Senior Android Developer

Wayfair Native Mobile Team is hiring! We're looking for a sharp and creative Android Developer to work on our suite of native Apps for our brands. We're a leader in global e-commerce and are continuing our growth in the realm of mobile product development.


There are enormous challenges in creating and enhancing native applications for highly complex, multi-tier brands with extensive functionality while maintaining a high level of Customer Satisfaction. Over five million people have downloaded our existing Android Applications and which enables access to 7+ million products across two brands and four countries! Currently we have 1.4 million active monthly users and 100 million screen views monthly with massive growth year over year.

Several projects you'd be part of:

  • Help shape the direction of the Android Team (15 mobile developers) and the direction of the company for mobile applications
  • Work with the team to create new Android Apps built on a common codebase
  • Build a delightful UI/UX for Android phones and tablets
  • Work with teams to add new features into existing Android offerings from Wayfair
  • Write high quality Java and Kotlin
  • Contribute to streamlining our develop, test, and release pipeline
  • Contribute to code quality by writing Unit, UI, and Integration tests
  • Occasionally help create PHP endpoints for consumption in the App
  • Lead a team of Android Engineers accomplish goals for a variety of other departments
  • Work closely with Product Owners to create and curate a roadmap for the Android Apps and your team
  • Work with other areas of Wayfair to help promote Native Apps internally
  • Work with other Android Team Leads to help shape the Architecture and Tools the Android Team is using
  • Work closely as an important partner in a talented, open, & fun e-commerce engineering team
  • Use the latest open tools and processes like git and scrum
  • Integrating the latest technology into the Android App to allow customers to have truly unique experiences they can’t get anywhere else


About Wayfair Mobile:

  • Our mobile apps are a highly visible part of the Wayfair brand
  • We are committed to giving users an excellent experience on their mobile devices
  • Our mobile apps have been downloaded over 5 million times (iOS and Android)
  • We send nearly 1 million push messages to users every day (iOS and Android)
  • We have an open and fun culture where we use our brains
  • We are committed to using open tools
  • We have the pace of a start-up combined with the stability of a billion dollar company
  • We have a few Open Sourced projects and are looking for new parts of our codebase to open up
  • We strive to do Continuous Integration for our Android App; releasing to Production once a week and utilizing the Alpha and Beta Channels for testing


What you bring to the table: 

  • Sense of humor and a love of mobile technologies
  • A strong senior presence
  • Ability to mentor more junior developers
  • A love for UI/UX
  • The desire to lead a team of 3-5 full time Android Engineers
  • The ability to understand business and customer needs and balance them
  • Great communication skills and a genuine team orientation
  • Understanding of the mobile market: how apps are designed, built, tested and submitted to the app store and maintained / enhanced

An ideal candidate has experience with most of the following:

    • Very expert level understanding of Java and Android; including lifecycle, design patterns, best practices, and Material Design
    • Experience targeting multiple Android devices, both phones and tablets, from multiple manufacturers and across all OS versions
    • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Design & Development, MVP, MVVM, VIPER, and Clean Architecture
    • Experience writing Apps that consume RESTful services
    • Experience with GraphQL
    • Knowledge of SQL and web languages (PHP, Javascript)
    • Understanding of Web architecture and communications
    • Several Apps already in the Google Play Store
    • A minimum of 4+ years of professional experience developing native Android Apps
  • Experience leading a team of Android Engineers
  • Bonus: Kotlin Experience
  • Bonus: Experience writing retail Apps

***This is an on-site opportunity and not freelance, contract, telecommuting***

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.


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