Senior Software Engineer, Mobile

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.


Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG


About Us


We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, MTG is the largest automotive media company in the world. With franchises including MotorTrend, Hot Rod, Automobile, Wheeler Dealers, Roadkill, Best Driver’s Car, and dozens of other world-class brands, we are reimagining storytelling around mobility. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, connected TVs, social, and live events.


Our People

 

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 


The Role


Job Summary & Responsibilities:
The Senior Software Engineer (full-time, salaried, regular) will be working closely with our team to help design and build scalable, high-traffic mobile apps You will be reporting to a Lead Engineer and Manager of Software Engineering but not limited to:

Essential duties and responsibilities include,

Develop optimal software solutions for problems of scale.
• Provide input, oversight, and direction for integration of third party software with our existing mobile apps.
• Prototype and pilot new Android software product and initiatives.
• Plan and coordinate various project and software releases.
• Maintain a disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance within a rapid development environment.
Supervisory Responsibility:
• This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable. 
Education/Experience:
• BA/BS required, preferably in a Computer Science or Business discipline. 
• 4+ years of experience in a software development environment. 
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Experience developing high volume, consumer facing Android apps
• Proficient with source code management using GIT, various workflows, and popular branching models
• Experience with TDD/BDD and various unit/integration testing libraries for Android
• Proficient with Kotlin development for Android within Eclipse/Android Studio
• Proficient with Eclipse/Android Studio debugging tools and app optimization
• Proficient with development and troubleshooting across multiple Android SDK versions and devices
• Proficient with translating business requirements into custom UX/UI implementations
• Experience integrating 3rd party API’s, libraries, and frameworks
• Experience with and solid understanding of OOP, MVC, MVP, and popular design patterns
• Experience with application performance optimization using client side caching solutions
• Experience working with REST services
• Experience building software using agile development methodologies, including Scrum
• Experience integrating or using continuous integration tools like Jenkins, Travis CI, or Bamboo
Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with, or understanding of Android or Android TV Apps application development
  • One or more Android apps currently available in the Google Play Store
  • Experience with video, video player, and DRM integration for Android applications
  • LinkedIn or GitHub account showcasing your project experience and aptitude for engineering and product sense


Physical Requirements:
• The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
Equipment/Software Used:
• Windows or Mac / IDE / GitHub / Atlassian 
Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.
NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Technology we use

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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