Staff Android Engineer

Remote US Canada
Engineering – Mobile - Android /
Full-Time /
At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), our mission is to spark human curiosity. Join our team as we create a world of stories and knowledge, democratize the exchange of ideas and information, and empower collective expertise through our three products: Everand, Scribd, and Slideshare. 

We support a culture where our employees can be real and be bold; where we debate and commit as we embrace plot twists; and where every employee is empowered to take action as we prioritize the customer.

Our flexible work benefit - Scribd Flex - enables employees, in partnership with their manager, to choose the daily work-style that best suits their individual needs. As an organization, we prioritize collaboration and intentional in-person moments to build culture and connection. For this reason, occasional in-person attendance is required for all Scribd employees, regardless of their location.

About the role

As a Staff Android Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining our Android application. You will be responsible for setting the technical direction, mentoring junior engineers, and ensuring the implementation of best practices. Your expertise in the latest Android technologies and your leadership abilities will be crucial in driving our projects to success. You will work closely with our product and design teams to understand the requirements and translate them into delivering captivating customer experiences. Must be a fast learner and ready to contribute without requiring much ramp-up time.


    • Lead the architecture, design, and development of advanced native Android applications.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
    • Mentor and guide junior and mid-level engineers, fostering a culture of learning and growth.
    • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies to ensure our applications remain cutting-edge.
    • Ability to understand and decompose complex codebases, and refactor them as necessary.
    • Contribute to strategic planning and decision-making at the technology and product levels.
    • Ability to troubleshoot hard-to-reproduce problems including in the areas of performance and responsivenessEnsure the continuous integration and delivery of Android applications.
    • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
    • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new tools to maximize development efficiency.


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
    • 8+ years of experience in Android development with a strong understanding of the Android SDK.
    • Strong foundation of Kotlin programming language.
    • Experience with Jetpack Compose, Material Design, Compose Navigation, Kotlin Coroutines, and flows.
    • Experience with Dagger or Hilt for dependency injection.
    • Knowledge of architectural patterns like MVVM or MVI.
    • Experience with Android development tools like Android Studio, Gradle, and Git.
    • Image loading with Coil, persistence with Room DatabaseExperience with automated testing frameworks such as Espresso or Robolectric.
    • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services.
    • Ability to diagnose performance and memory leak issues.
    • Understanding of Google's Android design principles and interface guidelines.
    • Familiarity with Git and Continuous-Integration tools.

Nice to have

    • Experience with Media3 / Exoplayer
    • Auth0 authentication framework
At Scribd, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and is determined within a range. Our pay ranges are based on the local cost of labor benchmarks for each specific role, level, and geographic location. San Francisco is our highest geographic market in the United States. In the state of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $167,000 [minimum salary in our lowest geographic market within California] to $269,500 [maximum salary in our highest geographic market within California]. 

In the United States, outside of California, the reasonably expected salary range is between $137,000 [minimum salary in our lowest US geographic market outside of California] to $256,250 [maximum salary in our highest US geographic market outside of California]. 

In Canada, the reasonably expected salary range is between $171,500 CAD[minimum salary in our lowest geographic market] to $254,000 CAD[maximum salary in our highest geographic market]. 

We carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including but not limited to experience; job-related skill sets; relevant education or training; and other business and organizational needs. The salary range listed is for the level at which this job has been scoped. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for a competitive equity ownership, and a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
*Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Scribd and the geographical location where you work.
• Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Medical/Dental/Vision): 100% paid for employees
• 12 weeks paid parental leave
• Short-term/long-term disability plans
• 401k/RSP matching
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Learning & Development programs
• Quarterly stipend for Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort
• Mental Health support & resources
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Referral Bonuses
• Book Benefit
• Sabbaticals
• Company wide events
• Team engagement budgets
• Vacation & Personal Days
• Paid Holidays (+ winter break)
• Flexible Sick Time
• Volunteer Day
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs

Want to learn more about life at Scribd?

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Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

Remote employees must have their primary residence in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Ontario (Canada), British Columbia (Canada), or Mexico.