Mobile Software Engineer: Android

San Francisco
Catalyzed by the always-on demands of modern life – stress, anxiety and social isolation are on the rise. Time starved and with limited mental energy, we scroll endlessly, searching for meaningful ways to fill the micro-moments in our busy lives. Over-scheduled and under-rested, the mandate for mental well-being has never been more important. Reading is a simple yet powerful tool to improve mental well-being. Stories promote empathy, social perception, emotional intelligence and other cognitive abilities that can improve mental health. It is now time to move from treating books as objects, to focus on stories as experiences that resonate with us. At Fable we believe we must work to put the omnipresent mobile screen in service of our mental well-being. We’re looking for engineers with a deep understanding of the Android platform to build the world’s best mobile platform for social reading and exceptional stories.

At Fable You Will
•Create the next generation social platform centered around stories
•Design, build, and maintain our Android app and libraries in Kotlin and Java
•Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
•Work on bug fixing and improving application performance

About You
•BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
•Self-motivated with a love for stories and reading
•Expert-level knowledge of developing and maintaining mobile applications in Android
•Deep understanding of software engineering fundamentals 
•Experience with Kotlin, Java
•Passionate about user experience
•Comfortable in an early stage start-up environment

Please Include These In Your Application
•Links to apps you’ve released in the Play Store
•Description of what you’ve specifically built
•Links to online profiles you use (GitHub, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
•Your work story (whether as a resume, LinkedIn profile, or prose)
•Your favorite books

Who will you be working with?
•Work alongside high-performance engineers to create new features and products 
•Collaborate with product managers, designers, data scientists, writers and other creative people
•Work directly for and with our Founder and CEO, Padmasree Warrior
•Our culture is open and transparent. We have no time for bureaucracy

What's it like to work at Fable?
We are a tech company with the soul of an artist. We care about making screen time count. We are convinced that merging liberal arts with technology is essential to uphold human consciousness while evolving artificial intelligence. We are driven by a sense of urgency to build a global business that aligns with people’s well-being and adheres to a digital bill of rights. We are an early stage start-up and as such a constant work in progress. So, to borrow from Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic”.

What does all this mean to you? You will be working with a group of diverse, creative people distributed geographically. We support each other in our curiosity and creativity. We trust each other to set our own schedule and get things done. You can count on us to count on you, every single day. We want leaders, not spectators. Attending meetings is not a thing at Fable, so you will need to be resourceful, hands-on and solve problems. We listen, understand and consider before we judge.

Location is flexible between San Francisco, Palo Alto or Los Angeles

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are a gender-balanced team committed to diversity and an inclusive environment.