Principal Android Engineer (LA, NYC, or Remote US)

| Greater LA Area
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and our geniuses won’t just offer guidance — they’ll help you take action.

We're an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors and with nearly 6 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We're on a mission to democratize money management through our simple, beautifully designed product, and we're looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.

About the role
Albert's Android app has been live on Google Play for over two years and consistently ranks as one of the top apps in the finance section of Google Play. Over the next year, Albert will be launching multiple new services and products, and we're looking for someone to join our growing mobile team and help build beautifully crafted products.

Things you're good at

  • Shipping: Delivering great products that you're proud of on a regular basis.
  • Product: An eye for design and UX with an amazing attention to detail.
  • Quality: From code quality to automated testing you’re always striving to keep quality high.
  • Technical depth: You have deep experience and knowledge of the Android ecosystem, including design and architectural patterns and best practices, that helps us move our codebase and the team forward.
  • Technical leadership: Leading feature development as well as architectural and process improvement projects across the Android team.
  • Efficiency: Driving engineering best practices to increase velocity and productivity.
  • Coaching: improving skill levels across the team by setting standards on engineering excellence and promoting continuous learning.

Responsibilities

  • Lead delivery of new features.
  • Write clean, well tested and modular code that requires minimal QA.
  • Collaborate with product managers and backend engineers on building new features.
  • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable and reliable engineering solutions.
  • Improve our tech stack, tools, and processes.
  • Act as a Technical Leader for the Android team, improving the overall skills and knowledge of the team.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience writing production Android software
  • 2+ years of experience developing with Kotlin (our app is built in Kotlin)
  • Strong product sense with a keen eye for UX and design
  • A quality mindset
  • Bonus: familiarity with Python

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Daily meals provided
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 401k match

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
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    • ElasticSearchDatabases
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    • PhotoshopDesign
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Location

Our office is located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As we add more features to our app (The Post & Instant most recently), we are starting to see exciting scalability and organizational challenges. As we're experimenting with different architecture and coding patterns, we are working towards reducing our build times and unifying coding patterns across the team.

Ergin

Mobile Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

At Albert, we believe that everyone, regardless of income or net worth, should have access to financial wellness. Simplicity, empathy, and wellness are the core values that not only guide our mission, but the way we care for our team.

We make sure our employees and their families are taken care of with virtually free, premium quality health, dental, and vision insurance. We promote a solid work-life balance by offering generous PTO, paid holidays, and monthly company events. Since we take long-term financial wellness seriously, employees at Albert are able to sign up for our 401(k) plan, with company matching, on their very first day.

Aside from our basic suite of benefits, we believe in providing a great work place for our employees. Our office is situated in Culver City's well-known Hayden Tract, within walking distance of the Expo line, retail and many restaurants. Other perks include a pet-friendly office, free lunch, a fully stocked kitchen complete with snacks and a rotating selection of beer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Albert's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Albert's team fitness initiatives include In-office and/or Remote yoga, mediation, and fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $20 stipend for each day you work to be used at your discretion.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Albert's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Albert offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite & Remote training courses.
Cross functional training encouraged
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