Scribd: Android Developer

Posted by | October 24, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA


About Scribd:
Scribd is world’s largest social
reading and publishing company, with over 60 million readers every month. We’ve
made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original
written content across the web and mobile devices. Our vision is to liberate
the written word, to connect people with the information and ideas that matter
most to them.
is a small, San Francisco based company, backed by some of the top investors in
the world, including Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, the Kinsey
Hills group, Paul Graham’s Y Combinator, and several well-known angel
It’s an exceptional time at Scribd.
We’ve converted our tens of millions of uploaded documents to native HTML5 Web
pages — a game-changing decision tremendously well received and reported in
both the technology and publishing communities. In fact, we secured a cover
story in Publishers Weekly related to HTML5 and the future of publishing. We
were a launch partner at Facebook’s F8, and our social platform has continued
to grow with the success of Readcast and Facebook Instant Personalization. And
most exciting, the World Economic Forum
announced it’s list of Technology Pioneers for 2011 and Scribd has been
selected as one of the most innovative technology start-ups from around the world!
office is a beautiful open space with abundant natural light in San Francisco’s
SOMA district. Our team is talented, passionate, motivated and fun. You’ll
often find us holding group brainstorming sessions, eating together as a team,
playing winner-take-all ping-pong and pool, and celebrating our successes along
the way. We offer competitive salaries, generous equity stakes, great benefits,
flexible work hours, catered lunches and dinners, and a stocked kitchen.
Love your smartphone? Have little or no experience building mobile
applications, but want to learn? Like Java and want to learn Android,
the sexiest Java technology on the block? You may have just found the
perfect opportunity.
Scribd is already one of the largest applications on the web, and now
we are making an aggressive push into mobile. We believe that existing
mobile reading experiences do not take full advantage of the power of
the new smartphones, and that we can do a better job. With our library
of over 150 million articles, our mobile apps will give consumers access
to more written content than any other app currently available.
We are building out a terrific mobile team with experience in both
iPhone and Android platforms to create these applications. However, we
are supplementing the team with a limited number of engineers who have a
strong general computer science background but are not yet expert
mobile developers. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to
get into mobile app development.
We are looking for people with a strong engineering background who enjoy
building high quality products used by millions. Because Android is
based on Java, a strong understanding of Java development is required. A
good product sense, an understanding of the mobile app ecosystem, and
strong personal initiative are essential.
Mobile development using Android/Java. Design, architect, implement, and
QA Scribd’s new mobile apps. Work creatively to solve challenging
  • 1+ years work experience as a software engineer
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of scalability, systems engineering, and algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of Java
  • Prior knowledge of Android is a plus, but not required
  • Good product sense and design sense
This position reports to the Director of Engineering.
Availability: Full-time.
You are preferably located near San Francisco, CA. Relocation
assistance is designed on a per-case basis. In short, we’ll be creative
to get you here.

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