Sr Software Engineer - Android

  • 220 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

What we're doing at BRD (formerly known as BreadWallet)

BRD is at the heart of a financial revolution. We're building the missing piece of infrastructure that ties together the essential functionality of a bank, but where individuals retain complete control over their assets. As a a financial infrastructure company, our mission is unlikely to ever be complete. We need continually strive to bring the power of our apps to new regions of the world, some of which have never had wide access to banking functionality.

Our approach to this problem heavily focuses on several core tenets. For one, we will never have direct control or visibility over customer funds. It is not our job to interfere in the personal financial lives of our customers. This is accomplished by using digital assets like Bitcoin, and a mobile app like ours which manages its assets on-device.

The second tenet of our approach is to provide integration with the traditional financial system. Regardless of the currency, people still need to get paid, pay their bills, pay for goods at merchants, and send money to their family and friends. We are building infrastructure that integrates with local financial businesses that tie in with local currencies and adhere to local laws.

Finally, we need to fight for a quality consumer experience. This is why we try to retain control over every moment of our customer's interaction with our products. We relentlessly design, redesign, test, and experiment to ensure our customers have a positive, safe experience.

     

    Job Description

    We are looking for an experienced Android engineer to join our mobile team to help us build the best cryptocurrency experience in the world. Our vision is to decentralize banking and bring the power of financial services to everyone in the world, including the nearly 2 billion adults that to this day remain unbanked.

    Responsibilities

    Lead the architecture, design and development of new features for BRD’s Android app

    Contribute to requirements gathering and design of UX flows

    Work closely with a talented group engineers

    Solve challenging problems in the areas of security, blockchain technology and more

    Maintain high standard for code quality through code reviews, unit tests and championing new process improvement initiatives

    BRD is your oyster.  The benefit of a company our size is that you can wear many hats.  If there is something you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to speak up. You’ll probably get a chance to do it!

    Qualifications

    • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of proven software development experience and Java development
    • 5+ years of Android app development
    • Experience with Android SDK
    • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON
    • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
    • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
    • Solid understanding of core programming, Android and Java concepts
    • Git or another version control system including branch management
    • A desire to learn and grow your skills
    • You value your attention to detail
       

    Nice to have:

    • Security or cryptocurrency experience

    Additional Information

    What it's like to work here

    We've built a lively remote work culture that emphasizes regular personal interaction. At Bread, we started as a remote team and have built our workflows around it. This allows us to hire people who want to work with us, regardless of where they've decided to settle (or roam). 

    Work-life balance is important to everyone at Bread, and we strive to ensure everyone has enough time for family, exercise, and mental health. In our opinion, a happy and healthy team is an essential ingredient to finding creative solutions to the hard problems we're trying to solve.

    We're more operationally transparent than you may be used to. The entire Bread team has access to a variety of dashboards that help our distributed team make better decisions. If you have a question that can't be answered by a dashboard or an easy query, let's see if we can fix that.

    Bread is committed to building an actively inclusive work environment that makes our team an excellent home for everyone—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, education, age, or other personal characteristics.

    You should include these in your application:

    • Resume and LinkedIn profile
    • Links to code samples on Github, Gitlab, etc

    Email us your resume and a personal note and we will get back to you as soon as possible.