Android Engineer

New York, NY or Remote
Engineering
Full-Time
Blockstack is looking for an experienced Android engineer to architect and build a mobile portal to the decentralized internet.  This role is for experienced developers who can work with product managers and designers to build a native user interface on Android and own a fully finished product to be used by Android users at a global scale. This will be the first Android Blockstack app and a critical part of growth plans increase user accessibility.   

Our engineering team builds software using JavaScript/ES6, React, Redux, and Swift on the frontend and Python 6, bash, and Bitcoin Core on the backend. 

We automate processes when possible, build and utilize repeatable tools, and are scaling rapidly. We are also an open source project, so transparency and communication are important to us. 

You will:
- Define and implement engineering goals for Android development 
- Build a fully functional Android app 
- Optimize software for highest efficiency, uptime and performance 
- Build tools for repeatable processes and lay the groundwork for a successful Android development team 

Qualifications
You have experience architecting and developing Adnroid apps, you have built polished applications with high amounts of traffic, and you are interested in building the future decentralized web with Blockstack.

KPIs:
- Successful deployment of a Blockstack Android app, with full Blockstack feature set 
- High rating of Android app in app store 
- Increased monthly active users on Android

Skills
- Excellent Android development skills, with an emphasis on smart and secure engineering principles 
- Ability to plan, architect and implement engineering initiatives  
- Have built high traffic, highly available apps 
- Ability to own Android development and mentor other engineers in Android practices when necessary 
- Nice to have: Experience in blockchain and cryptocurrency environments 

Qualities + Traits
- Passion for building the new internet for decentralized apps  
- Can work independently, autonomously, and in teams 
- Flexibility to implement solutions in small start-up environments 
- Nice-to-Have: open source experience