Senior Android Engineer

 

Reports To: Director of Mobile

Status: Permanent Hire

Overview

 

We are seeking a senior Android engineer to work on a mobile . You will work closely with world class designers, top-tier firmware engineers and server-side API developers to create a beautiful and integrated experience for Android devices. We are looking for a passionate developer who wants to live on the bleeding edge of technology that brings software and hardware together in the connected home.

 

Responsibilities

 

Architect, develop, and unit test the  Android application

Interface with firmware.

Interface with server-side APIs

Architect and develop an SDK for partner integrations with our product

 

Requirements

 

Strong development skills in Java and the Android SDK

An app that you have launched and is available on the play store

Strong general development skills

Experience using REST APIs in an Android context

Even Better

 

Experience developing with Bluetooth on Android

Open source contributions

Experience working with hardware or home automation devices

Experience developing libraries that are in use by third party developers

PERKS

Early involvement in a cool consumer-focused, connected-device startup

Unlimited vacation days

Health benefits (100% contribution to employee medical, dental, and vision)

Commuter benefits (parking and public transportation)

Gym monthly reimbursement

Team lunches, happy hours, lots of snacks and drinks

Friday afternoon demos with an August happy hour

Weekly tech talks and company updates

Team outings and offsites

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Backend SW Engineer

Overview  

         

As a backend software engineer working on August’s backend applications and infrastructure, you will ensure that August’s REST API services are always fast, available, scalable and engineered to scale.  You will join a team of seasoned engineers to develop, maintain, debug, optimize the heart of August’s system and other miscellaneous services. You will work in collaboration with the iOS, Android, web development and embedded development teams to optimize our users experience with the August Smart Lock.  

 

As a successful candidate you will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. You must be passionate about delivering best of breed system. You must be obsessive about security, quality and performance.

Responsibilities

Development, maintenance, and debugging of back-end services

Manage availability, security, scalability by engineering reliability into our services

Monitoring operational services and responding to problems when necessary

Preemptively work on improving the performance of our REST API

Participate in service capacity planning

Review and influence ongoing backend designs and architecture

 

Requirements

BS in computer sciences or related technical field

8+ years professional software development experience.

4+  years experience managing, developing and scaling large scale back-end systems

3+ years experience developing in Javascript for nodejs, you use jslint and node-inspector

1+ years experience developing with mongodb

4+ years developing system backed by databases (NoSQL or SQL)

Extensive understanding of REST APIs and experience using them

 

Even Better

REDIS, RabbitMQ, Restify

UNIX, bash fluency

 

PERKS

Early involvement in a cool consumer-focused, connected-device startup

Unlimited vacation days

Health benefits (100% contribution to employee medical, dental, and vision)

Commuter benefits (parking and public transportation)

Gym monthly reimbursement

Team lunches, happy hours, lots of snacks and drinks

Friday afternoon demos with an August happy hour

Weekly tech talks and company updates

Team outings and offsites

Conveniently located in SOMA, public transportation (CalTrain + BART)

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Director, Product Marketing

Seeking a Director, Product Marketing to grow awareness and adoption of our consumer products.

This is a critical role and requires an experienced leader who can hire and develop talent, manage external agencies and develop a cross-functional marketing strategy with other leaders across the organization.

The right candidate will have a deep understanding of customer research and segmentation, product positioning, developing consumer campaigns, and integrated marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Develop strategy and lead implementation of integrated marketing campaigns across Paid media, partner marketing, PR, social media, and email.

  • Develop & test the segmentation, value proposition, user benefits, product positioning, and pricing for product introductions and product releases.

  • Ensure on-brand storytelling and copywriting for a premium, consumer product across all August marketing & social media collateral.

  • Partner with communications, media, customer support, product, engineering, and operational leaders to build the consumer product narrative in a coordinated way.

