Software Engineer, Android Lead

Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States

Telepath


Role Locations

  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Employees

11 - 25 people

Address

Po Box 401135
San Francisco, CA, 94140, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Swift
  • iOS Development
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Google Cloud

Role Description

About Telepath

Telepath (link: telepath.com) is a new social network focused on conversation — a space where people can make friends who share their interests.

The early internet was a really good place to do this, but the incumbent social networks don’t serve this purpose anymore. They promote unkindness by rewarding conflict and hostility, distribute disinformation rapidly, and algorithmically promote polarization. The only way to solve this problem is to make something better.

Telepath is founded by a team that brings together decades of experience building social products. This isn’t another boring SaaS startup — we’re making a consumer internet product that people really love. Expect to work with a tight-knit team, to love your job, and to have the opportunity to earn a significant equity stake in an exciting early stage company. You won’t be a cog in a machine — you’ll own your own projects and be able to make meaningful contributions as a part of a highly creative and inclusive process.

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our product and company and especially in our hiring.

Learn more about Telepath and what we’re trying to do:

You can also read about Telepath in the press:

Responsibilities

  • Design and build Telepath for Android from the ground up
  • Play a key role in building a world-class Android app and Android engineering team
  • Communicate proactively with other engineers to ensure consistency and integration between our backend services, the existing iOS client, and the new Android client
  • Make effective engineering design decisions oriented towards long-term maintainability, scalability, and reliability
  • Play an active role in product and strategy discussions as part of a small team with a shared vision for a new kind of social network
  • Collaborate well with others both in engineering and across the company

Requirements

  • Strong software engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrated experience building and shipping complex Android apps
  • Well-founded views on how an Android app should be designed and structured to enable the most effective product development and coordination with other clients
  • Ability to internalize overarching product goals and apply them to local decisions in less-strictly-specified areas of product implementation

About Telepath

Telepath (site: telepath.com) is founded by a team that brings together decades of experience building social products. We’re building a new social network focused on conversation — a space where people can make friends who share their interests.

The early internet was a really good place to do this, but the incumbent social networks don’t serve this purpose anymore. They promote unkindness by rewarding conflict and hostility, distribute disinformation rapidly, and algorithmically promote polarization. The only way to solve this problem is to make something better.

This isn’t another boring SaaS startup — we’re making a consumer internet product that people really love. Expect to work with a tight-knit team, to love your job, and to have the opportunity to earn a significant equity stake in an exciting early stage company. You won’t be a cog in a machine — you’ll own your own projects and be able to make meaningful contributions as a part of a highly creative and inclusive process.

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our product and company and especially in our hiring.

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Telepath: Strategy & Overview by Richard Henry, CEO https://telepath.quip.com/WpReAV2a0TBT/Telepath-Strategy-Overview

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Read about us in the media:

The Verge https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/9/25/21454441/telepath-app-beta-richard-henry-marc-bodnick-quora-content-moderation-kindness

Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-24/tech-veterans-try-to-build-a-kinder-more-thoughtful-facebook

Protocol https://www.protocol.com/telepath-social-network

Company Culture

Our company brings together cumulative decades of experience building social networks. We’re singularly focused on building something we really love and feel good about. Everyone at the company is involved in our product decision making process, including in our weekly product meeting. We're building a world-class product and team, and have a high bar for both engineering and product design.

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