Software Engineer - Android Infrastructure

San Francisco, CA
Engineering and Product – Engineering
Want to join a small but mighty team? At Yelp the Core Android team is responsible for all of the infrastructural systems that allow Android development across the company to happen quickly and efficiently. A few of these include our testing frameworks, build machines, app release system, and libraries of components shared across teams. The team also works on the major systems of the app that are used by all of the different feature teams across Yelp. Their mission is to enable every Android developer at Yelp to develop high quality features quickly.

Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we’re a cooperative team that values individual authenticity, and encourages “unboring” solutions to problems. New hires are expected to deploy working code their first week, and your impact will only grow from there with the support of your manager, mentor and team. At the end of the day, we are all about helping our users, growing as engineers, and having fun in a collaborative environment.

We are an agile team that helps to craft an amazing experience for millions of Yelpers. We are passionate engineers, sure, but we are also fire spinners, roller girls, pilots, bakers, cartwheelers, and makers (of burrito bombers and 3D-printed trophies).

Where You Come In:

    • You will innovate, design, and implement new tools and systems that will improve the development process for dozens of Android engineers.
    • You will think about the health, structure, and performance of our Android applications and find ways to improve them.
    • You will mentor other engineers who are learning to wrangle Androids.
    • You will continue to learn, grow, and help us take on brand new challenges.
    • You will be a part of the larger Android developer community at Yelp.

What it Takes to Succeed:

    • You have 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
    • You have a deep understanding of the Android platform.
    • You have strong experience with test-driven development.
    • You are eager to embrace scalability, reliability, and performance challenges.
    • You're familiar with client/server and API tech stacks.
    • You can provide pointers to past mobile applications you’ve built.
    • If possible, demonstrable contribution to F/OSS projects.
    • If you don't have at least one year of experience in a similar role, please take a look at our College Engineering roles instead!
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