Android Engineer

| San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has more than 575 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content.

About the Role

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


  • Work with Design and Product teams to build an application UI that is beautiful, performant, and well-engineered
  • Architect and build 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 1-2 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 and media is helpful, but not required
  • This role will be based in our San Francisco headquarters; but we are open to remote workers

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 was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

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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