Android Software Development Engineer, Ring



Software Engineering
Cambridge, UK
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023


Ring is looking for an experienced Android Software Development Engineer to join our growing Cloud Development Team. Ring has a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods. With affordable solutions that work on any home, Ring is committed to offering smart security that’s accessible to everyone. Ring is part of the Amazon Devices family, and we are seeking Android Software Development Engineers who will help us create the next generation of home security. What will you help us create?

As an Android Software Development Engineer at Ring, you will be responsible for cutting-edge large-scale cloud services that will be used by millions of Ring customers. This position gives you the opportunity to work with world class engineers and to build cloud systems to support millions of devices. The role will entail development of new cloud services for innovative new capabilities on Ring security devices and continuing development of the Ring infrastructure within the larger Amazon ecosystem. You will work with streaming video, event handling, large scale deployments and high-performance computing, as well as solve distributed systems problems. This position involves design, architecture, development and operations of large-scale cloud systems.

We are looking for a talented Android Software Development Engineer with a strong technical background, customer obsession, and extensive experience building distributed systems. Strong judgment and communication skills, long-term technical vision, and continuous focus on engineering and operational excellence are essential for success.

Key job responsibilities
• Design and document distributed systems and microservices.
• Implement robust and maintainable code with clear and maintained documentation.
• Deliver customer value in iterative fashion while working towards longer term systems to solve roadmap goals with increasing efficiency.
• Communicate status and changes to the work they are responsible and accountable for, keep all stakeholders informed of changes and updates to original plan.
• Implement test automation on all code implemented through unit testing and integration testing.
• Working with internal and external teams to bring Ring technology to market
• Maintenance and enhancement of software frameworks for development

A day in the life
This role provides a unique opportunity to be a key part in shaping the core of Ring's offerings to our customers. You will work across teams to prototype ideas and solve complex problems, and raise the bar of our applications by advocating and driving software best practices, automating tasks and identifying pitfalls. As part of the team, you will continue to learn and become an expert in challenging fields. You will have the opportunity to contribute your creative ideas and energy, working with world-class experts, distributed cloud systems and home security devices.

About the team
Working on exciting new features and fully owning a core aspect of multiple apps, our team is always looking to learn and innovate. We frequently collaborate with cloud, firmware and other mobile teams to solve problems, come up with solutions and delight our customers. We are data driven, value and promote ownership, working backwards from our customers to bring them an innovative and seamless home security experience.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR


- Experience programming with at least one software programming language
- Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
- Experience in professional, non-internship software development
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
- Android mobile application development experience in Java and Kotlin


- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
- Full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
- Experience with Reactive programming frameworks
- Experience optimising apps for performance
- Experience writing testable code and automated tests
- Experience with deployments to the Play Store
- Experience with REST architecture for web services
- Knowledge of video streaming technologies (such as WebRTC/SDP/SIP/RTP)

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