Senior Android Engineer Contractor

Title: Senior Android Engineer Contractor

Location: Remote

Type: Contract

Workplace: remote

Category: Engineering

Job Description:

Fable is a mission-driven start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2019 by global tech industry veteran Padmasree Warrior.
PURPOSE
We are building Fable because stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation are on the rise and affecting people globally, across all age and income levels and we can help. Stories promote empathy, emotional intelligence, and other cognitive abilities that can lead to better mental health. We are backed by top investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Tiger Global, M13, Gaingels, and notable angel investors who believe in our mission and team.
WHAT WE ARE BUILDING
Fable is a community-powered platform for discovering, reading, watching, and discussing books and TV shows for deeper connections, creative expression, and mental wellness. Our goal is to become the AI app for consumer entertainment, connecting people with each other through the stories they love.
Experience Stories Together
Fable makes it easy for people to discover, join and build communities to read books and watch TV shows together based on their interest graph. Fable members read and watch together, sharing comments and insights. We make experiencing stories interactive and fun.
Discover Your Next Story
Fable applies AI and machine learning to provide recommendations to each person based on their preferences.
Organized Reading and Watching
Fable helps people organize all of their reading and watching in one central place. Members can create and share lists, follow other members, import their reading lists from other platforms, and rate and review books and shows.
ROLE
We are looking for an experienced mobile engineer with a deep understanding of Android application development to build the world’s best mobile platform for social reading and watching.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
– Work closely with design and product to create the next generation social platform centered around stories and mental wellness
– Take technical ownership of major product areas and new features
– Fix bugs and improve application performance
– Write tests to improve product reliability and code maintainability
– Review code and identify possible problems and areas for improvement in a thoughtful manner
SKILLS YOU WILL NEED
– Serious enthusiasm for developing and maintaining mobile applications on Android
– A practical understanding and appreciation of software engineering fundamentals
– Passion for creating delightful user experiences
– Ability to effectively communicate with the technical team as well as across the organization
– A desire to learn and grow as a software engineer
– Experience with Kotlin
– Experience building UIs with Jetpack Compose
– (Preferred) Published an app in the Play store
IS THIS YOU?
– You’re self-motivated, and take ownership and responsibility
– You love working with smart, fun, sincere and dedicated peers
– You want to be the one to make it happen
– You are resilient and can cope with ambiguity
– Comfortable in a fast-paced and at times unpredictable start-up environment
– Big plus if you have a love for stories!
YOUR TEAM AT FABLE
At Fable, you’ll join a passionate, high-performing and empathetic team of people who love stories. We are proud to work on a purpose-driven product with a mission of improving mental wellness. We are a tech company with the soul of an artist. We are an early-stage startup and as such a constant work in progress. We have no time for bureaucracy and are looking for leaders, not spectators. We listen, understand, and consider before we judge. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and have a set of values that are an integral part of our company culture. Please check out our diversity and inclusion manifesto and company values here.
WHY WORK AT FABLE
This is a unique opportunity if you are looking to join a small team making a big impact, and work on a fast-growing product while having fun along the way.
– Hourly rate: $60 – $75 (dependent on location and commensurate with experience)
– Open and transparent culture
– Work from anywhere, any time
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FABLE?
– Check out our Founders message, meet our team and read our principles to make sure we are right for you
– Read more about Fable in Fortune and Marie Claire
– Listen to our Founder talk about mental wellness and stories
– Top 50 seed companies to work for 2021