Senior Android Developer

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Yik Yak is all about local community. At Yik Yak, we make fun ways to connect with people within 5 miles of your location. When you think local, you think Yik Yak – that’s our goal. We aim to be the world’s dominant mode of local communication.

We like to move quickly, so we’ve kept our job application process as lightweight as possible

📍 Location: Remote (or Nashville, TN)

🤩 Why we’re excited about this job: You’ll help shape and realize our vision at Yik Yak. You’ll join us during a pivotal time, at the intersection of a historic revival and building the durable local platform of the future.

🔨 What you’ll do:

  • Develop our Android app from the ground up
  • Develop fun features for Android that help people interact with the people around them in new ways
  • Once released, improve our Android app on a daily basis – we want to release updates at warp speed
  • Be involved in high-level technical decision making
  • Work closely with our product/design team to realize short and long term feature goals
  • Be an early leader inside Yik Yak’s development organization

👋 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong affinity for Yik Yak and local community
  • 3+ years of experience in developing Android apps in Kotlin/Java
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Self-starting work ethic – ability to make important decisions on your own, on the fly
  • Exposure to scale in an engineering/development environment
  • Drive to deliver the best Android experience imaginable

🚀 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform & Firebase
  • Experience designing, building, and releasing your own app
  • Desire/ability to contribute to product design discussions

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