STEALTH CITY APP is a Hollywood, California based mobile app company founded by prominent U.S. entrepreneurs and startup investors who have built and sold numerous internet technology companies.

On behalf of STEALTH APP, we are looking for a product-aware ANDROID PRODUCT EXPERIENCE ENGINEER  who is a thoughtful, responsible and passionate builder with an appreciation for awesome user experience. You will apply your expertise in Android development to integrate world-class animations with beautiful product experiences to drive product development. We already have a fully functional iOS app launching soon, and you will work alongside an experienced product team to build a new Android app similar to our iOS app. To start, you will work as a 2-person engineering team and communicate daily with CEO, Product Designer and CTO in Hollywood, California

We believe that great product people use lots of products, so be prepared to show us the products you love. This position is full-time in our Kyiv office, with the possibility for extended period of travel to our office in Los Angeles.

 

WHY IS MOBILE PRODUCT ENGINEERING IMPORTANT AT STEALTH CITY APP?

"Depending on the city [ ...] we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected," wrote Roman Payne, in his book Cities & Countries"

- Roman Payne, in his book, Cities & Countries.

Cities are where we live. The metropolis that surround us defines who we meet, who we know, and who we desire to meet. And as more and more people pile upon one another in cities, the few people who aspire for greatness must find new ways to be discovered. Our mission is to help connect beautiful people in the cities that surround them.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build beautiful native mobile Android app experiences consumers love using Java
  • Integrate world-class animations and beautiful design
  • Make daily product-level decisions to create a viral feedback loop
  • Work with product team and engineers to design and wireframe modern interfaces
  • Daily face-to-face communication with U.S. product & engineering (plan for time difference)
  • Ship code on time, solve problems, and make decisions to drive product development

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience developing, releasing and maintaining rich native Android mobile consumer facing apps (point us to your work in the App Store)
  • Expertise in Java
  • Personal projects that show an aptitude for engineering and product sense
  • Expert level experience with the Android SDK
  • Experience with advanced Android animations & transitions
  • Experience developing location aware mobile applications
  • Experience with RESTful API's and asynchronous web services
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills in English

BONUS

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related field, or a wonderful project list trumps all
  • Prior startup experience is fantastic, but not necessary. Just be scrappy, work fast, and communicate well
  • Passionate ideas about viral loops using the mobile address book, social connections and fundamental human nature

 

    BENEFITS

    • Competitive Salaries
    • Apple equipment or any hardware/software/equipment you need, customized however you like
    • Fast-paced and exciting startup led by experienced entrepreneurs
    • A brilliant team working on an array of new mobile ventures that you have the opportunity to create and shape into the next Snapchat / Instagram
    • Great amenities within a great building, and a colorful / creative work environment
    • Direct daily communication with highly-regarded U.S. tech entrepreneurs and investors
    • Much more...

    About Stealth CITY APP

    The “Stealth City App” is comprised of some of the finest product and engineering talent in the global technology industry. The company is principally located in Hollywood, CA and is focused on the intersection of mobile and social technologies (specifically focusing on photography and people discovery).

    Dan Gould (Left) and Brian Norgard (Center) with Sean Rad, Founder of Tinder (Back Left)

    Dan Gould (Left) and Brian Norgard (Center) with Sean Rad, Founder of Tinder (Back Left)

    "Stealth City App" is looking for passionate, dedicated and focused software engineers that want to work with some of the most talented folks in the consumer Internet. It is imperative these software engineers ship code on time, are self-starters and can handle difficult technical challenges. Given there will be great distance between teams, it is imperative the new team members must be excellent communicators as well as extremely disciplined at shipping code.

    The founders of “Stealth City App” are seasoned and extremely well respected founders/executives. Brian and Dan's previous company was Tappy (ephemeral mobile messaging) which was acquired by Tinder. Previously, Brian and Dan founded Newroo (machine learning based news aggregator) which was acquired by News Corp. At News Corp Brian and Dan each ran material pieces of the Fox Interactive/MySpace business respectively (MySpace News and FOX Advertising Network) and reported directly to now-Twitter-President Adam Bain. Brian and Dan also founded Ad.ly (along with now Tinder founder Sean Rad) which at one time was the Internet’s largest celebrity endorsement marketplace. Ad.ly was acquired by Nestivity.

    Brian specializes in mobile product development and mobile product management while Dan is an expert in scaling large distributed networks and machine learning. Dan is widely considered one of the top pure technologists in the world and was admitted to Brown University after spending years as a researcher at NIH while in high school. Brian and Dan are also both active angel investors having written the first check for Angel.co among many others. Brian and Dan reside in Los Angeles and are generally considered really nice guys.

     

    BRIAN NORGARD

    Co-Founder and Product Development Lead

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    Brian Norgard graduated from honors from Brown University. While in college Brian was award the prestigious NCIIA grant given to the top 10 most gifted college innovators in America. Brian specializes in mobile product development, mobile product management and viral growth. Brian was the youngest VP in News Corp history (25) after his first company was acquired by News Corp. Newroo was the first machine learning based news aggregator.

    At News Brian ran MySpace News and was critical in helping FOX Audience Network become the 4th largest advertising network, serving hundreds of millions of users and billions of impressions each month. Post MySpace Brian founded Chill which quickly grew to over 25MM users and was once the largest video discovery site on the Internet. Chill was was funded by Kleiner Perkins, Lowercase, Redpoint, Atlas, BSKYB and Stanford University.

    Brian is an avid angel investor and student of product trends. Affable, down-to-earth and studious, Brian lives with his wife and young daughter in Hollywood.

    DAN GOULD

    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

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    Dan Gould founded Tappy with Brian Norgard. Dan is a recognized export at social software, machine learning, and large-scale systems. Dan studied Math & Computer Science at Brown University with a focus on HCI, computer graphics, and machine learning; he was a Researcher in the Computer Graphics Research group and was a TA for various courses in Software Engineering and dropping out senior year to start his first startup company.

    Dan was a researcher at NIH (NIDDK/LCBB), publishing papers using high-speed computer-based imaging systems; was an engineer at Tazz Networks developing high-speed Internet service routing systems; and was a consulting at Cyberkinetics working on the first Brian-Computer Interface to be implanted in a human brain.

    Dan co-founded Newroo with Brian Norgard. Newroo developed technology for doing large-scale spender and text analytics on the internet and for large-scale personalization. When newroo was acquired by News Corp, he was VP of Technology at Fox. Within Fox, he helped create the Fox Audience Network which their team built to the 4th-largest ad network on the Internet by the time he left, handling over 4 Trillion ad impressions per year. Their team pioneered and invented many of the big-data architectures later used by many companies handling massive scale.

    Dan has won several computer science and engineering awards, including ones from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and from NASA and NIST. He is also and active angel investor and technology advisor to several companies. He regularly gives talks on a variety of topics; most recently on building scalable mobile apps using Cassandra, Kafka, and Storm at the LA Big Data Group.