Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 65 million people around the world spend over 15 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!
We are seeking a self-starting, ambitious Android Developer with experience developing sophisticated applications on the Android Platform using the Android SDK to join our Advertising Squad.  In this high-impact role, your work will have a direct effect on our company’s bottom line, as a crucial member of a revenue generating squad. If you program in Java, enjoy working with the latest Android SDKs, and implementing innovative UIs, then Wattpad’s Android Developer is your next move. The code you write will directly impact millions of users! Your work will reach a massive global audience: our apps have a total of 130 million downloads.

What you'll be doing

  • Work closely with cross-functional team of engineers, product, and design teams to customize the Wattpad experience for the Android platform
  • Implement custom native user interfaces using the latest Android programming techniques
  • Program in Java and build reusable Android software components
  • Serve as a key member of the Android team
  • Produce the best Android products and user experiences
  • Identify and solve tough problems quickly
  • Proactively improve Wattpad and the way we get things done for our community of readers and writers
  • Code, design, test, debug, maintain, and document
  • What we're looking for

  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field --- highly relevant transferable skills will also be considered
  • 2+ years building applications for Android Devices
  • Experience writing testable code
  • Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skillsHigh level of passion for development
  • Bonus Points for:
  • Previous experience in an AdTech role or deep exposure to advertising networks
  • Previous experience with revenue generating teams or products
  • Existing app portfolio is a huge plus!
  • What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity (stock options)
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Hackathons
  • Health benefits, fully covered on us!
  • Generous parental leave top-up
  • Transit pass, choice of hardware, flexible hours
  • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!
  • About Wattpad
    Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
    What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
    What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
    How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.
    Culture and Diversity
    Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.
    We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. Our team is as diverse and eclectic as the global Wattpad community. In case it’s not clear: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.