Software Engineer - Android 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 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 3+ years of relevant software development experience
    • 1+ years of Android development experience
    • Will consider new graduates with outstanding accomplishments
  • 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 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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