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Senior Android Engineer

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At Prolific Interactive, our driving focus is to “make it better,” to have a profound impact on everyday lives, shaping the world we live in. We do this by putting people first, relentlessly improving, and working together in collaborative, curious, empathetic teams. We believe in working with partners, not clients, in order to have the greatest impact on their organization and their customers’ experiences.

We are seeking a Senior Android Engineer to join our team in Brooklyn to help deliver on the above goals. In this role, you will lead a team of 1-3 Android engineers, providing technical solutions to real life problems. You’ll shape our engineering culture by leading department initiatives that have a wide-ranging impact on the team. You will also play a meaningful role in educating our partners and colleagues on how our engineering team works and why it matters.

Responsibilities: Your Prolific Impact

Lead a production engineering team

Collaborate with product and design leads to create and maintain the product’s technical roadmap
Hold the product’s engineering team accountable for expectations and communication to ensure on-time quality work
Build rapport with engineers, coach them daily and fully own their technical growth
Support technological advancement

Lead at least one departmental initiative

Commit to exploring different technical solutions for various product challenges
Share and promote takeaways to foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment

Develop the engineering department

Help ensure a curious, positive and empathetic engineering culture
Lead interviews and support hiring manager to make hiring decisions
Participate in new business pitches, sharing engineering insights and recommendations

Our Benefits and Rewards

Impactful work with an inspiring group of people is what gets our Prolific employees (who we fondly refer to as P’s) excited to come to work every day. But we know there is more to life than our craft:

We want all P’s to feel at home when they’re at work - we’ve got creature comforts like snacks and coffee, and actual creatures thanks to our dog-friendly offices.
Prolific offers access to medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, as well as transit benefits and a 401(k) plan with company matching with immediate vesting.
We have a flexible vacation policy: take what you need, as long as it works for your team; plus paid sick time, eight paid holidays, and a winter break leading up to the New Year.
We are proud to offer 12 weeks of paid New Parent Leave for moms and dads.
P’s participate in employee-led committees focusing on everything from party planning (bowling! picnic in the park!) to wellness (Kombucha brewing! fitness classes!).
Our Employee Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusivity dedicatedly create spaces for conversation and education regarding issues affecting women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
Prolific is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. In fact, we encourage individuals from such groups to apply.

Qualifications

Your Skills and Experience 5+ years of software development experience, including 3+ years of Android engineering experience in a full time role 1+ year experience leading Android product development in an Agile team Experienced with native Android frameworks and common libraries, including reactive programming and dependency injection Deep understanding of design patterns and API design Ability to understand and debug large and complex code bases Experience leading major Google Play Store releases for successful products Advocate of agile software development methodology Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills Enthusiastic about collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment Enjoy communicating your ideas to identify and solve problems Embrace challenges on a daily basis Be fun and positive to work with Values team success over personal success A great mentor You’ll Really Catch Our Eye... If you are passionately leading and/or contributing to open source libraries If you actively write technical blog posts to share insights with the community If you are regularly speaking at events, with strong presentation skills
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