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Goodreads is creating new ways to deliver highly personalized and relevant content for millions of readers around the world, built on one of the world’s largest collections of data about books and reading trends.

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Our mission

We’re a mission-driven company, only at the beginning of helping readers find books they love, read more, and share ideas.

As an Amazon company, we utilize cutting-edge technology and technical expertise. We are deeply integrated with Kindle and have exciting opportunities to invent the future of reading in partnership with Kindle, Audible, Alexa, and more.

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Our culture

Our headquarters are located in San Francisco. When we’re not working, we’re looking to expand our horizons in other ways, including visits by bestselling authors, hackathons, team-led tech talks, game nights, and volunteering at local charities. And, of course, we love books and have free books and internal book clubs.

Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon — many of our employees get opportunities to travel to Amazon’s main campus in Seattle for training, conferences, and working with our partner teams.

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As a subsidiary of Amazon, we offer a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members. Learn more about Amazon benefits

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Want to be part of creating innovative experiences for the largest community of readers? We’re hiring!

Android Software Development Engineer II

San Francisco, California

With over 90 million members, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. As a Top 100 web destination, our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads members can discover new books by seeing what their friends and members of the community are reading or by using the Goodreads Book Recommendation Engine. Our platform also helps more than 220,000 authors to connect with readers. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon, Inc.

As part of the Goodreads Android team, you will join us building the Goodreads app for Android phone and Fire tablets. You will also support Goodreads features in and around the Kindle reading experience for Fire tablet and Kindle eReader customers. This is an opportunity to reach a huge user base on one of our fastest growing platforms and enhance the experience of Goodreads and Amazon readers worldwide.

As a Software Development Engineer on Goodreads Android team , you will:

1. Design, build and own the Goodreads Android app as well as the Goodreads integrations on the Fire tablet and Kindle eReader.
2. Be a key player in a talented Android team and bring flexibility, speed, and quality to the team
3. Partner with iOS and Mobile Web teams on elevating the overall Goodreads mobile experience
4. Work with Service teams to develop and improve API calls
5. Work in a fast-paced environment where releases are done every 4-6 weeks.
You are the ideal candidate if you are equally comfortable writing code and defining technical architecture. You must have a deep understanding of Android platform, service-oriented architecture, and application design, as well as flexibility and a passion for learning new skills. The successful candidate will thrive in a culture of experimentation and innovation, but also have a proven track record of delivering results to solve challenging problems.

Basic Qualifications:
· 3+ years professional experience in software development
· 2+ years professional experience in developing mobile applications for Android
Preferred Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related degree
Expertise in Android, and related technologies
· Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis, OO design skills
· Published app in Google Play Store
· Experience with TDD and testing frameworks such as TestRails
· Experience developing an API (OAuth, XML, JSON, REST, etc.)
· Passion for discovering, reading and sharing books is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state and federal laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.