About SmartNews

Shibuya, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

About the position

Team mission

  • Build a scalable mobile app architecture that allows fast development of challenging features and radical changes.
  • Build a scalable infrastructure to support a high pace of the development
  • Foster an environment for all mobile teams to become more productive and happy at work.

Responsibilities

  • Lead engineering team that is responsible for iOS/Android foundation
  • Collect requirements from mobile developers, backend teams, and other stakeholders
  • Consider improvement methods and develop a clear roadmap
  • Encourage ingenuity and maximize member’s output

Requirements

  • Experience in mobile development
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of modern application architecture
  • Experience in improvement of development environments, such as, CI/CD and, build scripts
  • Experience in performance tuning (in any platforms)

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience in web development
  • Experience working for consumer product
  • Knowledge of mobile app security or privacy
  • Knowledge of OS fundamentals
  • Experience in leading platform/mobile teams
  • Experience in cloud infrastructure

Hiring Process

  1. Application review

    When you submit your application to SmartNews, it will be reviewed by our recruitment team, to make sure it is relevant to the position.

  2. Online coding test

    When you pass this initial screening, you’ll then be sent out an online coding test. The results of this test and your resume will then be reviewed in more detail by one of our engineers.

  3. Interviews

    After you pass this secondary screening, you’ll be invited in for a round of interviews, covering both behavioral and technical topics.

  4. Offer

    Once you’ve passed these interviews, we’ll make you an offer.

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Shibuya, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

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  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

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