Android Software Engineer, Team Engagement
San Francisco, CA
Engineering – Vanguard
Quizlet’s mission is to help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Every month more than 50 million active learners from 130 countries practice and master more than 300 million study sets on every conceivable topic and subject. We are developing new learning experiences by modeling how students learn and drawing upon knowledge acquisition, retention, and pedagogy in cognitive science. We are always seeking to help students master any subject by optimizing study efficiency and engagement.
The Vanguard team (aka Engagement) is one of the Quizlet Product Engineering growth teams focused on user engagement. Our mission is to empower learners to master any topic, anytime, anywhere with Quizlet. We’re researching better ways to study and master the content in Quizlet, and looking for ways to improve our study modes like Flashcards and Quizlet Live.
What you'll do
Quizlet’s Android app is already one of the top education apps in the Google Play store and has been consistently averaging a 4.7+ star rating over the past year. Android is our fastest growing platform with a huge opportunity in the international markets.
You must be excited by tackling the unique challenges of handling and presenting user-generated content on a large scale. In addition, you should be able to apply knowledge of how users interact with Quizlet to build intuitive features that will be delightful to use and directly increase Quizlet’s impact on education.
What we are looking for
- 3+ years experience building Android mobile applications
- Enjoy collaborating with an experienced team to innovate in both product and engineering decisions
- Proficiency and a solid foundation in CS fundamentals
- Experience with Kotlin/Java
- Experience writing unit tests, integration tests, and code reviews
- Experience building high-quality apps, ideally published on Google Play
- Experience using popular Android libraries for developing network, database, and UI layers
- Excitement about the impact your work could have on the lives of students and teachers every day
- Proficiency in Kotlin
- Proficiency with reactive programming and/or RxJava
- Interested in contributing to the Android community with open source projects, blog posts, and/or speaking at conferences/meetups
We hope you are excited about everything you read so far. We highly encourage you to apply for this position, even if you feel you do not meet all the requirements. Quizlet is always looking for amazing folks that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in various ways - not merely candidates that fit a certain mold.
Quizlet's Team Culture
We are here to make education better and more accessible. We strive to improve the lives of students and teachers at every stage and in every setting. We have a bias for action, take initiative, and hustle to deliver results. We make informed decisions whenever possible but are unafraid to take calculated risks on great ideas to promote learning. We embrace challenges and see effort as the path to mastery. We’re constantly seeking opportunities to learn and we embrace curiosity. Quality matters at Quizlet, and we hold the bar high on everything we do. We sweat the details and take personal accountability and pride in anything that carries the Quizlet name. We speak up, jump in and work with each other to fix problems, and never say "that's not my job." We treat each other with honesty and respect, encourage vigorous debate, and seek critical feedback. We value diversity, humility, transparency, and collaboration as the best paths to our success — as individuals, as a team, and as a company.
Quizlet’s success as an online learning community depends on a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are actively working to build a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve, and an open, inclusive work environment where all employees can thrive. As an equal opportunity employer and a tech company committed to societal change, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join us!