Android – Staff Software Engineer

Full Time - Texas

The Engineering team at Favor supports Favor’s mission to bring fast, fresh delivery to Texans far and wide. The Favor technology platform is the engine behind the business that enables our Runners (that’s what we call our delivery drivers) to deliver millions of Favors. Our technology efficiently manages the real-time assignment of Favors, facilitates communication between customers, Runners, and support, keeps mobile applications in sync, and more. 

At Favor, we are committed to building a world class team that shares a passion for products that make a difference with modern, clean code. Do you get a thrill when you make an impact on hundreds of thousands of users? Do you want to work for a purpose- and values-driven company in a high-growth environment? As a Staff Software Engineer at Favor you will be responsible for all phases of development, testing, and deployment of our native Android applications. You will work closely with our Product and Operations teams to understand customer needs, build simple solutions to complex problems, and deliver delightful experiences to all our users. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work on mission-critical mobile apps our customers and Runners depend on
  • Create a vision for the future of our apps and work with your team to see it become a reality
  • Collaborate with Product and Design teams to solve the hardest problems our customers face
  • Keep projects on track and communicate with stakeholders throughout implementation
  • Level up your team through mentorship, guidance, and new technologies
  • Make sure our apps stay up to date with the latest best practices and technologies to prepare for the future

Skills you have:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • The wisdom to strike a balance between business needs and engineering excellence
  • Advanced understanding of software design patterns to write clean, well-structured, idiomatic code that fully leverages the power of a language 
  • Experience working on a platform of shared libraries that support our apps
  • Strong understanding of various mobile testing strategies
  • Ability to gather and define software requirements that consider multiple patterns and strategies in order to build efficient solutions
  • Extensive work with backend teams to define mobile contracts with REST API best practices, API versioning strategies, and security best practices 
  • Ability to communicate difficult technical concepts in precise, concise, and unambiguous terms
  • Familiarity with database concepts and experience with structured query language (SQL)  to navigate them
  • Experience or familiarity with the following technologies and patterns: Kotlin, Java, JUnit, MVVM, MVP, Espresso, Dependency Injection, RxJava or Coroutines, Gradle, CI/CD tools
  • Experience in a high-growth startup is a plus

Who you are:

  • You know less is more and the best solutions are usually the least complicated
  • You love to write clean, well-tested code and bake quality into all parts of the development process
  • You enjoy working with other engineers in a collaborative and iterative environment
  • You communicate well with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Life at Favor:

Benefits: We offer premium health, vision, dental, and life insurance, alongside 401(k) options. We go beyond the basics, while also throwing in Favor delivery fee credit and H-E-B discounts! 

Paid time off (PTO): We offer unlimited PTO for salaried employees (that’s actually unlimited) and ample vacation time to all team members.

Learning and development: We encourage personal growth and education through Intern(al)ships and Learning Labs taught by Favor team members and external facilitators.

Community: Whether you’re an avid cyclist, dog lover, or Magic enthusiast, there’s a group for you here. We foster community through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), quarterly company-wide events, weekly happy hours, and regular connection opportunities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: At Favor, we believe that to be the best delivery app in Texas, we need to represent all Texans. We are committed to growing a team with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives, and we are an equal opportunity employer. 

Flexible work options: We have team members spread across Texas and beyond! Some work from the office, some from home, and some do a mix of both. We support a hybrid environment based on the role and location, and no matter where you work, we foster an inclusive and flexible environment to support our diverse workforce.

In addition, as a candidate, if you require any accommodations throughout the recruitment process, simply let your recruiter know! Our talent acquisition team will work with you directly to ensure a smooth and delightful process.
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