Senior Software Engineer - Android Video Framework
Fanhattan - San Mateo, CA

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Company Description

Fan is the simplest way for people to find, watch and share the movies and TV shows they love. The Fan service is available today on the Web and through an award winning iOS app, giving consumers an easy way to discover more than one million movies and shows across 29 entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, Xfinity, and more. On launch in 2011, Fan for iPad shot to the top of Apple's App Store charts including Top Free Apps, Staff Picks, What's Hot, and New & Noteworthy.

In addition, as you may have read about in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USA Today (and many more), the company unveiled Fan TV -- a revolutionary new way to watch TV -- at D: All Things Digital in May 2013. To learn more about Fan TV check out

Founded in 2011, Fan is based in Silicon Valley and backed by the investors behind TiVo, Netflix and Sonos. To learn more about Fan see our website at

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated senior Android framework client developer to join our team developing Fan TV, what Time Magazine calls “the home entertainment god box”. We are very team oriented and we are looking for another team player to work in our Agile Scrum environment. You will be building the media-rich, high-performance Fan TV product that interfaces to a common back-end platform. You know how to optimize highly networked apps to back-end services. You have a passion for digital entertainment and you are excited to work on disruptive technologies and products. You see your mistakes as learning opportunities and continually look for ways to improve yourself, your team and your products. Finally, you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, startup environment.


Bachelors (BS) or Masters (MS) in computer science or equivalent
Overall 7+ years of relevant software development experience
3+ years of Android development experience
Solid understanding of OOP and design patterns in Java
Strong multithreaded programming skills
Experience in performance analysis and optimization
Knowledge of computer architecture and operating systems
Knowledge of advanced data structures
Familar with Android Open Source Project (AOSP) its components and architecture
A team player that is also very self-motivated and self-directed
Adapts to new technologies quickly as needed
Keen attention to detail

Nice to Have

Masters (MS) in computer science or equivalent
Experience developing in an Agile Scrum environment
Experience in developing live video streaming application with HLS
Experience in integrating DRM stack
Experience in using OpenGL ES in Android with animations


In addition to full health, dental, and 401k benefits, all employees get:

Flexible Vacation: take what you need
Commute options: free, unlimited Caltrain pass
Stock options: all our employees are owners
Get Fit: Equinox Health club membership included


  • Fan is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against reality TV fans, drama fans, horror fans, Doctor Who and Merlin fanatics, foreign and indie film fans, film school informed fans, blockbuster action fans, or Tom Cruise fans, except where clearly unable to quote favorite movies and shows as in this case the workplace would have trouble communicating when surrounded by passionate entertainment fans.
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