Software Engineer – Android

Full-time · Engineering · Campbell, CA · Hartford, CT

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About Tend:
We hold a vision of building tools that enable anyone, anywhere, at any scale to grow good quality food. To that end, we’ve embarked on a mission to be the number-one tool at helping diversified farm managers streamline their farming operations, from planning through sales. You’ll be joining a young company with a passionate team that strives to have a long-term major positive impact on the food system.

Tend is a brand of Spiraledge, Inc.

Position Summary:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated engineer with strong experience in designing and building systems that are scalable and have strong service-oriented architectures.  You’ll be working alongside product managers that are also farmers to help design and implement new features on Tend. If you want to join a team that loves living at the intersection of technology and farming, you need to join our team!

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in product and technology design sessions
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, designers, and other technical development resources
  • Write awesome, well performing, easy to maintain code
  • Participate in project and sprint planning for the development of new product and service features
  • Ability to work independently solving technical problems
  • Desire to work in a small team in a startup-up like environment
  • Perform other duties as requested
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere that strengthens the team

Requirements:
  • Demonstrable experience in building Android apps
  • Strong knowledge of Android SDK, different versions of Android, and how to deal with different screen sizes
  • Software development lifecycle / Agile methodologies
  • Familiar with working with micro-services architecture.
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services
  • Expertise in the development of multi-language applications and related internationalization aspects
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning
  • Ability to design applications around natural user interfaces, such as “touch”
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM and Unit Testing, Continuous Integration, Test-Driven Development
  • A clear passion for building tools to support sustainable high quality foods systems
  • Strong understanding of object oriented design principles

Desired (not required):

  • BS or MS in Computer Science
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud services such as Compute Engine, Cloud Functions, Cloud SQL and MySQL
  • Experience in mid-tier technologies such as Tomcat, Spring IO, and MySQL.

Physical Demands:
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear frequently; use hands and fingers to type, write; reach with hands and arms for tasks such as keyboarding, opening filing cabinets, and some light lifting as necessary to function in an office environment.

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