Android Engineer

at SafeToNet in London

Android Engineer
Product Engineering in London, United Kingdom
We are looking for thoughtful, well-rounded Android engineers to join our team and help build the de facto cyber safety technology to safeguard children online against sexual extortion, cyberbullying and unintentional exposure to horrific graphic imagery.
You will play an important part in our product engineering practice, implementing new features, improving performance, and building beautiful user interfaces and interactions. Above all, you will be part of something bigger. We are a vibrant team of creative thinkers and problem solvers, forging and leveraging technology to tackle a social problem we deeply care about!

What you will do

Work on the latest architecture paradigms and technical challenges
Continuously discover, evaluate and implement new technologies
Work in a lean agile environment with a flat hierarchy
Develop prototypes quickly
Play a key role in how our product evolves and our technology emerges
Have strong influence in further refining and evolving our product feature
Build high quality, performing, well tested applications and inspire those around you to do the same
Be part of a technical leadership team and grow as much as you want with full management support

Who you are

You must
have one or more apps published on the Google Play store
demonstrate good knowledge of general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
have good knowledge of Material Design Guidelines
have excellent knowledge of Device Administration APIs
have excellent knowledge of Java and the Android SDK
have solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
be a champion for best practices (SOLID, agile, test methodologies etc.)
have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
be able to define acceptance criteria for development tasks/stories
be able to estimate effort for development tasks/stories
demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills

What is nice to have
Good knowledge of continuous integration, delivery and automation technologies
Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
Inversion of control and dependency injection
Experience with RxJava and Reactive programming
Exposure to other languages and platforms (e.g Elixir, Swift)

What we value
Our top priority is to safeguard children online
We value openness, respect and integrity.
We do not have time for office politics.
We are only as good as our people! Finding the best people means absolutely everything to us.

About SafeToNet

We are an award winning, next generation digital parenting solution. It is aimed at families with children from 6-16 and we are focusing on helping parents with the issues of sexting, managing time spent on-line, cyberbullying, trolling, abuse, aggression and sextortion on social networks and messaging apps. What makes us different is that SafeToNet is a cognitive computing system. It uses natural language processing, big data analytics and all within a machine learning environment. This allows us to contextualise content (including emojis) and tell the difference between banter and aggression. We then block harmful incoming and outgoing messages in real time on a child’s device before it is seen and before the damage is done - no other company is doing this. We do not show the parents the messages, we do not snoop - we simply give a notification that there is a statistical chance that there is a risk (e.g. of sexting) and we offer advice and guidance right there and then from experts in this subject. Our software runs on iOS and Android devices and will soon be available on Windows devices too. We also provide a digital parenting resource which guides on other risks of the social web in according to the threats we identify.

Our first version, which is currently in trial, offers parents the ability to manage their child’s device remotely by viewing the apps they have downloaded and giving them (the parent) the ability to block individual apps, time-block apps or block the whole device. In September our first intelligent feature will be available and that will block sexting. Beyond that we will be introducing intelligent website blocking, sentiment analysis, machine learning to block harmful content and users and much much more.

Our vision is to become the Cybersafety platform for safeguarding children that people, businesses and government use to transform the fabric of communities, globally.

SafeToNet has an entrepreneurial Founder & CEO who, supported by an incredible team, has built the company over the last 2 years.

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Published at 07 Feb 2018
Expires on 07 Apr 2018