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Android Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Leading Digital Community for Athletes as an Android Engineer at Strava


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No salary declared 😔

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San Francisco, CA or Denver, CO

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In-person- United States

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Strava, synonymous with 'strive' in Swedish, is revolutionizing the athletic world by connecting millions of athletes globally. With a mission to unite athletes to their motivations and celebrate personal achievements, Strava has become a digital community where active life is cherished. The company is growing rapidly, fueled by a culture that values diversity, inclusion, and joy in athletes' lives. Strava invites you to be part of a team that's not just about technology but also about bringing inspiration to every athlete's journey.

Role Summary

  • Join one of two dynamic Android teams: Groups, Creator, and Social or Activities Team.
  • Shape the infrastructure and improve the user experience for a global athlete community.
  • Work with a cross-functional team to build athlete-centric features.
  • Own major platform tools and services, from messaging to data visualization.
  • Drive the technical vision and contribute to the adoption of new technologies.

Role Requirements

  • Empathy for users and a commitment to creating an excellent athlete experience.
  • Proven ability to take ownership and collaborate across teams.
  • Experience in building Android applications with Kotlin; Jetpack Compose is a plus.
  • Familiarity with large, modularized applications, dependency injection, and GraphQL.
  • A product-focused mindset and experience at all levels of mobile app development.
  • Knowledge of maintainable and testable code bases, including API design and unit testing.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and mentor others.

About This Role

Strava is the leading digital community for active people with more than 120 million athletes, in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a holistic view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life.

We are seeking two Android Engineers to join our dynamic teams at Strava, one on the “Groups, Creator, and Social” team and the other for the Activities Team. The successful candidate will be pivotal in shaping the infrastructure and user experience for Strava’s massive athlete community.

For more information on compensation and benefits, please click here.

You’re excited about the Groups, Creator, and Social Team because you will:

  • Be part of the team focused on helping Strava athletes build their community on the platform.
  • Work closely and collaborate with engineers from all of Strava's technical platforms (iOS, Android, Web, Server) and cross-functional partners to build athlete-facing features.
  • Work on and help own major platform tools, surfaces, and services such as messaging, posts, video, photos, and clubs.
  • Contribute to implementing our tech vision and help transition us to new technologies.
  • Be a part of a hard-working team with great product and technology knowledge.

You are excited about the Activities Team because you will:

  • Be instrumental in helping athletes understand their fitness and their progress towards all of their goals.
  • Work closely and collaborate with engineers from all of Strava’s technical platforms (iOS, Android, Web, Server) and cross functional partners to build athlete facing features.
  • Work on and help own major platform capabilities across our mobile apps, from gps tracking to data visualization
  • Contribute to the execution of our tech vision and help transition us to new technologies.
  • Be a part of a high performing team with great product and technology knowledge.

You will be successful here by:

  • Demonstrating empathy for athletes and their experience while using Strava
  • Taking ownership of your work, and partnering with cross-functional peers to ensure services are properly scoped and implemented.
  • Building well-documented and easy-to-use systems that are quickly and widely adopted across our engineering organization.
  • Contributing to an inclusive and collaborative team culture
  • Excelling at user-centric product development.
  • Building beautiful, smooth, delightful mobile experiences.
  • Mentoring other engineers and providing technical leadership to the team through forums like tech talks.
  • Using your in-depth knowledge of all things Android to help drive technical conversations with peers from different backgrounds, across different teams.
  • Be willing to explore and learn new technologies outside of your comfort zone

We’re excited about you because:

  • Have experience building Android applications in a production environment using Kotlin. Jetpack compose experience is a nice to have
  • Have experience working with large, modularized applications that use dependency injection tools and GraphQL is a nice to have
  • Stay up to date and experiment with the latest Android technologies.
  • Have a product-focused mindset. Our team works together to deliver projects that use technology to solve real business problems.
  • Enjoy working on mobile apps at all levels – from networking up to user interfaces and everything in between.
  • Have experience building maintainable and testable code bases, including API design and unit testing techniques.
  • Can collaborate with Android, iOS, and Server engineers to ship features.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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