Software Engineer, Android

3+ months agoTokyo, Japan


【Mission】 SmartNews is a technology company with a mission of "Delivering the world's quality information to the people who need it". We have a leading mobile news app that is used by tens of million of monthly active users in Japan and the U.S. Our challenge is to grow SmartNews to be a leading global product to deliver quality information that will support millions around the world. To accomplish such challenge, we are looking for mobile developers who can continue developing state-of-the-art Android mobile application that are smart, engaging, and user-friendly to our users while contributing to our aggressive business growth. 【Culture】 Our engineers come from a variety of backgrounds from large, well-established companies to small ventures. We believe that employees with diverse sets of skills working together makes for strong, cohesive teams. Visit our People page to see interviews of our engineering leaders! 【Android Engineer Responsibilities】 Lead the design, execution, and performance optimization of an Android application used by tens of millions of users Closely collaborate with global cross-functional teams (product managers, designers, data scientists, backend engineers, etc.) to build new mobile product features Optimize mobile platform with the latest Android and Kotlin technology to improve user experience and mobile engineering productivity Analyze and optimize UI and backend application code for efficiency and performance Rapid prototype development to visualize impactful product for the user and the business Proactive, innovative, creative technical problem solving with a focus on metrics -Technology we use- Language: Java, Kotlin Libraries: Firebase, OKHTTP, ExoPlayer, Lottie, Coil, Timber, Jackson, detekt Tools: GitHub, Slack, CirecleCI Issue Management: JIRA Document Management: Notion -Teams- Ads Mobile Contribute to business growth by developing advertisement features with reliable and efficient code Engagement Backend Support the development of features for US edition consumers, building many prototypes that will help differentiate and give the users an engaging experience while using the SmartNews app JP & US Growth Mobile Provide new value that cannot be found anywhere else with new modern mobile technology and encourage people to start using SmartNews app Mobile Foundation Provide a positive engineering experience for application software engineers by building a scalable mobile foundation News Mobile Drive user engagement by defining how users access and interact with their news across regions