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Android Engineer (Australia)

The Athletic


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join The Athletic's innovative Scores and Stats team and lead Android development for a premier sports media platform


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100% Remote- Melbourne Australia

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At The Athletic, a premier digital sports media company, we deliver immersive storytelling and a community-driven experience for sports fans worldwide. Since our inception in 2016, we've become a home for more than 600 creators, offering in-depth coverage for over 250 sports teams. Our commitment to excellence has positioned us at the heart of the sports fan's world with operations spanning from San Francisco to Melbourne.

Role Summary:

  • Collaborate with Product and Design teams to craft visually stunning and high-performance user interfaces.
  • Lead Android app architecture development, focusing on performance, growth, and scalability.
  • Contribute to product development with innovative ideas and features.
  • Maintain code quality through rigorous testing and refactoring as needed.
  • Work in a dynamic, cross-functional team to enhance overall product and engineering processes.

Role Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in native Android development with Kotlin proficiency.
  • A consumer-oriented mindset with a passion for product and design discussions.
  • Experience with startup environments, particularly in growth and scaling phases, is preferred.
  • Eligibility for remote work within Australia.

Competitive compensation, inclusive of salary and benefits, will be offered based on your qualifications, experience, and location. Full-time employees enjoy a robust benefits package tailored to their country of residence, including top-tier health coverage, retirement savings plans, paid time off, and parental leave.

The Athletic is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. To ensure a safe hiring process, please note our recruiters communicate exclusively through [email removed - click apply for more details], and we never request sensitive personal information during the recruitment process.

About Us

The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About the Role

You will be part of the Scores and Stats team in the broader Engineering department. Your team will be working with Product and Design to build and increase engagement of our game experiences from all of our users. This team is responsible for key areas of our mobile apps and website, including box scores (scores, stats, play-by-play), league schedules, team schedules and stats and player data including integration with third party data providers.

Our ideal candidate will be excited to take over ownership of what we’ve already built on Android and be responsible for leading development on the app going forward. Our entire engineering team is very involved in making product decisions, and you'd be trusted and encouraged to try out your own ideas and features.

You can check out our current Android app here:

This role can be based in a 100% remote capacity for candidates located Australia only.


Work with Design and Product teams to build UI that is beautiful, performant, and well-engineered. Architect and build the app to optimize for performance, growth, scalability, ease of future development, and code quality. Write unit and functional tests to ensure maximum code and app quality. Investigate, debug, and fix user-reported production issues. Brainstorm new product ideas and improvements alongside the design and product teams. Refactor existing code where needed in order to improve quality of life for the other engineers. Work within a highly cross-functional team, iterating on process and making your own suggestions for improvements.


2+ years experience with  native Android development, including Kotlin proficiency. Consumer-facing product and design instincts with a desire to have a voice in product decisions. Preferred experience in an early-stage startup working on growth and scale challenges. This role can be based in a 100% remote capacity for candidates located Australia only.

The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:

- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.

- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.

- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.

- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Click here to review our Applicant Privacy Notice, which describes how and when The Athletic Media Company collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of job applicants and prospective employees.

Beware of fraudulent job recruiting schemes! Our recruiters use [email removed - click apply for more details] exclusively. We do not conduct interviews via text or instant message and we do not ask candidates to download software, to purchase equipment through us, or to provide sensitive personally identifiable information, such as bank accounts or social security numbers. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a recruiter with The Athletic but operating from a different email address about a job offer, please report it as potential job fraud to the law enforcement and to [email removed - click apply for more details].


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