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The future is local

Senior Android Engineer

$70k – $150k
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Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — there are over 1M independent retailers in the U.S. and Canada doing more than twice the revenue of Walmart and Amazon combined. At Faire, we're using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect a thriving community of over 100,000 brands and local retailers around the world. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products to sell in their stores. With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses can compete with these big box and ecommerce giants. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement.

Role Description:

Our mobile app is crucial to our vision: Empowering entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. We want our app to be so frictionless, so fast, so easy to use, that store owners flip it on whenever they have 10 seconds free. In those 10 seconds, our app will help entrepreneurs run the business of their dreams.

We care about stunning design, great UX, and good engineering practices -- we love to write software that is secure, tested, easy to maintain, responsive, and performant. We build minimum viable products, deploy to production multiple times per day, A/B test customer-facing changes, listen to the data, and iterate.

As a Mobile Engineer, you'll collaborate with us to:

  • Help found, grow, and manage our Android team
  • Help design the app, and plan its architecture over the next 3-5 years
  • Deliver core customer-facing features of our app
  • Work closely with the product team to create a delightful user experience
  • Work closely with the backend team to design APIs
  • Share ownership of our product and our customer's happiness
  • Write unit and integration tests for everything

*****We're excited about you because you have...*

  • 4+ years of Android mobile experience
  • Worked on one or more apps shipped to the Google Play store
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • A passion for programming and solving problems with code
  • A love for technology, and an insatiable curiosity for new tools to solve real problems

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Kotlin
  • RxJava
  • Dependency Injection (eg, Dagger2)
  • Protocol buffers

Why you'll love working at Faire:

  • We are entrepreneurs: We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using tech and machine learning to level the playing field: We are using the power of technology and data to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a thriving community of over 100,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: We always find a way to get the job done and come up with creative solutions to whatever problems are standing in our way. People at Faire are insatiably curious. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making and reason from a first principles mindset.


We’re an on-site team in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have offices in San Francisco, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Salt Lake City. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog.

Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

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Amanda Kassas

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Faire at a glance

The future is local

Faire focuses on Internet Marketing. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Kitchener. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.faire.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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