WhatsApp Software Engineer, Android

Menlo Park, California, US

WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas - making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.
We are looking for someone that has strong experience developing user interfaces for applications on Android using Android SDK. If you are interested in joining a world-class team of passionate people and industry veterans who like to work hard and play hard, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with our product and design teams to customize the Instagram experience for the Android platform
  • Prototype new and redesign features
  • A focus on UI design principles and making apps work intuitively
  • Contribute best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, consumer-facing mobile products

Minimum Qualification

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science
  • 5+ years of object-oriented software development experience
  • 5+ years experience building Android applications in Java using Android SDK
  • 5+ years mobile application development experience (Android, J2ME or Blackberry)
  • Experience in understanding code bases, including API design techniques
  • Experience in the following technologies:
    • Experience with Java language and frameworks
    • Experience with Multi threading and memory management specific to mobile devices
    • Experience with caching mechanisms


WhatsApp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

WhatsApp is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.