Uptake is the actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, secure and reliable. We create products and solutions to achieve measurable results and outcomes to enable insight and predictive analytics across key industries by leveraging a common platform.

Mobile Software Engineer - Android at Uptake

Software Engineer—Mobile Android

What we do:

Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build a predictive analytics software platform that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives.


About the role:

As a Senior Software Engineer in Mobile Android you’ll help build applications that leverage Uptakes analytics platform that is already changing the way large industrial companies manage their assets. Senior Software Engineers are encouraged to work with, and experiment with, cutting-edge technologies in the fields of distributed systems, data ingestion and mapping, and machine learning, to name a few. We strongly promote innovation and collaboration throughout our engineering team, and are committed to helping Senior Software Engineers find the perfect balance of productivity and personal growth.



As a Senior Software Engineer, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing native/hybrid Android applications for one of the fastest growing startups
  • Performing code reviews, developing and adhering to coding standards
  • Keeping up-­to­date with all Android development best practices
  • Interfacing with the creative team, project managers and other internal teams
  • Mentoring junior team members in utilizing new technical skills
  • Maintaining open communications on current project status, risks and challenges



  • Application delivery strength demonstrable by publicly available Google Play Store apps
  • Deep understanding of core software concepts, including networking, storage/file system, security, memory management, multi-threading, and application life cycle management
  • Advanced software design skills, including object oriented design, design patterns
  • Above average understanding and practical experience
    • Testing, and automating testing of, Android applications using Appium or Expresso
    • Interacting with RESTful APIs
    • Evaluating mobile performance, latency, and security issues
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work using Agile methodologies
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong passion for technology and building great mobile apps

Preferred skills:

We value these qualities, but they’re not required for this role:

  • Expertise in hybrid frameworks that include backbone, and angular.
  • Above average understanding and practical experience
    • with distributed messaging services such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ or equivalent
    • with javascript frameworks such as Angular, React, Redux, Immutable.js, Rx.js, Node.js or equivalent
    • with Reactive and/or Functional programming
    • with continuous integration and delivery practices and tools

If you think you would be a good fit for this role, and are interested in joining the best engineering team in Chicago, please provide your resume and a cover letter.

Company Reviews

What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Happy hours

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