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Staff Android Engineer

Brightwheel

Brightwheel

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Our Mission and Opportunity
Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has a lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $175 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.
Our Team
We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.
We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work. From decision making, to how we operate, we ground ourselves in our Leadership Principles every day.
Who You Are
Brightwheel is seeking an experienced Staff Android Engineer to join the mobile team. You will be part of a team responsible for maintaining and improving our mobile platform architecture, while working closely with other Product Engineering teams to build user-facing products and features. You are comfortable taking into consideration both technical and business drivers to most efficiently deliver value. You are an excellent collaborator, and also accustomed to taking ownership and initiative as a technical leader on small teams (or even large teams). Most importantly, you are eager to have the opportunity to do all of this in a dynamic startup environment where scrappiness, flexibility, and creativity will be required every single day.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop software solutions for complex product engineering projects towards a business goal; ship software that matters to our customers and to our company.
  • Be a steward of quality, scalability, and performance. You’ll propose, define and work on projects to ensure that we have a solid foundation that serves our customers, and enables the team to continue building a great product.
  • Lead complex projects that involve multiple engineers, sometimes across functions (e.g. backend/web).
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and designers to shape and define features, while balancing platform-specific technical concerns, business goals and user impact.
  • Design and architect new software systems, or introduce new technologies as appropriate to support brightwheel’s growth.
  • Improve engineering velocity by implementing best practices and frameworks; improve coding efficiency and quality across the team.
  • Proactively identify and diagnose issues of reliability and performance; rapidly deploy code to address issues.
  • Drive sound, data-driven decision-making; analyze data insights to uncover opportunities to improve architecture for a great customer experience.
  • Promote excellence in engineering process & culture across teams.
  • Collaborate effectively with technical as well as non-technical functions across the company with empathy; promote technical learning across teams.
  • Mentor peers and junior engineers. Build trust and respect in the team.
  • Interview and evaluate engineering candidate technical capabilities to help grow our engineering team.

Qualifications, Technical Skills

  • You must have 5+ years of professional experience working with Android development in a fast-moving team setting.
  • You must have deep technical knowledge of the Android development stack, standard architectural patterns and its frameworks, including expertise in both Kotlin and Java.
  • Familiarity with Compose is a plus.
  • You should be confident in onboarding yourself to a project and operate with little guidance, but know when to ask for help.
  • You should be comfortable designing and consuming REST APIs.
  • You are comfortable with standard tools, such as GitHub, Google PlayStore, Firebase, and analytics tools
  • Familiarity with AWS and/or cloud-based web architectures is a plus

Qualifications, Essential People Skills

  • You focus on business impact; you focus on successful outcomes for you and your team and seek out ways to continuously improve.
  • You make pragmatic technology choices at work and keep up with new technologies on your own as well.
  • You have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, and a proven record of collaborating with empathy.
  • You are a self-starter, and will take initiative and leadership when the situation warrants, but are also comfortable with delegating or letting others take ownership when appropriate.
  • You care deeply about your work and are aware of how your attitude affects those around you.
  • You experiment with many different types of development and project methodologies and have a healthy appreciation for what works; you drive engineering process and culture improvements
  • You love to teach and learn from your peers.
Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.