Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?
We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for a Staff Android Engineer for our Creator Experience team.
What you will do
- Lead and contribute to the design and development of a new foundation for Patreon
- Architect elegant and maintainable code with a focus on autonomy and collaborating with engineers, designers, product managers, and stakeholders across the company
- Advocate for best patterns and practices in the areas of system design, performance, and testing, especially for surge volume scale from our creators’ audiences
- Foster clarity and alignment on technical vision and direction
- Advocate for engineering systems and solutions that lean towards high-craft and quick-iteration product development
- Build a strong product-minded engineering culture by mentoring engineers
Skills and experience you possess
- 5+ years of experience in building high quality well-crafted Android applications
- Strong Kotlin and Java fluency and you’ve handled UI, networking, and threading in these languages
- Hold a high standard of craftsmanship with an eye for UI, UX, and engineering detail
- Familiarity with designing, building, deploying, and monitoring app releases
- Experience designing clean and useable APIs
- You prefer practicality over dogmatism
- Penchant for elegant and simple solutions for complex requirements
- Nice to have: experience with GraphQL. Familiarity with other parts of our technology stack: React, TypeScript, and Swift
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
- Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators.
- Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons.
- Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
- Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
- Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback.
- Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.