Android Engineer

( IT / Development )  Remote (Asia | APAC Time Zone Permitted)

Job Type : Full-Time
Experience : 3 to 5 years
Education : Bachelor Degree

Job Detail

Android Engineer

Plentina Lending, Inc.

Our Techcrunch article highlighting our latest funding:

Plentina is an early stage fintech start-up on a mission to serve the world’s emerging middle class with access to affordable credit. Most of the world's underbanked are in emerging markets lacking a viable credit infrastructure. We’re building new approaches to unlocking creditworthiness at scale for the world’s unbanked. Plentina was started by two Stanford graduates that are alums of tech and finance giants including Google, NASA, Bridgewater Associates, and Charles Schwab.

The Role

Plentina is seeking an Android Engineer that can quickly build, monitor, and maintain Android applications. We’re seeking candidates who are comfortable with a high level of responsibility, taking ownership by designing and building independently, and fixing problems as they arise. Your strengths will be in mobile engineering for Android, while you’ll also be able to provide general auxiliary development support. You’ll collaborate with different technical teams in order to deliver the needs of the business. You will also interface with the operations team in order to resolve customer issues as they arise.

The Android Engineer will report to the Director of Mobile Engineering. What is expected in the role:

  • Passionate about our mission to unlock financial services for the Philippines’ emerging middle class
  • Strong sense of ownership of their work and its impact to our customers’ experiences and livelihoods
  • Comfortable being part of a high risk / high reward startup environment as a member of our founding team
  • Can embrace Silicon Valley business practices in Philippine operations
  • Translate designs into a working Android application in a timely manner
  • Designing, build, test, deploy, and maintain our Android applications
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Implement best practices for data security and privacy compliance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable in being transparent in both the successes and setbacks of work
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to quickly adapt to company learnings
  • Can provide reasonable estimates on the requirements and deliver them on-time
  • Able to help and guide fellow engineers when working with a problem

Minimum skills and qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience with the development, maintenance, and deployments of Android Applications
  • Strong understanding of mobile UI/UX principles
  • Proficient with working with Kotlin and/or Java
  • Familiarity with different design patterns such as MVC, MVP, MVVM, or MVI
  • Knowledgeable working with the Android framework and Jetpack libraries
  • Up-to-date with the trends on Android development
  • Experience in working with different third-party Android libraries
  • Knowledgeable in consuming web services or APIs
  • Experience working with Firebase services like Auth, Analytics, Cloud Messaging, and Crashlytics
  • Solid understanding of memory management
  • Experience with Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Have published at least one Android app

Experience that would be a plus:

  • 1+ year of experience in a fast-growing start-up company, preferably in the fintech space
  • Working with remote teams and US-based remote leadership
  • Knowledgeable in Jetpack Compose
  • Experience in developing Native Android applications
  • Experience using cross-platform frameworks such as React Native or Flutter
  • Familiarity with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile
  • Familiarity with data privacy compliance
  • Experience with client and cloud security

Expected start date: ASAP

Application requirements: 

  • CV
  • Portfolio (Include links to public samples if available)
  • Cover letter addressed to the CEO of the company 

*Please include in the cover letter your answer to the following question: Why do you think 71% of the Filipino population is unbanked? What would you do to increase access?

To apply, please share your resume, source code portfolio, and any links to your previous work to

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