Senior Android Engineer, UI Platform



Software Engineering, Design
Ontario, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
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This is an Android role on Reddit’s UI Platform team. The mission of the UI Platform team is to deliver a cohesive, modern and accessible experience across all of Reddit’s platforms.

This role will enable us to bring best in class UI/UX to Android’s 100M DAUs across the world. You will help establish the right standards in Android development to accelerate development and raise the quality bar across all teams.

As a senior engineer on the UI platform team, you will be responsible for driving development on Reddit’s cross platform design system and evolving our UI framework. You will have the company-wide scope, impact, and responsibility in shaping the future of Android development at Reddit.

What you’ll do

  • Push Reddit’s accessibility goals forward. Develop and introduce solutions based on WCAG and Android best practices.
  • Work cross-functionally with product, design, and other engineering counterparts to drive development on Reddit’s cross platform design system (Reddit’s design system story).
  • Evolve how all Android engineers at Reddit build UI, drive adoption of Jetpack Compose (Building Reddit’s design system for Android with Jetpack Compose).
  • Help us build the technical foundation for rapid experimentation without compromising on quality.
  • Be the go-to person for developers on complex problems in Android development.
  • Continuously learn and improve your technical and non-technical abilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent hands-on, post-grad, non-internship technical expertise
  • 5+ years of hands-on, non-internship, full-time professional software development experience developing user-facing Android mobile native applications at scale, using Java or Kotlin
  • You are a strategic thinker who thrives on developing a long-term technical foundation and has a passion for developing scalable, well-designed software that improves people’s lives globally.
  • A track record of leading large projects that require cross-team and cross-functional collaborations
  • Experience with modern Android development frameworks such as Jetpack Compose and Kotlin coroutines.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. You are self-directed, innovative, and biased towards action in fast-paced environments. You love to build new things and thrive in ambiguity and even failure.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams such as design, product, data teams to deliver great user experiences.

Please note: this role is able to be 100% permanently remote and is open ONLY to candidates who are currently located and authorized to work in the United Stated or select areas of Canada.

We do have physical Reddit office locations, and you're welcome to work in one if you're close to one!

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