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Senior Software Engineer (Mobile)

3+ months agoUnited States

Aira is looking for a part-time or full-time Senior Software Engineer. You will be part of the Engineering team responsible for developing the Aira product, which includes our Java Spring Boot API platform, VueJS on Electron web applications, Android, and iOS smart apps, all using AWS for end customers and agents. You will be given the opportunity to work on part of or the entire stack, push projects and products that have the greatest business impact.

For this role specifically, we are looking for help in our Android and iOS swift smart apps. We currently have tens of thousands of users using our Android and iOS app today, leveraging WebRTC to provide real-time visual assistance software to the blind and low vision users. We are looking to expand our technology into other ways of providing remote assistance to everyone.

The ideal engineer would be switch-hitting between these applications in the medium term. If part-time is your option, this position will provide a W2 or 1099 (depending on your needs), no end date, and the hours vary based on need.

About Aira

We have a service that connects blind customers via video-streaming smart glasses to human Agents located throughout the US and is hiring the next uniquely talented designer to join our growing team.

There are an estimated 30 million blind and low-vision people in the United States and over 300m worldwide. Innovation for these customers requires ultimate usability, creativity, and forward-looking solutions.

Our goal is to develop leading technology and services that help remove remaining barriers for the visually impaired, expanding their possibilities to live with greater confidence and independence.

Your goal is to convince us why you are the right person for this role.

Why Aira?

Spotlight worthy product - From the WSJ to CNN to CNBC, we keep racking up the accolades for our award-winning technology that was built by, for, and with the blind & visually impaired community. Imagine, that your product is so transformative that the industry is taking notice, larger tech partners such as Google, AT&T, AWS, and more are deeply collaborating.

Talent Density - Join a proven team with diverse backgrounds who eagerly await your contributions. We are a low-ego yet fiercely competitive and passionate group who will not shy away from a challenge and who deliver as a team.

Passionate Customers - Aira's solution compares the invention of the white cane and our customers are passionate fans who champion our product.


  • In-depth experience with rooting Android phones, native development, and USB drivers
  • Understand and experience dealing with discrepancies between Android phones and versions
  • Strong understanding of Android internals to build apps with good user experience and responsiveness
  • Strong experience with deployment management through alpha, beta, and production in Play Store
  • Plus: Currently have apps in the Play Store
  • Plus: Worked with camera API, WebRTC and video streaming

  • In-depth experience with latest iOS versions (eg. iOS 9, 10, 11), cocoapods
  • In-depth experience with Swift/Objective C
  • Strong experience with deployment management through iTunes Connect
  • Plus: Have apps in the App Store
  • Plus: Worked with camera API, WebRTC and video streaming

  • Good understanding messaging protocols like JMS/MQTT/AMQP
  • Knowledge in working with video/audio streaming technologies like WebRTC
  • Knowledge in video/audio codecs like H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
  • Worked with trace logging, and has done production support
  • Uses Bitrise for CICD

  • Competitive salary with early-stage equity
  • No compromise, top-tier medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Full remote
  • A shiny new MacBook

Employment Type: Other