Lead Android Engineer, Equinox Media - Variis

3+ months agoNew York, NY

Lead Android Engineer, Equinox Media - Variis


It is an exciting yet critical time for our teams at Equinox Media and we're looking for a Lead Android Engineer who will lead the team responsible for the development and evolution of the SoulCycle at-home bike application. This is a unique role that will help our teams invent new ways of connecting people to the communities and fitness that they love through the intersection where mobile development, content, and hardware meet. Our team embraces a true entrepreneurial spirit; operating with humility, perseverance and care for one another. We strive to continuously deliver the best results and focus on how every action taken helps push our mission forward of helping our members pursue Fitness everyday. If you're the type of leader who likes to be hands-on, wants to own the development of the software application and play a significant role in evolving the hardware along with other partners, then this is the right role for you.

Job Description

Our app is a native Android application written in Kotlin that utilizes MVVM with Clean Architecture. We are looking for an Engineering Team Lead who has a strong technical background, the ability to lead a team of engineers, has experience building native Android applications that integrate with many other systems, and a track record of delivering high-quality software.

As Lead Android Engineer, you will split your time between leading a team of engineers and contributing code to deliver new features and functionality. This is a hands-on role that over time can evolve into an Engineering Management role as our team grows. Day-to-day you will collaborate with engineers, product managers, designers, marketing, operations, member experience, and outside partners. You will play a big role in hiring and growing the team to support the growth of the business.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead Android engineering for the SoulCycle at-home bike for Variis
  • Manage a team of mobile engineers
  • Write clean, well-architected, self-documenting code
  • Support team members and mentor other Android Engineers through code review, knowledge sharing, and leading by example
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the team
  • Actively participate in all major technical discussions related to the platform
  • Create a culture of observability within the team, constantly keeping an eye on the performance and stability of the platform


More About You (if you don't meet 100% of these qualifications but have the relevant experience, that's OK -- we still encourage you to apply):
  • 8 or more years of software development experience
  • 2 to 4 years of experience leading a remote team
  • You have deep knowledge of Android design and development patterns
  • You have experience with the Android SDK and Kotlin
  • You have experience with MVVM Clean Architecture or equivalent
  • You have experience with Kotlin Coroutines
  • You have experience working with RESTful APIs in an agile environment
  • You have a strong understanding of git and its popular branching models
  • You have a strong understanding of testing and CI/CD practices
  • You have experience working in an agile environment
  • You have a strong sense of ownership and take pride in knowing all applications inside and out
  • You are passionate about technology, learning, and finding the best solution in a collaborative environment

Bonus Points!
  • Curious about integrating software and hardware
  • Experimented with Bluetooth and Ant+
  • Knowledge of OTA software updates
  • Involved in the open source community and familiar with custom Android forks
  • Excited by GraphQL!

Additional Information

At Equinox Media, we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace makes us a more resilient company. We celebrate unique points of view and experiences across age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity in building the future of our digital business. We aren't just a company; we're a community vested in each other's successes. We value humility and a team approach at every level of the company. We want to inspire a workplace where individuals embrace their differences and similarities, where we are building products and experiences that inspire and improve people's lives.

Check out more about what we're building on Instagram and Variis.com