WHO WE ARE
Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. We’re a data-driven collective, building the future of pet care with interconnected solutions that reimagine every experience across the pet parent journey. We combine insights, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be, and ultimately create a better world for pets. That includes our world-leading WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the award-winning WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker and health monitor, Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights, and our partnerships like the LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents.
Kinship is a business division of Mars Petcare, the global leader in pet health, nutrition, and services, and dedicated to one purpose: A Better World for Pets. Learn more at www.kinship.co.
HOW YOU’LL HELP EVERYONE PET PARENT LIKE A PRO
As a Senior Android Engineer you will be a primary contributor to Whistle’s Android app and be relied upon as an expert in Android’s capabilities and limitations when defining and developing new features. You will collaborate with our software, hardware and customer support teams to ensure that our Android app is aligned with our customers’ needs and meets Whistle’s high quality of standards. To be successful in this role you are someone who is continuously and proactively looking for ways our team can improve both the quality of our Android app and the speed at which we can deliver.
THE PRO WE’RE LOOKING FOR -
As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how
we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for
people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these
skills to knock it out of the dog park:
- 4+ years of experience developing and shipping native Android apps to the Google Play Store
(ReactNative, Flutter, Xamarin, etc do not count)
- A strong grasp of Java and modern Android best practices and design patterns
- Proficient in Kotlin (Majority of codebase has been ported to Kotlin and all new code is expected
to be written in Kotlin)
- An understanding of Strong CS fundamentals (algorithms, data structures)
- Familiarity with variety of app architectures and methodologies like MVVM, Dependency Injection,
- Experience with Bluetooth and integration with IoT style devices is a big plus.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
- Leverage your Android experience to maintain, refine, and build upon or existing code base.
- Write well-structured, reliable, efficient and easily maintainable code
- Work closely with product and design teams to scope and define feature specifications.
- Deliver new features to enhance our user’s experience
- Help guide and improve the technical direction of mobile, bolstering the technical skillset of the team.
- Identifying and driving improvements to process, performance, and architecture.
- Be purposely inquisitive and continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new mobile technologies
JOIN OUR PROS!
- Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
- A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
- Work from the hottest cities across the world
- Dog-friendly workplaces
- Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
- Unlimited paid time off
- Flexible work opportunities
- Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
- Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
- Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
- An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship