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Android Engineer

San Fransisco, CA, USA - Full Time

Company Name

The Athletic

Job Description

The Athletic is a subscription-based media publisher of smarter sports coverage for die-hard fans. Founded in 2016, The Athletic’s full-time writers, alongside talented contributors and freelancers, have produced thousands of in-depth articles for subscribers free of ads, pop-ups and auto-play videos. With coverage in 45 markets and counting across North America, readers can count on in-depth, authentic storytelling written by talented local and national sports journalists like Ken Rosenthal, Pierre LeBrun, Seth Davis, Stewart Mandel, and many more. Our employees are talented reporters, writers, editors, engineers, designers, marketers, brand strategists and more, who are committed to helping sports fans fall in love with the sports page again.

About the Role

We are looking to take our mobile app to the next level! Our ideal candidate will be excited to take 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:


Download the app and try it out - If you find any bugs or see any feature improvements in the app, let us know when you fill out your application and you'll get some serious bonus points!


  • Work with Design and Product teams to build an application UI that is beautiful, performant, and well-engineered
  • Architect and build the model and controller layers of 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
  • Ideate and suggest product improvements and features through a symbiotic relationship with Product team


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of native Android development in Kotlin or Java.
  • Bachelor's degree in CS or relevant discipline
  • Solid product/design instincts and desire to have a voice in product decisions
  • Bonus points if you’ve worked on an early-stage startup before and have experience with growth/scale challenges
  • Passion for sports is understandable, but not required
  • This role will be based in our San Francisco headquarters
  • The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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.

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Skills Required

Kotlin Java Android