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Android Engineer II



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Strava's dynamic team to revolutionize fitness through technology as an Android Engineer


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San Francisco, CA

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Strava, a leader in connected fitness with a global community of over 100 million members, is on a mission to bring athletes together and make every effort count. Offering a comprehensive view of one's active lifestyle, Strava is a hub where passion for sports meets technology. Backed by top investors and driven by a people-first philosophy, Strava fosters an inclusive, forward-thinking workplace that's as committed to its employees as it is to its users' success. It's an exciting time to become part of a team that's dedicated to innovation, growth, and celebrating athletic achievements.

Role Summary

  • Lead development of Android features that enhance user onboarding and retention.
  • Collaborate across functions to refine the user journey and support athletes' growth.
  • Influence core aspects of Strava's platform, working with high-traffic, athlete-facing experiences.
  • Engage in projects that improve how athletes communicate and share experiences on Strava.
  • Contribute to the technological evolution of Strava's platform.
  • Embrace leadership opportunities and expand technical expertise.
  • Impact tens of millions of users by building beautiful and engaging mobile experiences.

Role Requirements

  • Demonstrate empathy for users and deliver a compelling Strava experience.
  • Take ownership and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Create well-documented systems that are adopted across the engineering organization.
  • Provide mentorship and technical leadership within the team.
  • Have production experience in building Android applications using Kotlin.
  • Be up-to-date with the latest Android technologies and willing to explore new tech areas.
  • Have a product-focused mindset and experience in building maintainable and testable code bases.

About This Role

Strava is the leading subscription platform at the center of connected fitness, with more than 100 million community members in over 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. 

As an Android Engineer on Strava's Activation team, you will play a key role in the onboarding and retention of our users. Part of the Growth organization, this team is dedicated to ongoing experimentation with the aim of perpetually expanding our user base. You will collaborate with a diverse group of professionals including mobile and web engineers, product designers, analysts, and marketers to meticulously craft the user journey from initial sign-up to sustained long-term engagement. Your efforts will focus on leading the development and refinement of features that not only enhance the onboarding process but also bolster user retention, ensuring a seamless and engaging experience that supports our athletes in every step of their journey.

For a core product experience, join our Activities team as an Android Engineer and immerse yourself in a role that is integral to powering athletic growth. This team is dedicated to making athletic data both understandable and impactful for our users, by building a holistic view of their efforts and fitness and highlighting sustainable paths to progress. In this position, you will lead efforts on a team focused on the activity experience, a core aspect of Strava's product offering. This team is responsible for backend systems that process millions of activities daily, as well as developing athlete-facing experiences that are high-traffic and central to Strava’s premium features. This is a unique opportunity to influence a vital part of our platform, enhancing how our athletes interact with their own performance and the community at large.

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

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Engage in pioneering projects that influence how athletes communicate and share experiences, playing a key role in developing core functionalities that are central to the user experience.
  • Participate in the evolution of Strava’s technology landscape, contributing to the adoption of advanced technologies and practices.
  • Take on responsibilities that expand your leadership capabilities and technical expertise within a forward-thinking team.
  • Directly impact the experience of tens of millions of athletes.

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
  • 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.

We'd love to talk to you about the future of Strava’s core technologies and your role in developing them. For more on Strava’s engineering team check out the Engineering Blog. It covers a wide range of topics, from how we rebuilt our leaderboard systems to personal perspectives on what it’s like to be an engineer at Strava. 

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, TCV, 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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