Android Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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BuzzFeed is looking for an Android Engineer to help build features and shape the future of the BuzzFeed Android App. Our versatile team consists of product managers, designers, data scientists, and engineers all working together on our mission to make the app the best place to consume BuzzFeed content.  In your role, you’ll collaborate with the team to create strategies around user retention and product utility and build incredible features to bring our user’s satisfaction and meet company goals. This job is preferably based in our Minneapolis or NYC office but we’re all remote currently. We expect to eventually re-open our offices when it is safe to return, in 2021

About the Products

With 2.4M monthly active users and a 5 star app store rating, BuzzFeed is a top-tier news and entertainment app that our users love. Our work focuses on building and encouraging an audience who loves our app and creating unique business opportunities for BuzzFeed. 

What you’ll do
  • Apply your Android technical and product expertise to solving real problems for both our BuzzFeed Android users and our business
  • Contribute to our internal frameworks which are used across multiple apps
  • Work with product, design, data science, and QA on defining and implementing new ideas
  • Write high-quality code and tests that result in apps and frameworks that stand the test of time
Who you are
  • You have 1+ years experience with the Kotlin programming language and building Android applications and frameworks.
  • You are comfortable working with people across multiple disciplines like design, product, and data science
  • You can articulate your decisions and questions in a way that allows for team collaboration
  • You are comfortable soliciting and providing direct and impactful feedback
  • You are willing to take initiative on work that needs to be done
A big plus
  • You have experience with MVVM Architecture
  • You have a passion for good product fit, and UX.
  • You have interest in back-end systems
About BuzzFeed tech stack

We know that good engineers come from a variety of backgrounds and languages – if you don't already know the languages that we use, we trust that you’ll learn.

  • 100% Kotlin and MVVM, no major 3rd party frameworks
  • Fastlane & Circle.ci for CI, Firebase and DataDog for Performance monitoring
  • Our backend services are written in Python, Go, or node.js

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options

A generous benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

BuzzFeed is the world’s leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios. 

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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