Principal Software Engineer - Android

Engineering Boston, Massachusetts Remote - Northeastern US Remote - Eastern US Remote - Midwestern US


Position at Everyday Health - Consumer

Lose It! is on a mission to change the way people view weight loss. Through the proven approach of calorie counting, Lose It! empowers our members by providing support, motivation, and the tools they need for success on their journey to a healthy weight. We mobilize the world to achieve their health goals by developing best-in-class mobile apps on the iOS and Android platforms.     
We have the energy of a start-up culture with the stability of a profitable business within a publicly traded company. It’s never been a more exciting time to work in tech - come share in our success. Lose It! offers incredible benefits, flexible hours, and a balanced approach to work and life.     
Lose It! is part of the Everyday Health Group (EHG), a recognized leader in patient and provider education and services attracting an engaged audience of over 74 million health consumers and over 890,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians. Our mission is to drive better clinical and health outcomes through decision-making informed by highly relevant information, data, and analytics. We empower healthcare providers, consumers and payers with trusted content and services delivered through Everyday Health Group’s world-class brands.     
The Opportunity      
Lose It! for Android has been a staple of the Google Play Health & Fitness category for years. Our product-first strategy has resulted in over 100k daily active Android users that we’re able to help live healthier lives. It’s important to us that we continue to improve our app, staying at the forefront of Android, and often adopting the very latest platform capabilities.      
As a Principal Software Engineer on the Android team at Lose It!, you'll help design and build new features, products, and capabilities for our mobile app. We believe that small teams of talented people can do great things, so we're looking for someone that can contribute to all phases of building a great product.      
Key Responsibilities      
  • Lead across multiple teams to set strategic goals, deliver on projects and drive the business forward
  • Work with other engineers and teams to create and maintain features, products, and capabilities using Kotlin with legacy support for Java
  • Constantly innovate our code base with new technologies like coroutines and JetPack Compose
  • Solve problems, squash bugs, maintain quality, and adapt quickly to change
  • Lead discussions on developing features and contribute to weekly team meetings
  • Independently own and complete tasks
  • Be responsive to giving and receiving feedback including peer code review
Who You Are & What You Bring  
  • Extensive knowledge of modern native Android development with Kotlin and Java.
  • Someone who is motivated, responsive, self-directed and can get things done autonomously with the help and support of the team
  • Resolves any issues with processes and strategies for Android product
  • Contributes a positive attitude and is highly influential within the Android development team and across the company
  • Supports teammates and provides feedback; makes the developers around them better
  • Has an extremely deep understanding of the Android platform and collaborates with others outside engineering to define strategy for product
  • Has hands-on experience writing code
  • Consistently asks questions and uses answers to solve problems
Our Culture and Values    
We created our values together to guide our collective purpose and pursuits. We are collaborators and problem solvers. We empower one another to make informed decisions and to be enabled towards action. We embrace success. We recognize that innovation can spark and be born from any of us no matter our individual role or background. We encourage open mindedness and sensitivity to each other and our environment. Our personal and professional passions get ignited, nurtured and supported. We value that doing is greater than talking as the most measurable means of impact. Our collective purpose to deliver enlightened audience experiences with trusted brands is what drives the success of our business and our professional satisfaction.     
Life at Everyday Health    
At Everyday Health Group, a division of Ziff Davis, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We believe in careers versus jobs and people versus employees.  We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.      
Everyday Health offers competitive salaries in addition to robust health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits, Flexible Spending accounts, 401(k) with company match, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pregnancy and Parental leave, Family Planning Support via Maven, Flexible Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Fitness Reimbursement as well as employee-focused engagement and education programs, including Employee Resource Groups and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic, flexible work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then Everyday Health is the place for you.  Everyday Health Group has employees located in 40+ states as well as offices in NYC, Boston, Asheville, London, and Mumbai. This position may be performed anywhere in the Eastern United States except within the City of New York.     
Everyday Health Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.     
This full-time position is remote with a requirement to come into our Boston, MA office once a quarter.