Android Engineer - Technical.ly

Android Engineer

Penn Interactive |  Philadelphia | Dev / Eng

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Perks + Benefits
Company Culture
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Overview

Penn Interactive (PI) is an interactive gaming company headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Las Vegas, NV and Conshohocken, PA. As the digital arm to Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN), the largest regional casino operator in the U.S., we are poised for fast-paced growth in the sports betting and online casino space. We are also partnered with Barstool Sports to drive growth in our businesses.

 

The Android Engineer works in conjunction with the Android Technical Lead in a small, cross-functional team to develop a one-of-a-kind, native sports betting experience. Candidates for this role will work with one of the most successful UI/UX firms in the country to implement a revolutionary sportsbook from the ground up. Previous work in the gaming industry is not important but we do expect your work-product will reflect a strong technical background and a dedication to concise, scalable code.

Responsibilities

 

  • Demonstrate best-in-class programming skills to develop highly innovative, high-impact, consumer-facing mobile products
  • Translate business requirements into scalable code
  • Work with an industry-leading design firm and product to create the sportsbook app and implement new features.
  • Squash bugs to make sure our user experience is unrivaled
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, project managers, ops engineers, QA engineers and various other teams and stakeholders to solve innovative problems utilizing out-of-the-box solutions
  • Communicate clearly and effectively using Github, Slack, Google Docs, ZenHub, and email so that we can all stay on the same page, even when we’re juggling a lot of different projects
  • Interact thoughtfully and professionally with everyone including non-technical colleagues

Qualifications

 

  • 2-5 years of Android development, and good software development practices
  • Proficiency in Kotlin
  • A passion for mobile development
  • A self-driven attitude and a commitment to continuous learning
  • A desire to create interesting and engaging view animations, transitions, and control designs
  • Familiarity with the Android Jetpack Suite
  • Comfortable in participating in a code review process.
  • Knowledgeable about unit testing and various testing frameworks for Android
  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or another STEM field or equivalent experience

 

BONUS

  • Experience with ReactiveX
  • Experience with Dagger2
  • Experience with Kotlin coroutines
  • Experience with Exoplayer for media playback
  • You’ve shipped an app to the App Store.
  • You bring a passion for sports or betting

Something to leave you with

Penn Interactive is committed to helping our team members live their best, healthy life. We offer unique and competitive benefits that help our employees. PI offers benefits through a private exchange which allows our team members the ability to choose from several coverage levels and insurance carriers (both local and national carriers). Along with medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage, there are also voluntary plans available to employees. PI also offers our employees some office perks such as free catered lunch, snacks, and beverages in the office.

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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Other
  • Charitible Donation Matching Programs
  • Community Service Programs
  • Public Transportation Assistance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Nursing Room
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO

What do you look for in engineering candidates?

Most importantly, we look for people who are curious. We’re not looking for code monkeys, we’re looking for people who can solve problems.

The government doesn’t stop, so regulations are constantly changing. That means that a great feature we implement today may need to change to fit new requirements tomorrow. You have to be adaptable to those sorts of changes.

It’s important to know, we’re not looking for perfection. We’re looking for people who are willing to acknowledge they don’t know something, are ready to be challenged and to learn.

 

What are your 2021 plans for growth?

We’re currently headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Las Vegas, NV. We’re looking to double in size, responsibly, over the course of the year.

Specifically, we’re looking to fill roles across engineering, mobile, front-end, data, cloud, QA, product, design, marketing, and CRM analytics.

 

As a company that has grown so big, so fast, talk to us about how the internal work culture has shifted.

The engineering team used to feel like a startup, but today it feels more like a real company, not because we have a big corporate feel, but we’ve implemented more official processes.

With 50-60 employees, the engineering team is still small enough to get to know most people and work collaboratively. We also work with other teams, but our processes allow each team to have autonomy over their part of the product so that they can put their own touch on things.

Part of our culture is that we’re open to the fact that new ideas come from anywhere. Any employee can draw up a proof of concept and build a demo. If we see value in it, we can implement it the very next day. With our pace of change, you’re able to improve the process and the end product very quickly. It’s exciting. We love to learn about new technology and frameworks.

 

What does the future of interactive betting look like?

There’s so much more to betting than just sports. There are all sorts of things you can wager on, and markets are becoming more and more open to other categories. So stay tuned, there’s lots to come.

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