Career | Android Engineer | Ava

Android Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US / Remote

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Consumer Software
  • Post Date: 11/24/2022
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  • Company Address: 60 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Ava

Grabbing lunch with friends, attending a last-minute business meeting, a joyful Thanksgiving dinner often turns into a painful experience for 400 million people with hearing loss. Lipreading stays the only affordable solution to follow daily group conversations, and it's not even a good one.

Job Description

At Ava, we are developing the speech technologies needed to empower 24/7 accessibility for all. Our app pairs all smartphones and tablets in a room and instantly transcribes real group conversations into text, just like closed captions on your TV.
The technology is there and the app v1 is in the Google Play Store, however, we are looking for a rockstar Android developer to second our CTO who has done the v1, and build the v2 with the really magical experience for our users.
You'll be challenged to build the v2 from the ground, with fully CI/CD, seamless connecting and smooth conversation, implement the interesting features by cooperating with AI team, to push the Android ecosystem to its limits for a real time conversation experience, and much more cool tech.
Are you ready to make half a billion Android phones become the go-to companion for the daily communications of our users?
You'd be a perfect fit if:
You have Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or a related field.
You have at least 4 years of experience working on real-world Android apps in Kotlin & Jetpack suite.
You have some knowledge about Modern Android Development (MAD) skills and know how to apply some of them.
You have an extensive understanding of Material design and UX in general.
You have experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, Python, JavaScript / TypeScript, or Swift.
You know how to integrate 3rd services / libraries and leverage them, like Firebase and OKHttp.
You are energetic, driven, motivated to push the limits of what has been done before
You have worked in a fast-growing environment, with short iteration cycles and goals you set to leverage your full potential.
You are not afraid to try creative ideas if you think there's a huge win behind them: this is your chance to be a maverick not a clog.
Team communication and collaboration is essential in your eyes.
Bonus: You prefer to do UI development with Jetpack Compose instead of the traditional XML.
Bonus: You have experience with Android Audio and Phone Call frameworks and challenging networking challenges.
Bonus: You have Master’s Degree in Computer Science.
Your responsibilities
Maintain the current 1st generation application.
Develop the 2nd generation application from the ground, using Kotlin and Jetpack, with MAD skills.
Let 2nd generation application fully leverage CI/CD with almost 100% test coverage.
Develop new features with Product team even AI team.
Design, implement and prototype new user-facing features.
Mentor new members on the Android Engineering team.
Let Android Ava app compatible in the tablet, Chromebook even the watch!
Benefits you can expect
Medical, vision & dental health insurance
401k plan
Awesome offsite retreats
American Sign Language classes
If you know you have what it takes to wow our users, and really want an opportunity to transform lives, we would love to talk to you.

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