Resolve to Save Lives is hiring a

Android Engineer - Remote

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Android Engineer

Background

Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) is a global public health organization with a mission to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and to make the world safer from epidemics. We are led by Dr Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2017, Resolve to Save Lives has partnered with low- and middle-income country governments, multi- lateral agencies, academic and other civil society partners, and communities to build capacity for and support implementation of enabling policies and effective programs to treat and control hypertension, reduce sodium intake, eliminate artificial trans fat, and strengthen systems for epidemic prevention. To find out more about our work, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org.

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply. We encourage applications from and provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Resolve to Save Lives complies with all applicable EEO laws.

Job summary

We’re looking for two Android Engineers to help us accomplish our goal of partnering with countries to save 100 million lives in 30 years. One of the Android Engineer positions is for a senior engineer. We will allocate candidates’ level based on past experience and interview evaluation. The Android Engineers will join our digital team providing software to support public health programs that aim to prevent cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the world. Read more about our work at Resolve Cardiovascular Health. Our team developed Simple (simple.org), a free, open source app used by healthcare workers to better manage patients with high blood pressure. By allowing doctors to track patient care over time, we can help them control blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Today, Simple is used by thousands of nurses and doctors every day, treating over 2 million patients across India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka, with all data owned exclusively by the countries themselves.

Simple is an offline-first app built for Android and written entirely in Kotlin. It is optimized to record a very high volume of patient follow-up visits. The key purpose of Simple is to record blood pressure, blood sugar, and medication data. Healthcare workers record every patient's visit in the app which is critical to patient care. One of the core tenets of the Simple app experience is to keep it fast for its users because every second counts. The median time to record a hypertension or diabetes follow-up visit is 14 seconds.

User experience is critical to our success, so you will be working with our design team to make sure that we’re iterating quickly, as getting health data into official hands will help save lives. Our app needs to be easy to understand, for users and developers. Your work will have a real, tangible impact on peoples’ lives. By joining our team, you will play a key role in helping us grow the software, keeping it fast and reliable while providing valuable data to public health programs we support. You will also help build and nurture the team, creating an engineering culture that is effective, supportive, and understands the big picture of what we’re working on.

Our Simple team prides itself on: delivering fast, simple software used by healthcare workers in clinics every day; working on solutions for tens of millions of patients; building holistic products; contributing to an open source project used in multiple countries; open, honest, and supportive collaboration among designers, Android developers, and Rails engineers; shipping and iterating instead of chasing perfection; and ensuring patient privacy and data security. Our ideal candidate is someone for whom our problems look familiar. We seek someone who is just as comfortable building new features as they are optimizing API contracts in collaboration with a server team. Critically, we also want someone who is curious, writes and communicates well, can thrive while working asynchronously, anticipates user needs from a human level, and always looks to keep things simple and iterate. We’re looking for someone who can self-manage, plans their time wisely, and delivers straightforward solutions to vague problems.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with our design and server team to add features that enable the healthcare workers for better patient care
  • Managing delivery timelines and communicating with involved stakeholders as required
  • Monitoring crash logs and metrics to ensure our app is working as intended in the field without any crashes
  • Performance profiling and alerts to ensure our app scales to tens of millions of patients over time
  • Prioritizing technical debt and feature work with the team

Required qualifications

  • Very fluent in writing idiomatic Kotlin code
  • Strong understanding of the Android platform, with experience building multiple products
  • Understanding the fundamentals of Android testing; we use Unit and Integration tests extensively in our project
  • Familiarity with MVI/Redux based architecture (Bonus if you are familiar with Spotify Mobius framework)
  • Familiarity with Android Room and hands-on experience on writing SQLite queries
  • Familiarity with product analytics and performance monitoring
  • Familiarity with CI/CD for release engineering of Android app. We use GitHub Actions for CI and Bitrise for deployments
  • Ability to produce high quality code with few structural issues
  • Demonstrated ability to solve Android production challenges, especially at scale
  • Capable of identifying and explaining trade-offs between technical options
  • Able to lead decisions and provide updates based on sprint decisions
  • Have experience collaborating with design and product development teams
  • Able to operate as a self-starter, be outcome focused and able to set timelines and document progress
  • Can serve as a liaison between government stakeholders and the development team
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written documentation

Location

This is a remote position. To ensure smooth collaboration with the team and responsiveness to our partners, we’re currently looking for engineers preferably based in any major city in India. There may be occasional field visits to participate in user research.

Benefits

Resolve to Save Lives prides itself on cultivating a supportive, connected remote team that does work that matters. We do everything we can to make sure our employees are connected and are set up for success. We offer excellent benefits. In the US, this includes health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, the support of an Employee Assistance Program, a 403(b)retirement plan, a professional development fund, generous vacation, personal health leave, parental/adoption leave, and much more. We also offer full flexibility to work remotely with no requirement to work from an office.

Resolve to Save Lives requires all employees regardless of location or job function to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster. Resolve to Save Lives complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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