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Software Engineer II- Android at Meredith Operations Corporation

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Job Description:

Job Title

Software Engineer II- Android

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Meredith is seeking talented, innovative software engineers to join our Platform Engineering team. The team's charter is to provide a robust application and service architecture which enables content creation, enhancement, and distribution through a single, centrally managed content platform. Engineering focus areas include applications, editorial tools, media ingestion, video, storage, data enhancement, distribution, user profiles, authentication, search, and content personalization. The team owns an ecosystem that is critical to Meredith's content business across editorial and engineering teams creating native, web, video, and print content.


You are responsible for the design and implementation of software and applications to provide a platform that is scalable, highly available, and drastically reduces Meredith's costs for content ingestion, management, discoverability, and distribution. You must be comfortable working collaboratively with stakeholders and have a strong desire and ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • Work closely with engineers creating editorial tools, web and mobile experiences.

  • Implement new applications and operational monitoring functions.

  • Own production Android applications, investigate and resolve issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies.

  • Provide thorough and readable documentation for all applications.

  • Work with our API engineers to plan and integrate server-side support for the apps and features you build

  • Collaborate closely with other engineers, designers, and product managers to define innovative ways to improve services and reduce costs.

  • Participate in technical mentorship with engineers on the team by performing thorough code reviews, pairing, and ad hoc reviews of proposed solutions.

  • Work with other teams across the organization to share and establish best practices.

  • Demonstrate passion for code quality and lead by example to produce high quality, complex services and applications under tight timelines.

II. Essential Job Functions

Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

Write Good Code

Continuously improve our intellectual property, code pipeline, and processes in a performant and extensible fashion. Build out features and sustaining work for high-traffic applications, websites, APIs, and enterprise systems.

Collaborate Effectively

Work closely with team members, product management, and internal stakeholders to understand business requirements and envision strong technical solutions.

Grow Your Career

Actively participate in system reviews, code reviews, training, and individual learning opportunities to further your career and effectiveness.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or relevant industry experience.


  • 3-5 years of professional software development experience.

  • 3+ years building Android applications deployed to Google Play store

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated deep understanding of REST, service architecture, monitoring, and the tenants of horizontal scalability.

  • Experience developing complex and highly available applications running in a production environment.

  • Extensive knowledge of object oriented and functional software design patterns.

  • Proven experience developing and owning production applications deployed in app stores

  • Experience using Java, Kotlin and the Android ecosystem

  • Knowledge of Swift and iOS ecosystem

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Ability to translate user stories into technical tasks.

  • Ability to estimate effort effectively.

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by

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