Senior Software Engineer- Android

Stable Kernel is growing, and we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer- Android with at least 5 years of experience in Android development with a proven track record of developing and optimizing mobile applications.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be learning new technologies, making decisions that influence the path of a product roadmap, collaborating daily with other engineers and product team members, leveraging software development best practices, and developing new skills to become a more well-rounded engineer and professional. 

Above all, your work and contribution will help some of the largest companies in the world be more successful and the products you build will impact hundreds and thousands of users every day.

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Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and developing advanced applications for the Android platform with a focus on performance, testing, and stability.
  • Leading performance optimization efforts, identifying bottlenecks and implementing solutions to improve responsiveness and efficiency.
  • Conducting rigorous stress tests to simulate high usage and long-running operations, ensuring our applications can handle various stress conditions without compromise.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features with an emphasis on clean and efficient code.
  • Participating in code reviews, mentoring junior developers, and enforcing software development best practices.
  • Working with development teams and project managers to ideate software solutions
  • Writing technical documentation

Nice to Haves:

  • Developing client-side and server-side solutions
  • Writing effective APIs
  • Creating security and data protection settings
  • Experience with iOS development

Personal/Professional Key Qualities:

  • Intuition
  • Curiosity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Positivity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence

Intimate, Working Familiarity With:

  • Deep understanding of the Android SDK, Java, Kotlin, and relevant development tools.
  • Extensive experience with performance testing, profiling tools, and optimization techniques.
  • Strong experience in stress testing applications, with a solid understanding of multithreading, concurrency, and managing memory in long-running apps.
  • Proficiency in using version control tools such as Git.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) processes.

General Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Android development with a proven track record of developing and optimizing mobile applications.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

A Bit More Info:

Minimum Base Compensation Salary: $140,000

This is a full-time position.

Stable Kernel operates a People Before Place Hybrid model, allowing most employees to choose where they can do their best work most days.

Minimal travel is associated with this role.


Our generous total compensation package includes:

  • Company-subsidized health, vision and dental plan premium options beginning on the first day of employment
  • 401k with above-average company matching 
  • Fully paid Group Life, Short and Long Term Disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, and Health Savings Account participation
  • Voluntary Life, Critical Illness and Accident insurance
  • EAP and Health Advocacy program available at no cost to employees and their dependents
  • $3000+ annual industry educational budget 
  • Paid time off and paid holidays (including a floating holiday) 
  • Access to Perks at Work program featuring a variety of discounted products and services

*Note – We are not sponsoring employment visas at this time. If you are currently in possession of an employment visa, it will need to be effective for at least 3 years from the date of your application for your candidacy for employment to be considered.

Stable Kernel’s culture is inclusive and expansive. We celebrate diversity in its many glorious forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender role orientation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. However, we will discriminate against those unwilling to comply with the practice of our company values:

  • we work with integrity always
  • we respect our work and each other
  • we are dedicated to life-long learning and sharing
  • we stay hungry for new challenges

If you are like-minded in this regard, we hope you will apply. We look forward to meeting you.

Why you'll love us

  • Access to endless learning opportunities
  • Award-winning wellness programs and initiatives
  • Choice in primary work location & flexible work schedule
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Located in one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods on the BeltLine
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Monthly happy hours, celebrations and company outings

Stable Kernel engineers are ambitious, constant learners

We take an active role in evaluating our client’s opportunities, planning and presenting a software solution, and then implementing and delivering it. These projects might contain multiple components – from a sophisticated mobile application to a system consisting of HTTP APIs, databases, mobile and web applications, and millions of connected devices around the world. 

We often architect brand new applications and systems which allow our engineers to use the latest and greatest languages, frameworks and operating systems – giving endless opportunities to become a more well-rounded engineer.


Our roots run deep in technology

At Stable Kernel, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest talent in the industry with leadership from Joe Conway, award-winning author, founder. Joe is recognized in the developer community for his best-selling iOS programming book that led to him teaching 2000 professional software engineers at Facebook, Apple, Cisco, AT&T, Microsoft and more.  

Our leadership’s desire to help others grow is embedded in the culture here, which is why one of our four core values is to learn and share.

It is too easy for a software engineer’s career to plateau; to get stuck; to stop learning.

And it’s scary to plateau because there is so much more to learn each day and you start to feel behind. We’re changing that.

Our software engineers take personal growth seriously, and we help them by building individualized career growth plans that extend beyond just learning new frameworks and programming languages – although there is plenty of that – but teaching the adjacent and soft skills that enable everyone’s fullest potential and unlock new career opportunities.

Joe Conway, Founder, Stable Kernel
Joe Conway Founder, Stable Kernel