Lead Android Engineer

| Chicago
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M1 is a young, rapidly growing company determined to reinvent personal finance. We believe the current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money fall short of what's possible with new technologies, and we're looking to change that. We're building the tools to empower people to make the most of their money through a free and intuitive automated financial platform. We already manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week, but we’re just getting started and have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance

Job Description

We’re seeking an experienced Android engineer to join our product development team and lead the end-to-end development, operation, and future evolution of our Android app. Our product currently enjoys great reviews and the Android app has over 100,000 installs, but we have ambitious goals, and this person will be charged with elevating our app to the next level.

We’re a high-performance, high-impact team that values curiosity, collaboration, and transparency. Our team is small and everyone has a direct hand in shaping the future of the product. If you’re the kind of engineer who is looking to both help us grow and grow with us— then we’d love to talk to you.

Diversity is important to us and unique perspectives are welcome.


  • Lead the efforts of the Android engineering team to build new application functionality
  • Manage and maintain a robust and extensible application architecture
  • Plan and manage an Android engineering roadmap, clearly articulate motivations and rationale
  • Keep pace with changing Android technology and integrate with new platform capabilities
  • Manage automated build processes, private beta testing, and store metadata
  • Engage with designers and other platform leads to ensure a unified product experience
  • Develop, implement, and operate testing processes that ensure consistent quality
  • Participate in product and engineering planning beyond the Android platform
  • Own the overall quality of the Android customer experience


  • Expert knowledge of Android app development
  • Familiarity with Kotlin
  • 4+ years of proven experience working in end to end mobile development
  • Experience leading a development team and making architectural and design-related decisions
  • Broad knowledge of client application and systems architecture patterns
  • Prior experience building and maintaining apps with extensive feature sets, rich user interfaces, and comprehensive API integrations
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Highly-organized, attentive to detail, dependable
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, growth-minded
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in investing and personal finance

Additional information

Job Perks

  • Stock options for all employees
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Office in the Loop conveniently located near public transit

More Details

This is a full-time, on-site position at our Chicago, IL headquarters (no remote). Candidates must be authorized to work in the US. Sorry, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

M1 will not consider candidates submitted from third party recruiting firms.

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213 W Institute Place, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60610

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.


VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.


VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions


VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.


Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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