Android Architect (EMEA)

  • BlockFi
  • Remote (EMEA)
  • May 31, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

What is BlockFi?

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

We’re a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen! 

BlockFi is looking for an Architect of Mobile Delivery, Android to join our growing team! 

About Your Team

The Mobile team builds the apps the majority of our clients use to interact with BlockFi's products. Our Android team uses Kotlin to create a great Android experience while coordinating and collaborating with our colleagues working on iOS and the Web. Our rapidly-growing team has deep pools of engineering talent and an exceptionally collaborative team culture. If helping us balance our work, our culture, and our growth sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you!

Your Mission

We’re looking for someone who can help structure our codebase to maximize benefits across our subteams, recommend APIs and libraries we should leverage, help solve performance issues, and find win-win solutions for any technical conflicts which come up. Specifically, we want to find someone who can:

  • Collaborate with the other Architects of Mobile Delivery to ensure feature parity and a consistent user experience across both major mobile platforms
  • Design and share an architectural vision across our mobile teams, ensuring the solutions we deliver align with that vision
  • Help structure our Android codebase to maximize scalability, maintainability and reliability
  • Define Coding Standards and NFRs (Non Functional Requirements) like how we organize code and what SDKs we use.
  • Identify gaps in architecture and areas of improvement; work with individual teams to rectify these issues

Your Expertise 

  • 5+ years as a Mobile Engineer working with Kotlin and/or Java
  • 5+ years of experience working collaboratively with product, marketing, user experience and research teams
  • Prior experience architecting successful brand-name multi-platform app releases.
  • Ability to leave insightful feedback for other team members, especially during code reviews

Bonus points (but not required): Knowledge of backend solutions for integration with mobile apps, AWS/Google Cloud experience, consulting skills.

Your Perks:
We benefit from the great work our teammates do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive Compensation because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team and we believe in balance
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial and driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand