🔑 THE KEY BITS
- Whereabouts: We are a fully remote company with distributed team members. For this role, we prioritize candidates who are based in any Eastern European time zone.
- Visas: We do not sponsor work visas or relocation expenses.
- Salary: We have budgeted $20 USD per hour for this 3 month opportunity. It will be part-time for 20 hours a week.
- Video Interviews:First Interview with Android Team Lead Andrii and possibly Android Engineer Mykhailo, Second Interview with People & Culture Lead Nicole, and Third Interview with Tech Lead Fernando or Chief Architect & Engineering Team Lead Maciej
- Selected candidates might be asked to complete a CodingGame test as part of the interview process
- Ideal Start Date: As soon as we find you!
- Reporting to: Andrii Sirak - Android Team Lead
🌟 ABOUT SLATE
Slate is a web and mobile SaaS product used by leading brands to create branded social content in real-time. We have customers from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, EPL as well as some of the largest media and entertainment brands in the world. Being backed by reputable investors including Titletown Tech (associated with the Green Bay Packers) and WISE ventures (associated with the Minnesota Vikings) we have ambitious plans to grow the company and continue working on exciting new developments that will shape how our brand and products will look in the future.
🌍 OUR MISSION
Slate has big ambitions: Slate was born out of our Founders’ experiences seeing how difficult it is for brand content creators to keep up with the pace & demands of social media. We have come together out of a passion for solving problems, building a company based on deeply held values, and to make social content creation effortless for brands.
🔎 OUR VISION
Our vision is to become the undisputed leader in social media content creation, by uniting all parts of the creation workflow into a one-stop solution for brands.
🌠 YOUR CONTRIBUTION
In this rapidly evolving world, Slate is always looking for new ways to disrupt the status quo, go to market faster, and optimize customer experiences. We are looking to bring on an Android Intern now that we launched Slate on Android earlier this year. As an Android Intern, you will embark on an exciting journey to learn and master the art of Android app development. This internship position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with experienced Android developers, earn hands-on experience in creating cutting-edge mobile applications, and contribute to projects that impact millions of users worldwide. The ideal candidate possesses a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits. This Android Intern will work with our existing team of talented Android engineers to design and build the next generation of our Android application and also work closely with other app development and technical teams.
If this sounds like you please keep reading for more details about the role; We are looking forward to meeting you!
- Collaborate with Android team members to design, develop, and test new features
- Learn and implement Coroutines to handle asynchronous operations effectively
- Integrate and interact with RESTful APIs using Retrofit to fetch and display data within the applications
- Participate in code reviews, offering and receiving constructive feedback to improve code quality
- Participate in the complete app development lifecycle, from concept to deployment, while closely following best practices and development guidelines
- Assist in designing, coding, testing, debugging, and documenting Android applications under the guidance of mentors
- Learn to integrate user interfaces (UI) with backend services and APIs, ensuring smooth and responsive interactions
- Explore and implement innovative solutions to technical challenges, keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in Android development
- Troubleshoot and resolve issues reported by quality assurance (QA) and end-users, providing timely solutions
- Participate in team meetings, brainstorming sessions, and knowledge-sharing activities to foster a collaborative environment
- Continuously update skills and knowledge through self-study, training, and engagement with the Android developer community
📬 WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Strong knowledge of Kotlin programming language and Android app development fundamentals
- Familiarity with Coroutines for managing asynchronous operations
- Understanding of Dependency Injection principles and experience with frameworks like Hilt and Dagger2
- Knowledge in integrating RESTful APIs using Retrofit or similar networking libraries
- One or more pet projects hosted on Git platforms (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket) is highly desirable
- Strong problem-solving skills and a willingness to learn new technologies
- Good communication skills
- English language with at least intermediate level of reading, writing, and speaking
Additional skills (Nice to Have):
- Knowledge of Firebase services
- Experience with custom views creation and integration process
- Experience with MediaPlayer
- Prior internship/job experience in Android development
You also approach work in a way that emphasizes our values:
- 🧑🤝🧑 #PeopleFirst: We put people first, and care about the personal well being of our colleagues. We go above and beyond for our customers and each other.
- ⛰️ #EmbraceAdventure: We are excited to take on new challenges, grow, and change in a fast changing environment. A willingness to pitch in and get outside of your comfort zone will help us thrive.
- 🚀 #Innovate to be Great: We're creative, innovative, & think BIG! We’re a unique company blazing our own path. We got to where we are through creativity and innovation and are only confined by our notions of what is possible.
- 🙋♀️ #Win or Lose, Wear It: Celebrate your successes but also own your failures.
- 🤝 #Stronger Together: We are a team dedicated to collaboration and transparency. We keep lines of communication open and realize that we can only win if we work together.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- 🏡 Fully remote - work where you want
- 🕰 Flex hours - we just ask you be available for core meetings
- 👨👨👧👧 Work with an Amazingly Fun and Collaborative Team!!
🌈 We support DEIB initiatives and strongly encourage women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups to apply even if you don’t check all boxes. If this job interests you and you think you have what it takes, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
🏆 Fun Facts: Slate was named to Fast Company's list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022 as No. 2 in the video category!
👉 View our our website: https://slateteams.com for more information about us!
… WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.