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Senior Android Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

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About Airtime

We are Airtime, the world’s first social platform that gives friends the power to experience content together in real-time. The only place where you can face-to-face video chat with your people while simultaneously interacting with content from across the web. 

Like many of us, we are tired of traditional social networking apps that aren’t designed to allow us to sync up and be present together at the moment. Frankly, we are tired of mindlessly scrolling through feeds, leaving comments that go unanswered, and having to hack our way around actually staying in contact with those we care about most (e.g. Finstas). Instead, we believe that real-time interactions are more fulfilling as they allow us to connect with the people we care about in a more significant way. 

We are building the social platform for the generations to come and charting the course as a company that is bringing real-time human interactions to the forefront.

Our company was founded by Sean Parker and is backed by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and a host of other incredible partners. We have a world-class team in Palo Alto and Brooklyn who craft the amazing real-time technology and experience that Airtime is built on. We're well-funded, running at full sprint, and always looking for extraordinary people who want to help us build a new way to use the Internet—together.


Airtime Engineering

We are a diverse team of engineers that work on everything from scaling media servers around the world to building highly performant and complex UI on iOS and Android. We are pushing the limits on real time interactivity. We are looking for engineers who like to work with exceptional people on challenging problems.

The A-Team as we’re called at Airtime have one of the most fun and challenging projects in tech today. For one, we're a humble team of Android snobs obsessed about all things Android and believe in doing things the Android way (the “Material” way if you will). We take immense pride in delivering an unparalleled high quality video and highly responsive and “live the moment” experience and push the limit of what you can do on a mobile device. While others see fragmentation on Android as a headache, not only do we embrace it, but we truly love delivering a consistent experience across a huge roster of Android versions and phones and a wide range of device and network constraints!

What You’ll Do

  • Build media integrations with a wide variety of sources such as YouTube, Spotify, Giphy just to name a few with more coming. Maybe you think integrating SoundCloud/Twitch/Netflix would be neat? Come on over and build it
  • Developed an Android library based on a fork of the open source WebRTC project for our real-time video stack. There are fewer companies than you can count with your hand that have even attempted to do what we do with WebRT
  • We are so in love with Material design as does our in-house design and constantly prototype and implement really slick animations, transitions and gestures
  • Built a massively multi-threaded application that does a zillion things while maintaining responsiveness and keeping things real and real-time

What We’re Looking For

  • Have a strong Java background. It's okay if you have strong opinions on why you may dislike Java or why you think Go/Swift/Kotlin/Your language of choice are better 
  • Have a solid understanding of the Android SDK, think in Activities, Fragments and Services and loves adhering to Android best practices
  • Loves profiling, optimizing for performance with the tools at your disposal or even finding the occasional memory leak
  • Believe you can do so much better than Google when it comes to implementing material design
  • While not necessary we consider it a big plus if you love the NDK side of things too or have a secret crush on WebRTC
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or foreign equivalent)

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