Android Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Jan 26, 2023
Mar 29, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

Owned by Jeff Bezos, Arc XP is a state-of-the-art digital experience platform engineered to meet the demands of enterprise brands and media and entertainment companies around the world. An integrated ecosystem of cloud-based tools, Arc helps create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multi-channel experiences to both internal and external audiences. Today, Arc powers more than 1,400 sites across 23 countries, reaching over 1.5 billion unique monthly visitors.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All our software teams use dev ops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

We are currently looking for an Android Software Engineer to be part of our Arc Mobile team. The Arc Mobile team builds mobile app tools for content managers and SDKs for developers to use to speed up app integrations with the Arc Platform.

  • You are eager to evolve and grow your personal skill set by learning and sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.
  • You are motivated to contribute independently and move the team and organization forward.
  • You are driven by attention to detail. You are not content when your element is off-center, or your form flow is not intuitive.
  • You care deeply about media. You believe in freedom of the press and are proud to work on tools that allow for the free flow of information.
  • You are energized by problem-solving and love to ideate solutions for difficult problems.

  • Build world-class APIs and web tools by collaborating with product, development, and design
  • Implement and respond to production application monitoring.
  • Share ideas and experiences, ask questions, and strive to remove ambiguity for both oneself and one's team members.
  • Build rich interactive user interfaces for Android
  • Own responsibility for running applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments, and tests.
  • Active participation in team agile activities such as story estimation, planning work backlog, work estimation, sprint planning, retros, demos, etc.
  • Ensure high quality by writing unit tests, fixing bugs and improving system performance and reliability


Minimum Qualifications
  • BS or MS of Computer Science courses, or related discipline
  • Proven Android development experience
  • Strong understanding of the Android SDK
  • Proficiency in coding with Kotlin and/or Java
  • Proficiency with Android app development tools like Android Studios and ADB
  • Strong understanding of version control principles.
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD principles
  • Strong understanding of the agile software development methodologies

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building smart TV apps for Android
  • Experience releasing apps in the Google Play app store

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development program

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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