First off, this description is a wishlist, not a checklist. We want to find a super-amazing person to join our team, and we’re well aware that “super-amazing” can come in all different forms. If you’re a little less experienced on a specific bullet point, or if you didn’t go to a fancy school, apply anyway. We look at candidates, not resumes.
About the Role
Standard is looking for a senior Android engineer to build, maintain, and shape the roadmap for Nebula, including all our current and future apps in the Android ecosystem. You’ll be joining a team of senior full stack and mobile engineers and will have lots of autonomy and immediate impact in controlling the direction of the application, the technology decisions surrounding it, and the engineering practices of our team.
We Have to Be a Little Vague But You’ll Be Responsible For
- Contributing to the development of Android applications for the Nebula video streaming service.
- Helping develop the technology roadmap going forward.
- Taking new features from idea to shipped product.
- Working with users to identify performance and usability improvements.
We’re Looking For Someone With
- 5+ years of professional mobile development experience.
- Experience designing and building apps for Android, Android TV, and Fire Tv simultaneously.
- Experience working with JSON APIs.
- Experience with streaming video and multimedia.
- Experience with YouTube’s API.
- Experience with Patreon’s API.
- Experience with… screw it, let’s just list the rest in one bullet: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, or any other big-service API you can think of. You get the idea. Woooo APIs.
- An eye for design & product.
- A natural inclination to geek out over a cool new project or technology.
- A love for online video and podcasts.
- A history of (or at least willingness to do) remote work.
- Good communication skills (especially since we’re mostly remote).
- Independence and an ability to keep themselves from working crazy hours when they get hyped about a project.
- Attention to detail.
- An empathetic view of the world.
- Competitive salary.
- Flexible work hours and vacation policy.
- Diverse, socially-minded team of nice people.
- Access to our wonderful NYC and Denver offices.
- Medical, dental, and vision plans.
- 401(k) and other benefits.
- You’ll get to work with some of the best creators on YouTube.
Standard is a sort of talent management agency and production company for thoughtful YouTubers and podcasters. We do a lot of things, so it’s hard to explain it all in a single paragraph, but our mission is to empower independent creators. Most of our time is spent talking or working with the creators directly, one on one or in a group, coming up with better tools and toys for them.
We’re a distributed company. We have offices in NYC and Denver, but more than 50% of the team is remote, in exotic locations like the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Ohio.
Because we’re distributed and because most of our tasks aren’t immediately time-sensitive we don’t really have operating hours, per se. There are things to do and meetings to be had, but we pride ourselves on our flexibility. We think this makes Standard a great place to work for people with families, or whose productive hours tend to be outside of the 9-5. We care about what you do more than when you do it.
How We Hire
We think that diversity is important. Many of us have non-traditional backgrounds. We work in the online education space, so we understand how much can be learned on your own, on the Internet, outside of a classroom.
We’re looking for people who are curious and passionate. Our team should be made up of people of all sorts of colors, genders, and sizes, who can help to expand our perspective and improve our ability to treat our creators and our audience with thoughtfulness and empathy.
If that sounds like you, we’re happy to care less how many years of experience you have or where you went to school. Apply anyway. And if you have any feedback on how we could reach or appeal to a more diverse pool of talent, get in touch.
Send an email to [email protected] and include:
- The position.
- What excited you about the role.
- Your resume, obviously.
- Links to relevant work available online (github, etc).
- A note or two about your interests outside of work. This is usually more interesting than the resume part.
Tip: “tv” is part of our domain, not our name.