Android Engineer - Contract

| Chicago
ParkWhiz’s mission is to free you from the hassles of everyday travel by making it faster and easier to get where you need to go, so you can focus on the destination.
We’re looking for a long term contract Android engineer (local or remote) to help us build the best possible experience for our customers while at the same time helping us advance our codebase to the next level. We’re insanely customer focused and excited for you to join the team and help us lead the charge.

What we're looking for

  • Strong Computer Science background, preferably with a degree
  • Solid Object-Oriented background
  • Comfortable and fluent in either Java or Kotlin
  • Willing to spend time getting to know Android animations or have good experience with them, as well as a keen eye of how to use them to make the application feel alive
  • Highly collaborative in the planning and grooming stages
  • Have networking experience, preferably using JSON as well as a traditional Android networking library such as Volley
  • Shipping clean, testable code that any developer on any team could quickly get up to speed

Your typical day

  • Attend the morning mobile team stand with folks from product management, engineering, design, UX and QA
  • Work with those same folks on product development from the current sprint
  • Perform technical spiking for a future initiative
  • Monitor crash reports in Fabric, as well as issues reported in Jira
  • Use Slack to collaborate with your teammates and other folks throughout the organization
  • Perform a code review for a recently submitted pull request
  • Ship code and celebrate

Who you’ll be working with Our engineering team is 16 strong and split up into five discrete functions: web, iOS, Android, core, and platform. You’ll primarily be working with two other Android engineers, the mobile PM, and several UI/UX designers. We are a tight knit group that is inclusive, fun and hard working. We love shipping clean, testable code. Our top priority is producing a product that people love using. We have a firm, non-negotiable no jerk policy. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Location

We’re in the West Loop, one block from Union Station and three blocks from Ogilvie. We’re easily accessible from the CTA and the Kennedy Expressway.

An Insider's view of ParkWhiz

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We promote and foster a work-life balance for all employees at ParkWhiz. With a flexible work from home policy and unlimited PTO we strive to create an environment that produces an equitable experience.

Molly Morrison

Director of People & Culture

What projects are you most excited about?

We know from our best users that they want to book in-app, they want it to be as seamless as possible & they want to be in control. I'm excited about the work we're doing on voice interactions & enhancements within the app. We know it's about the destination, and we want to remove the hassles in getting there.

Elizabeth Lindemulder

Vice President of Product

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career development for every member of the Operations team is a top priority. Our team has direct communication with our customers and partners, so we understand what it means to be customer-centric. This experience is highly valued at ParkWhiz, evident in the promotions of 11 Ops members within five areas of the company over the past year.

Ryan Kern

Director of Operations

What is your vision for the company?

The world of transportation is going to change fast in the coming years - with autonomous, electric and connected vehicles, hyper-fast trains and flying cars! We will connect that world to the space around it - helping cars of the future get from A to B with ease and get serviced, charged or simply park for a few hours waiting for the next ride.

Dan Roarty

Chief Operating Officer

What are ParkWhiz Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Stock Options • Flexible Spending Account • Long/Short Term Disability - employer paid • Life Insurance - employer paid • Secure Indoor bike parking • Discounted gym membership • Kitchen stocked full of snacks and beverages • Beer fridge • Discounted ParkWhiz parking (of course!)

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