Senior Mobile Engineer (Android)

Engineering /
When you think about your last doctor’s appointment, how much do you actually recall? If you’re like most people, you’ll likely forget over 40% of the conversation. Details fall through the cracks, generic printouts you receive end up in the trash, and important information never makes it to other doctors. Ultimately, you’re left needing to connect the dots in your care. That’s why we started Abridge with a simple thesis: if we can shift agency to consumers, we can help them stay on top of their health. When you use Abridge to record your health conversations, the conversations themselves become your medical record. It’s as easy as that.

About the role:
We’re looking for a Senior Mobile Engineer (Android) to join the team building our patient-oriented mobile app. You’ll play a key role in our technology decisions and implementation, and you’ll see firsthand the impact that we’re making on healthcare. You’ll build and support functionality with React Native for both our iOS and Android apps, and will also build and support native components for Android. During this role you’ll also have the opportunity to contribute improvements to open source libraries.

Your responsibilities:

    • Understand the motivations and needs of our users, and maintain a user-centric mindset
    • Help us scale up our business by designing, building, and supporting easy-to-use mobile applications. Initially you’ll be working on our flagship app that anyone can use to record and understand their health care conversations; there may be other projects too.
    • Make and implement technology decisions that support business needs without compromising security, privacy, or quality
    • Champion Android: educate colleagues about subtleties & unique capabilities of the platform and leverage them when building new features
    • Share your ideas, knowledge and experience during design discussions, code reviews, retrospectives, and other collaborative forums
    • Collaborate and communicate regularly and effectively with team members and other colleagues in multiple timezones, including engineers based in the eastern USA

Ideally, you:

    • Have several years’ experience building, shipping, and supporting mobile applications for the consumer market. You’ve seen what works, and probably a few things that didn’t work.
    • Have independently worked and delivered an entire feature or app
    • Have experience building and supporting audio playback and recording functionality on Android
    • Are excited about working in our mobile tech stack, which includes both Android native and React Native
    • Are independent and self-directed, and work well in a team
    • Are willing to pitch in wherever needed - as a fast-moving startup we need to do good work, quickly
    • Are comfortable with working across domains and languages with a curiosity to experiment & learn new things
We value people who want to learn new things, and we know that great team members might not perfectly match a job description. If you’re interested in the role but aren’t sure whether or not you’re a good fit, we’d still like to hear from you.

Location: Remote. Post-pandemic, remote team members may be asked to travel for team events a few times each year.

Life at Abridge

At Abridge, we’re driven by our mission to bring understanding and follow-through to every medical conversation. Our culture is founded on doing things the “inverse” way in a legacy system—focusing on patients, instead of the system; focusing on outcomes, instead of billing; and focusing on the end-user experience, instead of a hospital administrator's mandate.
Abridgers are engineers, scientists, designers, and health policy experts from a diverse set of backgrounds—an experiment in alchemy that helps us transform an industry dominated by EHRs and enterprise into a consumer-driven experience, one recording at a time. We believe in strong ideas, loosely held, and place a high premium on a growth mindset. We push each other to grow and expose each other to the latest in our respective fields. Whether it’s holding a PhD-level deep dive into understanding fairness and underlying bias in machine learning models, debating the merits of a Scandinavian design philosophy in our UI/UX, or writing responses for Medicare rules to influence U.S. health policy, we prioritize sharing our findings across the team and believe that "you need to taste good things to have good taste."
Abridge is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We actively welcome applicants from all backgrounds (including but not limited to race, gender, educational background, and sexual orientation).