Senior Engineer, Android

| Chicago

SpotHero is looking for a Senior Android Engineer who is excited to lead our merry band of Android fans into new territory. We need someone who can balance pushing the envelope on the New Hotness with stability, who’s ready to work with our backend and design teams to make the user’s experience buttery smooth, and who’s ready to help the rest of our Android team continue to learn and grow. If you’re an active user of SpotHero, we’d love to hear your feedback on the app, too!

Who we are: SpotHero is a fast-growing market leader disrupting the mobility space. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app, website, and connected car integrations to reserve convenient, affordable parking. Parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

What You’ll Do:

  • Help forge our Android code standards as we move into the future.
  • Continue to stabilize and modernize our existing codebase.
  • Make clear recommendations for long-term technical decisions, such as potential new languages or other major tools.
  • Work with an Android-obsessed product owner and a mobile team who’s super-excited about Android development to deliver an awesome, Material-compliant Android experience to our users.

You Are:

  • An experienced Android engineer who’s Seen It All. You remember the days when the Support Library was but a fever dream every time you typed Build.VERSION.SDK_INT.
  • You’ve helped every team you’ve been on to bring best practices into play, especially those which focus on keeping the app working well for the user.
  • You’re able to collaborate and work efficiently as part of a team, particularly with design, backend and iOS.
  • You’re flexible rather than dogmatic around the best ways to build, but you do appreciate a good code standards argument about where an interface should be placed in its containing class.
  • You have a strong desire to help others learn, through both traditional teaching methods and through constructive code review.

What you bring:

  • Experience developing, releasing, and maintaining native Android Applications (point us to your apps on Google Play if you can!).
  • Experience with Android Architecture Components
  • Deep understanding of the Android SDK, particularly the Application and Fragment life cycles.
  • Experience with unit testing (preferably using JUnit 4) and UI testing (preferably using Espresso).
  • Solid understanding of the Material Design guidelines, and an ability to converse intelligently about them with the design team.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience speaking or writing about code.
  • Built any Gradle plugins or other development tools.
  • Experience developing in Kotlin and/or RxAndroid.
  • Experience developing homescreen widgets.
  • Experience developing Android Wear and/or Android Auto applications.
  • Experience in the care and feeding of Continuous Integration servers.
  • Crazy stories about supporting obscure Android devices and/or horror stories about Eclipse..

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover up to 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, 401k retirement savings plan, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.


  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.
  • We are considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago. However, you must be able and willing to travel to Chicago on a quarterly basis.
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Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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