Mobile Engineer - Android

Redwood City
When a drone understands its surroundings, it can respond to a much richer set of input commands, allowing a user with a mobile device to communicate with the drone at a much higher-lever than before. We're looking for an Android Developer who is excited to help design, develop, and polish mobile apps for the most powerful real-world tool of our generation.

How you'll make an impact:

    • Design and prototype advanced drone interfaces, and then polish a consistent mobile experience for release to the world.
    • Apply your knowledge of the ins and outs of the ecosystem and leverage the unique APIs that Android has to offer.
    • Develop features for controlling the drone’s movement and behaviors (3D camera manipulation, initiation of context-specific cinematic maneuvers, etc).
    • Improve user experiences by incorporating augmented reality, in-app media interactions and sharing capabilities.
    • Iterate on designs based on user feedback, internal testing and your own product instincts.

Useful skills & experience:

    • You've shipped an app in the Google Play Store that you can provide as a reference.
    • Comfortability working in the Android ecosystem (Java, Android Studio, Gradle, adb) and using Linux.
    • Experience shipping apps for multiple devices and across platforms.
    • You can write C++ and have worked with the Android NDK.
    • You know how to create tools and automate your workflow with python scripts.

Technology stack:

    • The Android codebase is primarily written in Java, but we know Kotlin is the future of Android development, and are preparing a migration.
    • Skydio’s Autonomy Engine is powered by an extensive C++ codebase, which our Android and iOS apps leverage for critical communication with the drone.
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