Android Developer
Wifast Inc. - Mountain View, CA

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Brief Summary

Having released a couple of apps over the past few months, it’s become clear just how much faster an Android release cycle can be compared to iOS. This makes Android the perfect platform to quickly iterate and learn from.

Several of us have the experience to jump into the Android codebase and make things happen, but nothing beats having somebody with the background and dedication to do Android ‘right.’ In the near term, this means creating reusable components that allow for faster prototyping and improving the speed and stability of our build/release process.


1. Accomplished

You’ve got an app or two under your belt that you are truly proud of.

2. Product-conscious

You have what Ira Glass describes as good taste. You care deeply about doing right by our users and are comfortable making the sorts of subtle decisions that make the product more than the sum of its parts.

3. Multi-talented

Dalvik-flavored Java is your claim to fame, but if a need arises to jump into server-land code for a bit to patch up a Python API or a shell build script, you’re up to the task.
Care about your craft Not properly releasing activity life-cycle locks is a personal pet peeve of yours. You know when to git merge and when to git rebase, and it makes a difference (nobody likes a messy commit history). Your apps rotate cleanly when they need to and don’t when shouldn’t. Your code feels obvious in retrospect.

4. Down with Design

You feel comfortable being an active part of a collaborative design process, eventually forming a friendly mind meld with your designer.

5. Test-Friendly

The best way to make sure we’re creating value for our users is to make sure our changes are never a step backwards for them.


Ever since we moved to Castro St, we’ve been trying to eat at every place at least once in a likely futile attempt to identify the best Pho in Mountain View. Ever since we switched to catering a few days a week, progress has been slow.

Other team Castro St. favorites: Tea Era bubble tea and Red Rock cafe for coffee, which has some killer single origin roasts. We’re not quite hipster enough to know the difference, but appreciate having it around nonetheless.

We went go-karting the other day. Grown-up go-carting is way more fun than I remembered as a child. Those little things go fast.

Some of the things on our walls: whiteboard, a Subway Map of the Internet, the first $2 we ever made, an Alexis Ohanian-signed Reddit Alien, and another whiteboard.

Hrag (our designer) brought a dozen Psycho Donuts to our last office party (held in honor of our swanky new office). They were pretty crazy.

For our last (and first) offsite, we spent a long weekend in a big house in Lake Tahoe, brainstorming and hanging out. One of our interns won the WiFast Tahoe poker game. I’m still bitter.

Editors: Vim (3) eeks out a close win, followed closely by Emacs and Sublime Text (2 each), and single votes for SubEthaEdit and TextMate.


Reserved parking spots on the same block as the office. Parking is kind of like air: you don’t notice it until you don’t have any.

Bouncy balls!

Trail mix…and other snacks, and drinks, at your disposal.

Lunch and dinner, on us.

A powerful desktop with your preferred flavor of Linux or OS X.

Really big monitors to go with your lumbar-support chair or standing desk. No skimping on engineering.

Flexible vacation time. Just give us a heads-up.

A competitive salary and meaningful equity.

Flexible work hours.

Health Care, including dental and vision.

If you don’t live in the Bay Area (yet), that’s cool. We’re happy to help relocate and deal with visas.

Company Bio

Started January 2012. As of October 2012, there are 7 full-timers in the office (6 engineers and an amazing designer), as well as two interns.

Two of the founders are coming from past successful start-up, having served as (CEO/key engineer) at their previous companies.

Engineering alumni from Apple, Google and Facebook, contributors to the Linux kernel, MooTools, iOS internals, and (ironically enough) the Chronic Dev Team.

We’re working out of a shiny new office in Mountain View, CA, right by Castro St on Villa and within a block of the Caltrain.

The Product

Shh! We’re stealth. Make that double stealth.

Broadly speaking, we’re looking at changing the way people connect to the Internet.

We’ve proven and prototyped a lot of the necessary components. They work.

As a company, we’re iterating on our initial product, preparing for release and starting to consider next steps. It’s a good time.

Wifast Inc.

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