Staff Mobile Research Engineer (iOS+Android)

App Annie

Remote / Netherlands / Germany / United Kingdom
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 23 Geary Street Suite 800, 23 Geary Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About App Annie

App Annie is the industry's most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. App Annie's mission is to help customers create winning mobile experiences and achieve excellence. Founded in 2010, the company launched the first mobile market data solution. In 2019, App Annie acquired Libring, an advertising monetization and spend offering. Together, these solutions comprise the industry's most complete mobile performance platform.

Job Description


Something about us...

App Annie is the industry’s most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. Our mission is to help customers create winning mobile experiences and achieve excellence. We created the mobile app data market and are committed to delivering the industry’s most complete mobile performance offering. More than 1,200 enterprise clients and 1 million registered users across the globe and spanning all industries rely on App Annie as the standard to revolutionize their mobile business. We are headquartered in San Francisco with 12 offices worldwide. 

Along with a market defining product, we take great pride in our culture and values and strive to embody them daily! We set a high bar for our success and have made Excellence as our our standard, hold each other Accountable, continuously push Innovation and Win with Style.

What can you tell your friends when they ask you what you do?

“I develop unique mobile technology that helps app publishers and advertisers gain detailed insights about their market performance"

You will be responsible for and take pride in….

As a Staff Mobile Research Engineer, you will be responsible for the further development and innovation of App Annie’s mobile data acquisition technologies. With your detailed knowledge of apps, SDKs, mobile operating systems and networking protocols, you’ll help App Annie gain deep insights that fuel our data science models to create best-in-class market analysis. 

  • Leading the way in exploring new data acquisition opportunities for App Annie
  • Debugging and analyzing network protocols to deconstruct app behaviour
  • Working with a multidisciplinary team (mobile developers, data analysts, data engineers, product managers and data scientists) creating technical solutions that are built to last
  • Deep-diving into the iOS SDK to create solutions to improve and streamline our data acquisition pipeline 
  • Having a deep understanding of LLVM and iOS runtime, with the ability to debug and tear apart compiled binaries
  • Staying on top of the jailbreaking community, with the intent to streamline our device automation and data acquisition tools using jailbroken physical mobile devices
  • Contributing to architectural design discussions and the technical roadmap by always asking yourself: how can we do this better, faster, more sustainable and more efficient? 
  • Taking your responsibilities in the development process, from technical design to release and beyond

You should recognize yourself in the following...

  • You're smart and you have a way to prove it (e.g., a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computer Science and relevant code projects)
  • You enjoy a complex challenge: digging deep into unique and unsolved problems and can bring them over the finish line from idea to a stable production line
  • You’re a mobile fanatic, positively curious and a technology enthusiast
  • 5+ years of relevant mobile development experience - preferably across both iOS and Android
  • You know your tools and you’re not afraid to use them (e.g., Wireshark, Charles)
  • Experience with network programming (VPNs, socket programming) and C(++) is a plus!
  • Experience with jailbreaking / device automation is a strong plus!

This is what we have to offer… 

  • We provide a $1000 WFH allowance to set you up for remote work success.
  • Internet allowance for stable internet connection, so your video does not freeze on Zoom. 
  • Flexible working days. We love to meet, but if you need to get your kids behind school-zoom, need to leave early to get to your band repetition or gym classes, do your thing. 
  • Paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!
  • Health and dental benefits.
  • An international team of talented and engaged people from different cultural backgrounds and locations.
  • Wellbeing allowance for any activity that matters to your wellbeing; (online) gym classes, fitness equipment, mindfulness apps or even childcare support!
  • Unlimited access to online learning platform Udemy to help you develop your skills.
  • Virtual initiatives and events to keep you connected with your colleagues.

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