Software Engineer – Android

  • Engineering
  • Gurgaon, India

Software Engineer – Android

Job description

Who are we?

Zomato is an online platform that is responsible for powering amazing dining experiences for our users daily both in home and whilst dining out. We started with a vision to ensure that no one ever has a bad meal! Over 10 years Zomato has steadily built both a search and discovery platform that fuels stable and growing transaction businesses. Today Zomato has multiple products and services that ensure our users have a great experience whilst improving the food industry.


The last 5 years is where most of Zomato’s growth has happened, our mission has also evolved to something exponentially greater than being a restaurant reviews and food delivery platform. We are already taking baby steps towards being the biggest farm to table food company in the world.


Every month, Zomato connects more than 52m users with 1.3m restaurants globally. Zomato continuously aims to serve a bigger purpose of providing better food for more people! In order to do this, we need to ensure that users have access to a wide assortment at quality restaurants that are available and accessible.


Zomans live by this, it’s our bible and we aim to change industry standards based on these four factors – Availability, Assortment, Accessibility and Quality. Users need food, they need variety, they need access to it and most importantly they need it to be high quality!


We are constantly developing a combination of a healthy user ecosystem, great content and an innovative product that makes us a game changer in our field – we are transforming our markets into kitchen-less spaces that give our users a choice of cooking because they want to, not because they have to! As an employee of Zomato, you will be helping us build this vision.


Please see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/10-years

 

Zomato's Momentum

  • Zomato annual revenues increased by 45% in FY'18
  • Zomato Gold launched in November 2017 and already has 3000+ restaurant partners that serve our ever-increasing subscriber base of more than 400,000 people.
  • We strive to constantly enhance our technology at a phenomenal pace
  • Zomato food ordering business has been growing at a considerable rate since inception and currently grows by 2x every 3 months!
  • To make sure we match the increasing number of orders with smooth delivery and customer satisfaction, we are supporting this function with a fleet of 50,000+ riders

Please see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/annual-report-fy18


We’re looking for droids to be a part of our stellar Android development team. We’ve been picked by the Google Play editorial team as a Top Developer and we constantly push the bar with our high-quality and innovative Android apps well beyond industry standards. Our small Android team works on a wide range of use cases – from an array of consumer applications to building solutions for restaurant owners, and even building our own software layer on a custom hardware to manage real-time operations at restaurants.

 

Zomato will be providing you with

As a Zoman, you will be immersed in a culture of people who take pride in their company and their ability to change the lives of millions of people daily. We place Zomato first in our daily tasks with a high level of honesty, ownership and judgment on a foundation of constant and real time feedback.


You will be challenged daily to be a better thinker and problem solve using a first principles approach.


We promise you, in addition to the quest for 0 bad meals, you will also have an infinite amount of interesting days as a Zoman – if you have passion and see yourself in our vision, go ahead and send in your application!

Requirements

Here's what we are looking for (Technical Skills)

  • Engineers with 2+ years of experience in shipping Android apps with large user base, ideally currently available on the Google Play Store (Please be sure to include links to all such apps with your resume)

  • Top-notch programming skills in Java and Android

  • Command of memory management, view hierarchy, battery optimization and in-depth experience with multithreaded and networked applications

  • Worked with RESTful APIs, third party SDK Integrations and common technologies like HTTPS, JSON, OAuth, and SQL

  • Thorough working knowledge of Android Studio with the Gradle build system

  • Understanding the quirks of the fragmented ecosystem of Android OS versions and devices

  • Focus on Material Design principles and pixel-perfect implementation of design into code

  • Solid experience with Git

  • Care for quality with an obsession for performance and willingness to spend time testing the team's work as well as yours


Here's what we are looking for (Soft Skills)

  • Ability to unlearn and adapt to the fast-moving technology environment

  • Excellent communication skills and fits well in a collaborative and charged workspace

Your typical day as a Zoman will look like

  • Own the entire development lifecycle as you prototype, create, optimise, test, launch, and refine Android apps

  • Build features that will reach millions of users across 9 languages, 23 countries, and over 15 million Android users

  • Work with fellow designers and developers in an iterative environment with short and impactful development cycles

  • Develop cutting edge functional modules that will be integrated across all our Android apps

  • Build proprietary SDKs to enable partnerships with other industry leaders

  • Brainstorm, contribute new ideas, conceive innovative strategies, and implement solutions to difficult problems

  • Exploit the most advanced Android APIs and platform features to build innovative applications in food and dining space

  • Work closely with our backend team to interface with RESTful API services and contribute to the backend code when needed

  • Work with the real time feedback from our users to make the product better

  • Discover, design, develop, deploy, debug. Repeat!