Job Description: Android Engineer

About goTenna

goTenna is building the world’s most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. Our protocols and devices are designed to enable off-grid connectivity and augment traditional communications networks. goTenna mesh networking turns everything in the world around us into programmable mobile infrastructure to decentralize connectivity and unlock society’s last-mile.

About the Role

The Android Engineer will build Android applications, and work with our Product and Design teams to develop new ideas, explore new opportunities, and maintain Android application development. The right candidate can work independently and can mentor others in a manner that helps them grow by sharing experience and wisdom in a way that is easily understandable. In this role, you’ll report to the Lead, Mobile Software, and will support them in enforcing architecture practices and project integration with android applications. You’ll be expected to write code that is designed to be reusable and shared amongst other teams, which will include understanding which pattern is the best for a given job.

This position is based in Brooklyn, NY but may be remote eligible.

Primary Responsibilities:

      Contributing to the design, building, testing, optimization, and maintenance of the goTenna Android mobile apps and goTenna Android SDK


      Collaborating with the firmware and full-stack team


      Supporting the QA team to ensure reliability and stability of the Android app along with the goTenna hardware


      Assisting product management teams to define, implement and develop new features with the user in mind


      Dedication to keeping the highest quality, maintainability, and flexibility in code by strictly adhering to best practices and guidelines (coding standards, version control, peer reviews, manager feedback, etc)


      Commitment to a highly collaborative team’s goals to implement the latest development frameworks and techniques (Jetpack, MVVM, Material Design, etc)


      Architect and build projects using Kotlin for Android


      Maintain and support existing Android apps


      Work with other teams to help solve technical problems


      Mentor other engineers on the team


Required Experience:


      B.S. degree in computer science or related engineering field


      2+ years of experience developing commercially shipped apps for Android (in Java or Kotlin), in a professional environment


      Kotlin and MVVM experience


      Ability to adhere to our internal Coding Standards in order to produce clean, bug-free, maintainable and shareable code


      Ability to develop complex mobile apps while optimizing for efficiency and stability


      Ability to collaborate with UI/UX designers, as well as understand and implement Android Material Design with the absence of UI/UX designs


      Experience with Git and or other Version Control Systems


      Experience writing UI and Unit Tests


      Willingness to learn Swift and assist with iOS initiatives


      Experience using IoT projects or Bluetooth


Preferred Experience:


      Experience working on government-focused projects


      Experience with Bluetooth apps & familiarity with Android’s Bluetooth SDK


      Experience with IOS and Swift development


      Experience with Android SDK development


      Experience using Map frameworks (MapBox, Google Maps, etc)


      C/C++ or Swift experience


      Experience with RESTful APIs and connect to backend server


      Experience with encryption, security, and PKI frameworks


      Familiarity with agile/lean methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)


      Preference for working in the innovative, fast-paced environment of ap


      An affinity for people who like telling jokes, sharing funny links, do cool stuff outside work, and try to be creative about team-building (e.g. survival skills training, murder mystery dinner theater, shuffleboard tournament, Mafia/Werewolf).


      Love for goTenna and our mission to build a distributed communication network from the ground-up!


ITAR: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Required

Placement at the appropriate job level (entry, senior, etc) will be determined by a combination of years of experience, demonstration of proficiency in this field, and other qualifications. goTenna is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


goTenna Benefits:

  • Equity


  •          401(k) plan


  •          Unlimited PTO


  •         Parental Leave with Pay


  •         Holiday pay (including December recess)


  •          Medical, Dental, Vision and life insurance


  •         Pre-tax benefits


  •         Short- and Long-term disability plans


  •         Professional Education Stipend