
  • Play with lots of devices!

You’ll also get to:

  • Own entire projects (often beginning with ambiguous requirements) via scoping, defining, and leading technical design and implementation across multi-functional teams.
  • 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.
  • Get to learn something new regularly -- whether it’s 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 for the Android team if you are:

  • Experienced in building Android applications or services for 3+ years and/or have shipped software for 6+ years or longer.
  • Someone with 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.
  • Proficient in Java and preferably Kotlin, but comfortable diving into other languages or technology.
  • A tenacious tinkerer.

You’ll be a good fit for Branch if you are:

  • Someone that enjoys building and debugging complex systems in a collaborative setting.
  • A self-starter who loves to take ownership of features and systems and pursues a result-driven development approach consistent with pragmatism.
  • Open to driving multi-functional projects and possibly leading teams in this regard.
  • Passionate about shipping high-quality software, and don’t shy from writing readable and testable code.
  • Detail-oriented, self-aware, and have a desire to continually improve. Startup life involves some fungibility -- if you’re willing to learn, we’re willing to teach.

In accordance with applicable law, the following represents a reasonable estimated compensation range for this role: the estimated pay range for this role, if based in Seattle, WA is $155,000 - $198,000. Compensation will be based on experience and level.

Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Seattle, WA only. Compensation for candidates outside of Seattle, WA will be based on the candidate’s specific work location.

Actual compensation will be determined based on skills, experience, and geographic location and may be more or less than the amount shown above.

This role is 100% remote in Seattle, WA. This role is not eligible for remote work in any other location

A little bit about us:

  • Branch is well capitalized with funding from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Global.
  • We are headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with teams around the globe.
  • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
  • In 2022, we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups and certified by Great Places to Work.
  • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 100,000 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 all walks of life 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 careers, and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer!

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