Android Engineer

Sporty – SPORTY Technical /
Full-time /
Sporty's sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa's list of top websites for the countries they operate in

As an Android Engineer at Sporty you’ll be responsible for applying the latest and greatest technologies and frameworks to ensure a smooth user experience for a massive user base.

Our Stack

Languages: Java / Kotlin
Architecture: MVVM
Network: Retrofit, Okhttp, Protocol buffers
Dependency Injection: Dagger 2
CI/CD: Jenkins
Other: Android JetPack, Glide, Git, ExoPlayer


Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers and Backend Engineers to design and deliver high-quality products on Android
Build end-to-end features of the app: networking, persistence, business logic, and UI
Build efficient and reusable mobile components and architect reliable, performant, and scalable mobile solutions
Identify areas of improvement and advocate for mobile best practices
Analyze and optimize UI and infrastructure application code for quality, efficiency, and performance
Mentoring less experienced team members


3+ years of application development experience in Android
Proficiency with Java, Kotlin and the Android development ecosystem
Enjoy working on mobile apps at all levels – from networking up to user interfaces and everything in between
Understand and have experience making decisions about mobile application architecture, including data modeling, networking and data synchronization and concurrency
Experience building maintainable and testable code bases, including API design and unit testing techniques
Experience with multithreading programming and mobile memory management
Good communication and collaboration skills to be able to work in a fast paced and distributed environment
Previous history of working with a remote, distributed team would be beneficial

Bonus Requirement

Experience with mobile video playback and streaming technologies 

Quarterly and flash bonuses
We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this
Top-of-the-line equipment
Referral bonuses
28 days paid annual leave
Annual company retreat
Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system 
Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone

Our Operating Principles

1. Create Value for Users
2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty 
3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation 
4. Be Responsible 
5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty 
6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy 
7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability 
8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride

Interview Process

90 min HackerRank Test 
Remote video screening + ID check with our Talent Acquisition Team 
Remote video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (45 mins each)
ID Check Via Zinc & 2 references from previous employers
24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

Working at Sporty

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.
Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results. 

As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to. 

We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.