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Android Engineer

Drivemode Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥6.5M ~ ¥9M annually
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 2+ years experience required
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🗾 Japan residents only
  • 🧳 No relocation support

About Drivemode

Drivemode Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Drivemode has built a mobile-based connected vehicle platform which integrates directly with the vehicle to bring key communication and navigation features, while putting your vehicle’s data right at your fingertips. Our products are used by millions of riders and drivers in over 150 countries.

Key benefits

  • Small team that plays big
  • Language learning support
  • Brand new office

About the position

The Android Engineer is responsible for implementing technical solutions native to Android Platforms, unleashing the best possible user experience in that environment. You will work directly with product managers, iOS, and Embedded engineers in an integrated approach towards a unified product. This is an exciting role where you will be creating new connected driving experiences while working on state of the art hardware to integrate a user’s smartphone with the buttons and screen on vehicles

What You Will Do

  • Integrate in-vehicle hardware products
  • Validate the feasibility of challenging requirements
  • Research new technologies that the best user experience
  • Quick development of prototypes and concept apps
  • Implement high quality, maintainable and test-driven code
  • Reproduce, troubleshoot, and fix user issues
  • On the side, play a small role on projects outside of your comfort zone just for fun and for expanding your knowledge
  • Keep sharpening your expert skills


  • 2+ years of experience in Android application development
  • Solid object-oriented software development knowledge
  • Solid coding skills, enabling clean and maintainable code base
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming, multi-threading, dependency injection and reflection capabilities
  • Experience in building Android apps in Kotlin
  • Understanding of Android frameworks and Jetpack libraries
  • Strong sense of ownership of product features and quality
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. Be willing to do what it takes, even if it’s outside of your usual responsibility area.
  • Someone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • Experience in writing libraries and tools
  • Experience performance verification and optimization
  • Experience with Android Bluetooth APIs
  • Experience with Android Open Source Project (AOSP)
  • Experience with IoT or integration with embedded systems
  • Being familiar with Agile development environment
  • Experience with localization and internationalization of apps
  • Conversational Japanese


6.5 to 9 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Resume screening and online screening test

  2. 2

    1st Technical interview with a hiring team

  3. 3

    2-3 more interviews with the management

Meet Drivemode's Developers

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Hacking Android at Drivemode

with Tompee Balauag

Tompee Balauag describes what it’s like to work as an Android developer at Drivemode, where he and the other developers regularly push the limits of Android devices.

Read his story...
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Developer culture at Drivemode

with Javier Blanco

Javier Blanco talks about what it’s like being an Android developer at Drivemode, including the international culture, flexible environment, and the ability to shape the direction of the product.

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