At Patch.com we’re radically reinventing community journalism. We launched in February 2009, currently operate hundreds of local community news and information sites, and are rapidly expanding to many more markets and towns across the country! We've already won acclaim in the industry and coverage in the New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, Bloomberg, NPR's "talk of the nation", "the news hour with Jim Lehrer", and numerous industry blogs and web sites. In June of 2009 we were acquired by AOL Ventures. Well funded, and led by a management team of leaders in each of their respective fields, Patch is poised to become the largest pure-play local news and information platform employing professional journalists--and we’re always looking to hire bright new Patchers!
We have a spectacular Engineering team focused on solving complex problems. Our engineers work on fulfilling, self-directed projects and are actively encouraged to participate in open-source projects.
Role & Responsibilities: Senior Mobile Developer
The Patch Mobile App for iPhone is already pushing 10,000 downloads and has a 4 star rating on the app store. We’re looking to expand that success to Android and possibly other platforms. You’re not satisfied with applications that just work, you sweat the details too. As you code, you’re anticipating what the user is thinking and feeling, and you want it to be as smooth an experience as possible.
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Knowledge of Android’s development environment & APIs
Multiple years of experience with Java programming (Android, J2ME, or other small-footprint Java)
Excellent communication skills with both engineers and non-engineers.
Comfortable with agile software development practices.
Experience working with Git or other VCS.
Big bonus points for experience with other emerging mobile platforms & APIs (iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, Windows, Nokia, ...)