Senior Android Engineer

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Swiftly · Remote (US/Canada)

Software Engineering
Climate Change
Public Infrastructure
Human Rights & Equality
$160,000 - $220,000 Per Year
Posted 4 days ago

User Experience Design (UX)
Vue JS
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Company Description
Swiftly is on a mission to help cities move more efficiently. We are the leading transit data platform for agencies to share real-time passenger information, manage day-to-day operations, and improve service performance. Today, over 150 transit agencies in 8 countries – including LA Metro, MARTA, SEPTA, MBTA, and WMATA – rely on Swiftly to improve on-time performance by up to 40% and increase passenger information accuracy by up to 50%. The result is better service reliability, increased ridership, and more efficient transit operations.
Engineering at Swiftly
Engineering at Swiftly is not only about writing code – we believe in creating empowered product teams that work together to conceptualize new features and bring them to life. Each team aims to strike a balance between delivering incremental improvements, creating prototypes to test new ideas and mitigate risks, and building scalable software using industry best practices. We’re guided by a mission to positively impact transit riders, and we embrace humility and intentionality in how we make technical decisions so that we best meet our customers’ needs.
About the Role
We are looking for a Senior Android Engineer who will contribute significantly to Swiftly’s vision of building a Connected Transit Platform. Our software ingests and analyzes real-time location and other data from vehicles to enable agencies to operate better service. This role will join a team that builds products for transit agencies to manage day-to-day operations, including communication among staff and transit operators. More specifically, you will play a pivotal part in designing, developing, and implementing scalable, secure, and high-performing, product features to enhance our Onboard App experience for bus operators and transit professionals.
Onboard App is an intuitive display that runs on commodity Android tablets and provides real-time feedback directly to operators. This application helps to mitigate on-time performance issues, informs operators of service corrections like detours or holds, and boosts operator morale by removing the guesswork from their daily workflows and improving passenger satisfaction.
We encourage you to apply if the above is exciting to you and if you meet half or more of the below requirements. Above all else, we value candidates who angle toward growth, leveraging a positive attitude and the aptitude to relentlessly seek and solve problems to deliver impact. We know the tech landscape is ever-changing and strongly support individual growth. If this is exciting to you, then we'd love to talk!
Swiftly's office is located in San Francisco, CA. We are open to local or remote candidates living in the US or Ontario, Canada. We are unable to provide Visa sponsorship at this time.


    • Partner closely with designers, product managers, and fellow engineers to build products that delight our customers
    • Build features and help guide architectural decisions in Swiftly’s Onboard App
    • Take ownership of Swiftly’s mobile app architecture, assess it, and improve it over time to deliver a usable, extensible app that you and our team can build upon effectively
    • Promote robust and maintainable code with clear documentation
    • Partner with product and design to discover the right solution to customer problems. This may include building quick prototypes to assess the right technical design and to help accurately estimate the level of effort to ensure that we deliver high-quality work on schedule
    • Help your team make progress on our product vision by delivering incremental value — anticipating dependencies and breaking down work into smaller batches — and then identifying and improving bottlenecks as our data volume grows
    • Seek feedback on system designs by identifying technical tradeoffs, presenting proposed solutions in a clear way, and documenting decisions
    • Strive to embody software best practices in your work and proliferate them through teamwork, mentoring, and code reviews
    • Improve engineering processes and tools to increase team effectiveness

You'll be a good fit if...

    • You are excited to be part of a mission-driven company. Regardless of your why, it is important that you care about the work we do
    • 5+ years of application development experience with popular Android frameworks
    • Strong proficiency with Java/Kotlin in an Android development environment
    • Proficient with Node.js, Typescript
    • Experience with deployments via Google Play
    • Experience in mobile design patterns (MVVM), building mobile frameworks / SDKs, building custom UX widgets, and optimizing apps for performance
    • Experience with building feature-rich map-based experiences
    • Experience with real-time communication tooling like VoIP, Websockets, and/or Twilio
    • Experience with connecting an application to devices via Bluetooth
    • You love applying technology to solve real problems for customers and users
    • Bonus if familiar with other parts of our tech stack: Vue.js, Cordova, Python/JupyterHub, AWS, Docker (AWS ECS), PostgreSQL
    • Bonus if you've built end-to-end applications between the frontend, backend, and database layers
    • You embrace a mindset of continuous learning – helping both yourself and those around you adapt as technology constantly evolves
    • You are a dynamic team player and seek to make valuable contributions wherever it is most-needed at any given time to support your team's goals
    • You’re open to receiving feedback (a core Swiftly value!), approach technical debates with humility, and participate in blameless postmortems when things go wrong
In accordance with pay transparency laws: the approximate salary range for this role is $160,000 to $220,000 yearly (base salary + any variable comp). This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. Actual salaries will vary and are based on a multitude of non-discriminatory factors including final role leveling decisions, a candidate’s relevant work experiences/skills, and geographic location within the United States. Note: salary ranges for non-U.S. candidates may be higher or lower than the U.S. numbers above depending on location.
Salary is one component of Swiftly’s total compensation package, which also includes stock options, competitive benefits, 401(k) matching, a fantastic team and culture, opportunity to have a huge impact, emphasis on professional growth and holistic wellness, and other perks.
- Competitive salary
- Stock options for every employee
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- 401k with Employer Match
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Home office setup reimbursement
- Monthly cell/internet reimbursement
- Monthly Education Reimbursement
- Flexible PTO
- Flexible work environment
- 16 paid holidays - including holidays in months without US national holidays in 2023/2024
- 8 fully paid weeks of leave for child birth/adoption
Travel note: Swiftly employees can generally expect to travel 1–2 times a year for in-person company or team offsites. As a fully distributed company, we consider these offsites important for cultivating strong relationships across our teams! Attending these in-person is expected and encouraged, although we understand everyone has different personal circumstances and we will consider requests for exceptions. Customer-facing team members and other specific roles may be expected to travel more frequently.
We are an equal opportunity employer - we are committed to a workplace that is as dynamic, diverse, and passionate as the communities we serve.

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