Engineer: Android
Postmates Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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You want to be part of a small team in which your impact will be huge. You do not want to just follow orders and write code but enjoy the freedom and responsibility of designing and building systems from square one.

You demonstrate the ability to identify the root cause of a problem. Instead of just fixing symptoms you identify and separate what must be done now and what should be improved later. No one can write perfect code so you are diligent about ensuring your code is thoroughly tested. You are fanatical about customer’s needs and empowering them with technology that is simple to use while also fast and robust.

You are able to design and build solutions at multiple levels of the technology stack (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python/Ruby/PHP, SQL, Java/C/C++). We don’t expect you to be an expert at all of them but we expect you to be hands on with all of them and defer to others on the team when you need help tackling an area you are not comfortable with.


Proven experience writing Android applications running on diverse hardware used by real people right now.

You are proficient and comfortable with advanced Java/Android development and have experience using higher-level dynamic languages. You have experience working with lower level languages and will not be hesitant to debug, modify and extend existing software written in lower level languages.

You are familiar with the Dalvik virtual machine and understand the UI complications presented by developing for an extremely diverse ecosystem of handsets. Handling thread and understanding asynchronous logic is natural to you and you know how to effectively debug, test, prototype and deploy Android applications.


Extensive experience with Location Services and Google Maps Android API. Extensive experience interacting with RESTful APIs and JSON An understanding of the application lifecycle states and their transitions. Developed and released applications to the Google Play Store

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous stock option plan
  • Medical benefits
  • Large monitor, comfortable chairs, your choice of computer
  • Snack filled kitchen
  • Contribute and create open source projects
  • Awesome work environment at a company with a huge vision

Send the following to
  • Updated resume
  • GitHub account username
  • List of personal references
  • List of applications in the Google Play Store
  • A note about why you’re interested in working with us

Postmates Inc.

How to apply Send an updated resume, Github username, list of personal references, list of applications you have developed and are in the Google Play Store and a note about why you are interested in working with us to