Software Engineer, Android (Beijing)


Beijing, CN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 6-25-16 3F Jingumae Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001

About SmartNews

SmartNews is the free, award-winning news-discovery app for iOS and Android. Since SmartNews launched in Japan in December 2012, more than four million people have downloaded its apps, with impressive user-engagement metrics.

Job Description


Want your work to be seen by millions of users around the world? SmartNews has won numerous awards for its design and has been downloaded by millions of people.

We’re looking for a talented Android engineer who wants to build the world’s greatest news app—and help us deliver quality information that matters to humankind. Together, we’re working to break through the filter bubble and eliminate fake news. Join us and develop a delightful news app that has great user experience.



  • Write clean and maintainable code for our Android application (Java, Kotlin)
  • Collaborate with teams in Japan and the US
  • Rapidly prototype new features


Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in Android application development
  • 4+ years of object-oriented software development experience
  • Experience with Multi-Threading and memory management specific to Android platform
  • Solid work experience in consumer product development
  • Deep understanding of UI design, data modeling and networking, as required in client application development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to drive end to end features from mobile to backend
  • Interest in journalism and news media
  • Experience with cross platform development and UI component framework

Related Jobs

Data Operations Specialist

SmartNews - Tokyo, JP

Planning Manager

SmartNews - San Francisco, CA, US

Software Engineer, Android (Beijing)

SmartNews - Beijing, CN

Software Engineer, Dynamic Ads (Shanghai)

SmartNews - Shanghai, CN

Software Engineer, Frontend (Beijing)

SmartNews - Beijing, CN
Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.