Lead Android Engineer

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We are looking for a Lead Android Engineer 

To help take our Android experience to the next level 

FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM

Every day, millions of people rely on WeTransfer to share their creative ideas. So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.


About our workflow

We believe that software is gardening. We trust each other to make good decisions, to provide and accept constructive feedback. Collaboration is the key to making a great product.

We want to build solutions are long-lasting. This means writing code that is maintainable instead of quick fixes. Our products are constantly changing so our tech should be able to handle that. We believe that when code isn't tested it's legacy code. We understand that it sometimes takes time and a lot of hard thinking, but it's worth it.

We try to give back to the community by open sourcing some of our tools. We build everything in a modular way, so that we can open source parts of apps. Last year, we published two projects that are part of our iOS app on GitHub and we're planning to share even more. 


What you’ll be doing

Mobile is “eating the world”. The world is shifting to mobile, and so are we. It's a unique platform which calls for a distinct approach: the challenges and opportunities are different.

On the desktop, we solve a problem straightforwardly and elegantly. Big files aren't a big deal on mobile, so we decided to do something different within the realm of WeTransfer, which is all about sharing creative work. We enable people to collect the content that's on their phones and share them. Most apps operate in silos: your videos are on youtube, images on Pinterest, music on Spotify. We believe that great things happen when these are combined, and that's what our new product does: it allows you to make mixed media boards with anything that's on your phone.

We recently launched this new app on iOS; it's a great first step, but obviously, our mobile ecosystem isn't complete without android. And that's why we need you.

You will be working on an app that has a user base of millions.

You will have the opportunity to build and grow the Android team. As we're shifting more towards the mobile platform, the team will grow.

You'll be leading the architecture of our Android app.

Android is a unique platform and we want to create an app that leverages its possibilities. Together with designers you'll work on building an experience that suits the platform. Not a copy of the iOS app.

You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary product team that includes designers and other developers. 

Impact the experience of millions of users around the world

Who we are looking for?

Above all else we value open communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision. We are looking for proactivity in spotting problem areas and proposing ideas for improvements.

Someone who:

  • Understands what our users like, and believe in our ethos of keeping things simple
  • Has 4 years experience of building Android apps
  • Knows the capabilities of the platform inside-out
  • Is very comfortable communicating in written English
  • Has code in the last few years and are comfortable showing during the interview
  • Does not shy away from open-source work and open discussions on Github

Even better if you have:

  • Lead experience
  • Experience with Kotlin
  • Experience with test driven development

A little something about us

Since 2009 WeTransfer has been helping people share their creative ideas. We believe creative thinking changes the way we see the world, and so we develop tools to get people into their flow – that strange and beautiful state where everything comes together and the best work happens.

Today, 42 million people in 195 countries share ideas using WeTransfer. We are constantly developing new products, as well as rethinking what our current platforms can be, and can do.

Our founders originally worked in design, media and marketing; today we’re lucky to be working with the most creative minds in branding, sales, design, support and engineering.

We believe a diverse company is a better company. Whatever your story, we want to hear from you. Whatever your background, we’ll help you do your best work. All employees get an annual €1,000 personal development budget to learn new skills, or improve existing ones.

Our Amsterdam office sits right by the river in the east of the city; our LA team are based in Venice. With lunch, snacks and great coffee, we know how to keep our teams properly fuelled. Our culture team designs a program of outings, speakers, workshops and fitness classes to get a good work-life balance, and there is free gym membership for all employees too. 

Personal Budget

€1,000 Annually

Healthy Lunch

Provided Daily

Onefit Membership

Free gym subscription

Innovation Friday

Doowutchyalike

Friday Drinks

Nuts Included

Like the sound of working with us?

We’re a company that makes a difference for millions of people with a culture that values each individual. Come and join us!