Alpaca

API-first stock and crypto brokerage platform

Android Engineer

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

About Us

Alpaca is a fast-growing FinTech API startup backed by a group of prominent investors including Spark, Portage, Social Leverage, Tribe, Horizons, Eldridge, Positive Sum, Elefund, and Y Combinator, and highly experienced industry angel investors. Alpaca has raised a total of $70+ million to date.

Alpaca builds an API-first stock and crypto brokerage platform that developers and businesses embed investing, build apps, algorithmically trade with. Of course, we are very enthusiastic about open source contribution and community building!

Alpaca is a hyper-growth financial technology company that is democratizing global access to financial markets starting with our API-first stock brokerage. In just two years, billions of dollars of securities are traded every month via our API and rapidly increasing.

As an experienced Android Engineer, you will be responsible for architecting, developing and deploying our open-source mobile developer tools, including our mobile SDK and ever-growing library of UI components, as well as our forthcoming flagship mobile app, which offers stock trading and brokerage functionality to our customers.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with our designers and product managers to ensure a beautiful, responsive experience for our mobile offerings, across all Android devices.

  • Contribute to developer-facing mobile SDKs, practicing judicious API design and upholding high standards of code quality and code coverage.

  • Be an owner of our product and process; help us innovate by bringing your own ideas and creativity to the process.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field

  • 2+ years of professional experience working with Apple devices and technologies

  • Expert-level proficiency in Kotlin and Android UI technologies

  • Strong familiarity with Android Studio and unit testing

  • Keen eye for detail and desire to craft pixel-perfect designs

  • Self-starter with a mentality for ownership and self-sufficiency

Nice-to-Haves

  • Proficiency and experience with Java

  • Expertise in Jetpack Compose

  • Casual experience with other mobile platforms (e.g. iOS)

  • Expertise in building native bindings for cross-platform development tools (like React Native or Xamarin)

  • Startup experience, particularly in high-autonomy environments

  • Past work experience on one or more apps currently live on Google Play

  • Experience shipping developer tools

Alpaca provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Why you should join Alpaca

Alpaca is a hyper growth financial technology company that is democratizing global access to financial markets starting with our API-first stock brokerage. In just two years, billions of dollars of securities are traded every month via our API and rapidly increasing.

Alpaca’s globally distributed team consists of developers, traders, and brokerage business specialists and backed by a group of well-capitalized investors including Spark Capital, Portag3, Social Leverage, Y Combinator as well as highly experienced industry angel investors. We are also very tech-enthusiastic with notable track records in open source and startup communities.

Alpaca
Founded:
Team Size:123
Location:San Mateo, CA
Founders
Hitoshi Harada
Hitoshi Harada
CTO
Yoshi Yokokawa
Yoshi Yokokawa
Founder