Android Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Description

We're looking for people who are passionate about creating great Android applications. Are you as comfortable composing efficient layouts that work well across various screen sizes and densities as you are debugging performance issues in the persistence layer? Then we need you!

You've been around for a few API levels and you know how to delight Android users. Use your extensive knowledge of building applications across a wide array of Android devices to make the Slack experience on Android be the best it can possibly be. Slack on Android is used by hundreds of thousands of people every day - we need engineers who want to make that experience as enjoyable as possible.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • Extensive understanding of Android framework components and their respective lifecycles 
  • Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms and programming languages 
  • An excellent understanding of best practices for networking, concurrency and threading 
  • Current and detailed knowledge of the capabilities of different Android API levels 
  • Experience developing highly performant Java code and view layouts and the ability to diagnose performance bottlenecks
  • A disciplined approach to development, testing, documentation and code structure in a team environment 
  • Experience working closely with product teams, designers, and other developers to create a truly delightful mobile experience
  • A familiarity with the Android tool ecosystem for development, testing, debugging, and performance benchmarking
  • At least four years of engineering experience, a large portion of which in a team environment 
  • A constant desire to improve, learn more and take things higher

Bonus Points

  • Experience using Slack and a keen interest in making it better
  • A passion for building and maintaining great open source projects or otherwise contributing to the Android community 
  • Experience with web development, distributed systems and parallel processing 

Slack is where work happens. It connects you with the people and apps you work with every day, no matter where you are or what you do. We believe everyone deserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture. We live by our values and hire accordingly.

Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. Slack's investors include many of the best-recognized firms in the world, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Social+Capital, KPCB, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, IVP, Spark Growth, DST, and Index Ventures. We currently have eight offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.

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