Remote Android Engineer

March 6, 2023
April 2, 2023
Job Type


Time zones: EST (UTC -5), MST (UTC -7), ART (UTC -3), UTC -4, UTC -4:30, UTC -3, UTC -2

Sporty's sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa's list of top websites for the countries they operate in
As an Android developer at Sporty, you’d work on some of the most widely used apps in Africa. You’ll be responsible for applying the latest and greatest technologies and frameworks to ensure a smooth user experience for a massive user base.

Our Stack

Languages: Java / Kotlin
Architecture: MVVM
Network: Retrofit, Okhttp, Protocol buffers
Dependency Injection: Dagger 2
CI/CD: Jenkins
Other: Android JetPack, Glide, Git, ExoPlayer
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Designers and Backend Engineers to design and deliver high-quality products on Android
  • Build end-to-end features of the app: networking, persistence, business logic, and UI
  • Build efficient and reusable mobile components and architect reliable, performant, and scalable mobile solutions
  • Identify areas of improvement and advocate for mobile best practices
  • Analyze and optimize UI and infrastructure application code for quality, efficiency, and performance
  • Mentoring less experienced team members
  • 3+ years of application development experience in Android
  • Proficiency with Java, Kotlin and the Android development ecosystem
  • Enjoy working on mobile apps at all levels – from networking up to user interfaces and everything in between
  • Understand and have experience making decisions about mobile application architecture, including data modeling, networking and data synchronization and concurrency
  • Experience building maintainable and testable code bases, including API design and unit testing techniques
  • Experience with multithreading programming and mobile memory management
  • Good communication and collaboration skills to be able to work in a fast paced and distributed environment
  • Previous history of working with a remote, distributed team would be beneficial
  • Nice to have: Experience with mobile video playback and streaming technologies 
Interview Process
  • HackerRank Test 
  • Remote interview with 2 Engineers + Lead
  • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process 
  • Quarterly and flash bonuses
  • Flexible working hours
  • Top-of-the-line equipment
  • Education allowance
  • Referral bonuses
  • 28 days paid annual leave
  • Annual company retreat - we all went to Dubai in 2022 and are planning 2 more retreats for 2023!
  • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
  • Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system 
  • We score 100% on The Joel Test
  • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
  • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members
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