  • Manage internal and external resources, including designers and creative, digital ,and advertising agencies.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of marketing experience in consumer products, 3+ managing a team

  • Deep understanding of consumer technology as well as premium products for homes/lifestyle

  • Outstanding written and verbal marketing communication skills

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and prior experience with research and segmentation

  • Experience working with sales, product management, operational, and engineering organizations

  • Passion for working at a startup, hiring and developing marketing talent

  • Passion for our product and storytelling to existing and new customers

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred

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Social Media Manager

Overview

Seeking a Social Media Manager who can apply equal measures of wit and good judgment to grow and delight our community on social media. You have an excellent grasp on what type of storytelling makes sense on which social platform, and proven success in crafting those communications to the community. As part of our marketing team, you’ll work closely with our product and customer success teams to ensure our social strategy is an integral part of our communications, and that program results are measurable and actionable.

Responsibilities

  • Engage our community and be responsive to their feedback on social media.

  • Develop compelling, on-brand social content that the community can engage around.

  • Grow August’s reach on all major social channels with paid and earned media.

  • Work closely with customer support on processes, tools and communication.

  • Use data to drive and quantify ROI for all social media programs.

  • Ensure social media analytics tie into our other online marketing efforts, such as Google Analytics, SEM, e-commerce and CRM.

  • Drive the collaboration of social media with internal stakeholders.

  • Maintain knowledge of the latest developments in the world of social media and educate stakeholders

Requirements

  • A strong and active personal or professional presence on social media, particularly Twitter.

  • 3-5 years in social media marketing at an ad agency or a premium consumer brand with an active social program.

  • Deep understanding of consumer behavior and platform rules by social channel, including Twitter, Facebook, Vine, YouTube, Pinterest and forum sites.

  • Must write good ad and social copy.

  • Excellent storytelling and content creation expertise for social media.

  • Advanced understanding of Facebook, with demonstrable experience in optimizing newsfeed content to maximize organic performance.

  • Prior results in quantifiably growing a brand’s social reach.

  • Ability to understand our business objectives and how to translate those into social media objectives.

  • Adept at digging in and analyze data to understand content consumption behaviors.

  • Strong grasp of social media analytics and measurement

  • Proven track record in translating creative ideas into successful social media implementations that proliferate across multiple platforms and integrate measureable ROI

  • A strong passion for storytelling and understanding consumer behavior

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IT Manager-East Bay

Overview

We are looking for a Manager to lead the IT function, reporting directly to the CFO. The leader will be responsible for leading a 5-7 person IT staff to manage all Corporate IT operations. We are generally a cloud based operation running our functional operations with Salesforce, Office365, NetSuite, OpenAir, Concur, etc. The IT function is responsible for all IT vendor mgmt. related to voice, network, other service providers. Providing local IT helpdesk support for multiple sites across US, Middle East and Australia.  


The ideal candidate will be someone who has been the IT manager for a ~500 to 1000 person company with multiple sites. You will be a proven IT Manager with prior hands-on technical infrastructure and project management expertise and someone who is used to operating within a small IT Team with a "roll up your sleeves" approach to resolving problems. 

Task Skills

A solid skill base is needed to hit the ground running, and commercial acumen focusing on long-term outcomes and the financial implications of the actions expected.

Skills such as the following are preferred:

  • Up to date knowledge of IT hardware, Networking and IT systems

  • Have knowledge on SaaS and cloud management (private and public)

  • VLAN and firewall management, and general high level of knowledge on network security and protection.

  • Familiar with Domain environment and Active Directory and file system management

  • High level of knowledge on MSFT base products, including but not limited to SharePoint, Exchange email server etc. Experience on O365 and Azure management is desired.


Knowledge & Experience 

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Project Management (with certification in PMP or Prince 2, a plus)

  • Relationship Management

  • Desktop support for both Windows and Mac

  • System and Server Administration

  • Network Infrastructure

  • Information Security

  • New System research, selection, and roll out

  • Vendor Management, negotiating with and managing third party partners and suppliers

  • 10+ years IT Management Experience with a strong primary degree in Computer Science or related IT discipline

  • Comfortable in decision making and managing an IT budget

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Capable of interacting with employees at all levels

  • A can-do attitude

  • Ability to work on own initiative and often under pressure of demanding timelines

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