Reverb
We're on a mission to make the world more musical.
Chicago, IL

Android Developer at Reverb

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Reverb is a leading online marketplace for buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

Reverb is looking for a passionate developer to help make the next generation of features for our Android app. We sweat the details, spending time polishing a critical feature to delight our users. We are a lean team and always try to leverage the right tool for the job. That could mean native code, a web view, or something else.

Everyone at Reverb takes creative initiative, helps set their own priorities, and comes up with new ways to grow the business. Our software engineers take pride in crafting great software but take even more pride in product ownership, taking ideas from concept to release and beyond.

Here are the qualities we look for in our potential hires:
Always learning - You know what you know and know what you want to know. You are always asking questions and willing to work with mentors and other engineers to get you to the next level.
Product Ownership – We are not just software engineers and designers. At Reverb, you’ll be expected to track the performance of features you release, talk to customers, and help figure out next steps to grow the business.
Self-Motivation – Taking initiative to just get things done. Have an idea? Find someone else to help you make it a reality rather than waiting for work to be assigned.

About Android at Reverb
  • Our app is native, new development is done in Kotlin and old code is regularly refactored into Kotlin
  • We use GraphQL extensively
  • Continuous Integration with Unit and UI Testing via Jenkins.
  • We use a MVVM with DataBinding architecture as much as possible, using Koin for dependency injection

Responsibilities
  • Work with the product team to implement their vision while providing feedback and taking ownership of the behavior, design, and implementation of features. Refactor existing code with pride.
  • Embrace and extend patterns and processes employed by mobile through pairing and active participation in review.
  • Learn the Reverb platform and advocate on behalf of users.
  • Collaborate across development, marketing, customer engagement, content, sales, and management teams to gather feedback.
  • Serve as a mentor to other mobile developers.
  • Pursue the advancement of your skills both in and outside of Reverb.

Requirements
  • Knowledge of Java, Kotlin, and Android development
  • Experience working on a network-dependent application
  • A published app in the Google Play Store that demonstrates your skills and expertise

Bonus Points
  • Experience working with alternative mobile frameworks like React Native or Kotlin Multiplatform.
  •  Knowledge or experience with Rails, Go, Protobuf, or GraphQL.
  • iOS or other mobile platform experience.
  • A love of playing or enjoying music.

What You’ll Get
To complement our competitive compensation and equity plans, we offer: 
  • No-bureaucracy environment where ownership and initiative are valued.
  • Health insurance and a healthy work environment.
  • 401k with company match.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Flexible vacation and sick days.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Bi-monthly lunches.
  • A MacBook, monitor, keyboard, mouse of your choice and standing desk.
This is a local position in Chicago, please no remote workers or recruiters.

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What are Reverb Perks + Benefits

Reverb Benefits Overview

Beyond free lunches and ping pong tables, we love working at Reverb because we’re making an impact. We’re working to make the world more musical—both through our platform and by giving a portion of our proceeds to youth music education programs across the globe through Reverb Gives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Reverb Serves gives employees the opportunity to volunteer with local organizations, such as Notes for Notes—a nonprofit that runs a recording studio inside the local Boys & Girls Club.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Reverb Gives, a portion of every purchase made on Reverb helps youth music education programs get the musical instruments they need to make music.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Vision Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Health Insurance Benefits
Reverb pays 100% of monthly premiums for you & eligible dependents. Your spouse or domestic partner, children/stepchildren (up to 26), & disabled children in your guardianship of any age are covered.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Reverb sponsors the [email protected] benefit, a family care service that can help you find caregivers for your whole family, including your child, parents/grandparents and/or pet.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Reverb offers a flexible PTO policy with no set minimum or maximum.
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees receive 40 hours per year (10 hours/quarter) of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical for every 5 years of service..
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Reverb provides Commuter Transit & Parking benefits through Wageworks. This program allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible commuting expenses.
Company Outings
Reverb’s holiday party is hosted at a local music venue, where dozens of bands comprised of various employees take the stage to perform everything from the Beastie Boys and Britney Spears to The Who
Stocked Kitchen
Reverb has a number of snack bars, coffee stations, and espresso makers throughout the office. There's also a fridge in the kitchen that gets stocked with La Croix (and Cold Brew in the summer months)
Some Meals Provided
Employees enjoy lunch from local restaurants via Fooda at least twice per month.
Happy Hours
Perform with your co-workers, learn how to play, or be your teammates’ biggest fan at monthly music-filled happy hours.
Parking
Employees can enjoy free street parking near the office. We also work with the local alderman to provide employees with parking passes during the Cubs baseball season to make parking a breeze!
Recreational Clubs
Reverb has sponsored office sports leagues in the past including: Bowling, Softball, Kickball and more!
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass offers benefit-eligible employees (and up to 5 family members) unlimited access to thousands of fitness venues, featuring over 800 different activities at up to an 80% discount.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Grow professionally and personally through REV Talks, our regular workshops featuring topics ranging from meditation and healthy eating to “DJing 101.”
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Reverb Amplified is our cross-department mentorship program that allows you to get or give career advice, leadership coaching, and more.
Online course subscriptions available
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