Android Software Engineer

San Diego, CA, United States

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Android Software Engineer

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.
GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equity. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Paris, Southern California and Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

This Android engineer will participate in the development of Android applications that enable consumers to capture and relive their experiences, and share their passions with friends and community by developing media management, editing, and story-telling features for use with GoPro cameras, photos, video media, and cloud content. You will make disciplined use of git source control and bug tracking systems along with participation in software code reviews to ensure the creation of high quality, compact and elegant code.  Android Software Engineers are responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering software applications on a variety of Android devices that are part of GoPro’s ecosystem that connects people to their camera, their media, the cloud, and their friends.
What You Will Do 

  • Design and create software in Java and Kotlin for Android-based phone and tablets.
  • Collaborate with Product leads, UI/UX designers, Ecosystem Architects, and Engineers to define, design and ship new features
  • Leverage visual design, information architecture, and interaction design to assist the writing of working software.
  • Follow industry best practices when implementing software, especially regarding security and privacy.
  • Checking code into version control according to company version control policy.
  • Keeping up on changes and advances in the technical world.
  • Refactoring old code so it runs faster and more efficiently. 
  • Helping to review code Testing software via automated methods, including but not limited to writing and running unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, as well as manual methods 

Skills We’re Excited About

  • Understanding of Android OS, and Android application development. 
  • At least 3 years of professional experience programming with Java and/or Kotlin developing native Android Applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics. 
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, software methodology.
  • Familiarity with JSON, REST APIs, RxJava, and reactive style programming.
  • Familiarity with dependency injection / dagger.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MVC, OOP, memory management and threading. 
  • Fundamentals of connectivity, networking, and HTTP protocols.
  • Proven successful track record showing an aptitude for engineering and product sense.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and methodologies.
  • Possess the passion to design, build and polish innovative applications 
  • Experience implementing automated tests, including unit, functional, and integration tests.
  • Experience with Git, continuous integration, and automated build tools.

Bonus Points For: 

  • Experience with lower level Android services, wireless connectivity, multimedia services. 
  • OS: Linux, Chrome OS, Tizen, iOS, OSX, Windows, RTOS.
  • Languages: C/C++, Python, JavaScript, HTML..
  • Experience with Android NDK.
  • Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HLS, RTMP, BlueTooth Classic and BLE.
  • Familiarity with handling MP4 and JPG content within an application.
  • General experience with Audio, Photo, and Video editing and streaming. 
  • Security, encryption and authentication protocols such as OAuth, SSL, TLS, PKI, AES. 
  • Strong debugging, and analytics instrumentation skills.
  • Experience with Jira, Jenkins, and Confluence 
  • Experience with Agile software development: Scrum, and Kanban

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro camera + gear
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Generous time off policy
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for new parents
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • LiveHealthy monthly wellness reimbursement
  • Innovative remote-friendly wellness classes and events
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional + personal development opportunities, i.e. LinkedIn Learning
  • Opportunities to get involved in the causes that you care about (annual camera donation + volunteer events)

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Mission

GoPro frees people to celebrate the moment, inspiring others to do the same. From cameras to apps and accessories, everything we do is geared to help you capture life as you live it, share the experience and pass on the stoke. We believe that sharing our experiences makes them more meaningful and way more fun.

GoPro was founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman—a surfer, skier and motorsports enthusiast in search of a better way to film himself and his friends surfing. What started with a 35mm camera and a wrist strap made from old wetsuits and plastic scraps has grown into an international company that has sold over 26 million GoPro cameras in more than 100 countries.

But it’s the millions of passionate GoPro users around the globe who bring the magic to life. They humble and inspire us every day with incredible creativity that helps us see the world in an all-new way—and fires us up to keep creating the most awesome, innovative products possible.

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