Android Engineer
San Francisco, CA
Senior +1 · Full time
Posted 2 years ago
What makes this company unique and exciting?
Substack is building a new media ecosystem based on subscriptions instead of advertising. There are now more than 1 million paid subscriptions to writers on Substack. As one of the first Android Engineers, you will be responsible for shaping the direction of the Android app ecosystem.
Android at Substack
Substack is looking to invest in Android and mobile development. As one of the first Android Engineers at Substack, you will be responsible for shaping the direction of the Android app ecosystem. From infra and tech stack to product direction, we are looking for an engineer who are excited to go from zero to one. You will work in close partnership with designers, product thinkers, and customers directly to build out new mobile offerings and tooling across the platform. You will be on the front-lines of product development and are responsible for creating what’s next for Substack.
    • Develop the core Substack Android app for readers and writers. This is a dynamic organization with needs across the board. We expect that engineers can jump into many areas of the product and add value.
    • Collaborate with designers, writers, support staff, and many others. From product concept and research to implementation and deployment, we expect you to own your work and deliver high-quality solutions.
    • Work directly with customers to solve their problems. The entire company (CEO included) participates in customer support in order to drive empathy for our users and help us build better products.
    • On the web work with JavaScript, especially Node/Express and React, and Postgres. It’s helpful if you know these technologies already, if not, we’ll be excited to help you learn. As one of the first Android engineers, you'll be responsible for helping shape technology decisions on our Android stack (Kotlin, Java, React Native).


    • At least 5 years of software engineering experience.
    • Experience shipping high quality Android apps.
    • Independent and autonomous. We’re too small to micromanage, and expect that every person at the company owns their work and can be a leader.
    • Hold yourself and others to a high standard when working on production systems.
    • Take pride in building elegant and delightful product experiences. Substack works best when it gets out of the way so writers can focus on writing and connecting with their readers. 
    • Enjoy collaboration with a diverse group of thinkers while bringing our own unique experience and background to the team.
    • Believe in Substack’s mission to build a better business model for writing.
Substack is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We're seeking people passionate about enabling independent expression and building a better business model for creators. If you want to see what media, communities, and content can become when unmoored from advertising models, and you have the skills and experience to contribute, we'd love to meet you.
Substack is a subscription-based newsletter publishing platform for independent writers.
Size:  51-100 employees
Funding Level:  Mid-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $82.4 M
Year Founded:  2017
Y Combinator
Andreessen Horowitz
The Chernin Group
Garage Capital
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