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Senior Android Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

About Foursquare:

Since our inception in 2009, Foursquare has been a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives. As a location intelligence company, Foursquare is comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm, as well as thriving media and enterprise products. Our B2B offerings include Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world's largest foot traffic panel). With more than 200 people across our offices in New York, San Francisco, and in sales offices around the globe, we’re dedicated to our trailblazing mission—enriching consumer experiences and informing business decisions with location intelligence.

About this Position:

As the Foursquare Android team lead, you would join a small team of talented Android engineers. The team works on two consumer apps (Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm), and the Pilgrim SDK, our mobile location platform that enables developers to use our proprietary “snap to place” and stop detection to power timely location-based push notifications and create a timeline of the places their user visit. You would help drive technical and architectural discussions on the Android team, while heading up development on the Pilgrim SDK for Android, which is at the core of Foursquare's location intelligence.

Our team uses the latest and greatest technologies. We use many of the libraries that you're probably used to, like RxJava, Glide, OkHttp, etc. We've been using Kotlin in production in the apps for over a year, with all new code in 2017 and beyond being in Kotlin. We've adopted Google's Architecture Components library for our newest major features in Foursquare 11 and Swarm 5, and are pushing forward with them for all of our future work.

You will collaborate frequently with your fellow Android developers, of course. However, you will also work closely with members of other teams. On the consumer side, you will work directly with designers to plan new features, correct course, and manage expectations while working through your tasks. On the Pilgrim side, you will work closely with the venues and data-science teams, whose work helps power the SDK.

We have a lot of ideas left to implement and features to refine in our 3 products. As a result, you will have ownership over much of what you work on, powering apps used every day by millions of people around the world.

This role is open for hire in either our New York City HQ or San Francisco office.


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • 3+ years of proven industry experience working on Android projects
  • Deep experience working on a team of Android engineers building and maintaining large-scale apps, or impressive apps that you’ve built personally
  • Experience as a technical expert on the Android platform and competency with industry standard libraries
  • Experience with Android-specific location libraries is a plus
  • Experience building SDKs or open source libraries is desired
  • Kotlin experience is a plus
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Comfort and delight in a small, fast-paced startup environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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