[Hiring] Senior Android Engineer at StreamYard

March 25, 2024

Job Overview

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    March 25, 2024
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Job Description

Who are we?? 🦆

Live streaming is a great medium for storytelling – and telling great stories benefits everyone. Whether you’re a creator, content marketer, entrepreneur, or just someone with something to say, live streaming is an exciting and effective way to spread your message. But live streaming tools are very complicated. You shouldn’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a computer or learn about encoding, just to start live streaming.

The world misses out on so many great creators because of these barriers. Dan and Geige thought there should be a streaming tool that anyone could use – a tool that was fun instead of stressful – a tool that was simple, but powerful enough to create engaging content. We wanted people who weren’t techy, or who simply didn’t want to deal with the hassle of streaming, to still go live, share their stories, and grow their own communities.

Geige and Dan built StreamYard with three things in mind and continue to focus on these pillars today. The three StreamYard pillars include

  1. ease of use
  2. stability, and
  3. professional streams

StreamYard is built on those pillars. Our users tell us that StreamYard makes streaming fun – you can quickly create engaging content with guests, show on screen comments/lower thirds, and brand your broadcasts with themes, overlays, and backgrounds. You don’t need to know anything about technology or streaming to get started. And even though StreamYard is simple, techy folks love how powerful it is under the hood, and how effective it is for streaming group discussions.

We love StreamYard and its community. We work tirelessly to improve our tool and create the best experience possible.

The Role

StreamYard is seeking a contractor with expertise in video and audio capture on Android to to join our mobile team for a really exciting six month contract. You will work on the development of a brand new Android application that people can use to live stream and record with StreamYard. It should be able to support a variety of recording features that previously would have only been performant enough for desktop devices.


  • The development of a greenfield Android application that people can use to live stream or record alongside other hosts and guests.
  • Help port an existing iOS SDK to Android.
  • Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs using the latest technologies (e.g. Jetpack Compose)
  • Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with Android platforms for the following:
    • Camera and Audio capture including saving local recordings to disk
    • Handling USB microphone sources
    • Rendering videos, images and other content (e.g. comments) on screen in a high-performance way.
    • Uploading video content while the app is running and also in the background.
  • Diagnose and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks
  • Get your hands dirty with the WebRTC source code, if necessary.
  • Maintain code and write automated tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality.
  • Support the team using React Native to integrate with the new SDK.

About You

  • Experienced Senior or Staff Android Engineer with extensive knowledge and experience in building and deploying Android applications
  • A track record of developing highly complex Android applications with Kotlin
  • Expertise in developing applications involving audio/cameras and recording before.
  • Able to upskill others and share your knowledge, you know how to set things up for success.

The Offer

  • Fully remote, global team
  • Flexible schedules
  • Laptop assigned, Mac or Dell (Windows)
  • Health Insurance Support
  • Parental Leave
  • $1000 USD for Home-Office Set up
  • $100 USD monthly remote work stipend
  • $1500 USD for Learning & Development

A little about us

We would love for you to try each of the platforms yourself, but for now, here’s a high level description of how each of the Hopin products work together as an ecosystem:

  • StreamYard – great for creating professional live streams, multistreaming, recording video content, podcasts, and streaming webinars..
  • Streamable – great for uploading, editing, and sharing your videos easily online.
  • Superwave – great for building online community with conversations structured around content.

Where and How We Hire

Being a remote company enables us to hire the best talent from selected locations around the world. We can engage with you in any of our jurisdictions listed below, all you need to do is demonstrate the legal right to work and be physically present in that country. Some roles may have specific workforce location requirements which will be noted on the job description.

  • Entity: Canada, UK, USA, Ireland
  • Employer of Record: India, Portugal, Spain
  • Full Time Contractor (Self Employed): Argentina, Honduras, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, U.A.E., Uruguay

At Hopin, we’re committed to cultivating an environment that promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are a global community and we believe our unique qualities must be celebrated as they are critical to our innovation. It’s essential to us that you bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, or otherwise. Inclusion isn’t just an initiative at Hopin. We strive to embed it not just into our core values but throughout our entire ecosystem.