Senior Mobile Software Engineer

Remote /
Engineering /
Full-time (Remote)
Marco Polo is a video chat app created for one simple and significant purpose—to help people feel close.

We're looking for a thoughtful and creative Senior Mobile Software Engineer to join our team. You are someone who feels pride from writing solid code, you enjoy creating new user experiences and solving fun technical problems. You lean into opportunities to learn unfamiliar technologies in order to solve a wide range of problems. You care first and foremost about doing what’s necessary to help the business succeed. You delight in making a difference for millions of people in the world and you care about having a joyful work environment.

In this position, you will:

    • Collaborate with teammates to implement and launch highly visible, user-facing features from start to finish.
    • Implement the diagnostics, tests and other tools to feel confident that your work is behaving correctly in the hands of millions of users.
    • Produce solidly architected code, utilizing the platform’s strengths and best practices.
    • Provide guidance and mentorship to other team members, in an effort to raise the bar for the whole team on quality and speed.
    • Work with one or more of Java, Kotlin, Swift, ObjectiveC. You will need to interact comfortably with C++.

Ideally, you have:

    • 5+ years of relevant experience Android mobile platforms; experience with iOS a plus.
    • Skill at translating business requirements into technical implementation.
    • A high level of self-motivation and direction, and always seek out the highest impact way to spend your time.
    • Enthusiasm about new technologies, but are judicious about using them.
    • The desire to work in a joyful work environment where you and your teammates look forward to coming to work.
    • Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills to work successfully in a 100% remote team environment.
    • Humbleness and intellectual curiosity.

You’ll love working here because:

    • We’re a purpose-driven company making a difference in the lives of millions of people.
    • We have been doing the remote work thing long before it became necessary. We’re good at it and we’ll make sure you are too!
    • We move quickly so you’re constantly learning and things never get stale.
    • We know good ideas come from everywhere, so we work to ensure every person feels safe to take risks and think outside of the box.

Benefits and Perks:

    • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage plus benefits that support your mental health and emotional well-being.
    • Flexible paid time off, generous company holidays and self care days.
    • 100% remote, anywhere in North America. Stipend for a coworking space.
    • A work schedule built to fit your real life.
    • Quarterly in-person and virtual team retreats, all expenses paid.
    • Compensation: Our cash compensation package is made of up two components - base pay and equity in the company. The target salary for this position is $140,000 to $170,000 per year. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including knowledge, skills, and experience, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Does this sound interesting to you? If so, then we'd love to hear from you. We care deeply about diversity and inclusion at Marco Polo. If you’re on the fence about whether you’re a fit, go ahead and apply! Each application is reviewed by a real, live human who understands that each candidate’s unique lived experience is more valuable than buzzwords on a resume.

A bit about us:

Marco Polo is private video chat for your real relationships - not the entire world. Our video chat app allows you to send a video message at your convenience, and your friend or family member can send back whenever they can. With millions of people already benefiting from this new way of using technology to nurture their relationships, we’re proving that we can reject harmful but profitable business practices and build products that are good for you.

In June 2020, we launched Marco Polo Plus, a subscription plan that offers a premium experience. We aim to be a sustainable business while remaining free in a way that upholds our brand promise to be good for you. Plus delivers on our promise to monetize without ads or selling user data. 

Though our backgrounds are diverse, we share a belief—lives flourish when people feel close. That common inspiration keeps us aligned with our purpose as a team, which is scattered across 16 states (so far), coast-to-coast throughout North America.

The distance doesn't slow us down. We keep the engine humming from our homes, co-working spaces, and coffee shops—connecting with daily Zoom calls, and retreats. Whether collaborating through Slack, video calls, or of course Marco Polo, our team knows how to keep connected—it’s what we do best!

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We can add teammates from anywhere in North America.

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