Android Engineer II

Hinge (View all Jobs)

New York, New York

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Interview Process

1. Hiring manager screen 2. Take-home project 3. Discussions via Zoom that include pair-programming to iterate on homework and culture-fit interview

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Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted

In today's digital world, finding genuine relationships is tougher than ever. At Hinge, we’re on a mission to inspire intimate connection to create a less lonely world. We’re obsessed with understanding our users’ behaviors to help them find love, and our success is defined by one simple metric– setting up great dates. With tens of millions of users across the globe, we’ve become the most trusted way to find a relationship, for all.

About the Role

As a key member of our Android team, you will play a vital role in developing and maintaining the Hinge Android mobile application. Your focus will be on implementing new product features, fixing issues, and improving the mobile application user experience. All while leveraging the latest Android tools such as Kotlin, jetpack compose, coroutines, room, hilt and many more. Collaborating within a cross-disciplinary team, including product managers, technical project managers, designers, data engineers, backend engineers, and QA specialists, you will work closely with the Tech Lead and peers to advance our product and contribute to our engineering community. This role offers the opportunity to do high-impact work, directly contributing to a consumer mobile application used by millions. Over time you can expect to grow into an independent, capable, and confident Android developer.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Work closely with a diverse team of developers, designers, and product managers to build features that prioritize high quality and user engagement.
  • Kotlin Proficiency: Develop and continuously enhance your understanding of Kotlin fundamentals, applying them to create efficient and effective solutions.
  • Android Expertise: Gain a thorough understanding of Android development principles and design patterns, applying them to build intuitive and user-friendly applications.
  • Issue Resolution: Triage, debug, and effectively resolve software issues, ensuring the stability and performance of our application.
  • Codebase Stewardship: Actively contribute to the long-term health and evolution of the codebase, implementing best practices and innovative solutions.
  • Code Reviews: Regularly perform code reviews, providing constructive feedback to peers to foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Active Team Participation: Engage actively in team ceremonies such as stand-ups, planning sessions, and retrospectives to ensure alignment and promote agile methodologies.
  • Effective Communication: Maintain clear and positive communication with team members and other departments, supporting an empowering and inclusive team environment.
  • What We're Looking For
  • Professional Android Development Experience: You have 1-3 years of experience in Android development, demonstrating the ability to design and implement mobile applications effectively.
  • Google Play Publication: You have experience publishing at least one application on the Google Play Store, showcasing your understanding of the deployment process and maintaining a production application.
  • Proficiency in Kotlin and Android SDKs: You are proficient in Kotlin, which is strongly preferred, and have a good understanding of Android SDKs and frameworks. Experience with Java in the context of Android development is also beneficial.
  • Solid Software Development Fundamentals: You possess a good foundation in software development principles,  and are capable of creating efficient and maintainable code.
  • Strong Communication Skills: You are able to communicate clearly and effectively, facilitating productive collaborations within technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ownership and Quality Focus: You take pride in your work and are committed to creating high-quality user experiences, demonstrating attention to detail and a user-centric approach to application development.
  • As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:

    401(k) Matching: We match 100% of the first 10% of pre-tax 401(k) contributions you make, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.

    Professional Growth: Get a $3,000 annual Learning & Development stipend once you’ve been with us for three months. You also get free access to Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 6000 courses, starting your first day.

    Parental Leave & Planning: When you become a new parent, you’re eligible for 100% paid parental leave (20 paid weeks for both birth and non-birth parents.)

    Fertility Support: You’ll get easy access to fertility care through Carrot, from basic treatments to fertility preservation. We also provide $10,000 toward fertility preservation. You and your spouse/domestic partner are both eligible.

    Date Stipend: All Hinge employees receive a $100 monthly stipend for epic dates– Romantic or otherwise. Hinge Premium is also free for employees and their loved ones.

    ERGs: We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—Asian, Unapologetic, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Vibras, Women/Nonbinary, Parents, and Remote—that hold regular meetings, host events, and provide dedicated support to the organization & its community.

    At Hinge, our core values are…

    Authenticity: We share, never hide, our words, actions and intentions.

    Courage: We embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.

    Empathy: We deeply consider the perspective of others.

    Diversity inspires innovation

    Hinge is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.

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