Senior Android Engineer - Core Team at Yum! Brands, Inc.

Posted on: 03/10/2021

Location: Chicago (ON-SITE)

full time

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Tags: nosql kotlin android sql

**Who we are:** Our story might surprise you. We’re the world’s largest restaurant company—encompassing KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell—but there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than just frying chicken, baking pizzas, and serving up tacos. We put this delicious food in the hands of customers through apps, websites, kiosks, POS, and other digital dining experiences – and we are only getting started. Here in Chicago, we’re building out a bold team of hackers to help Yum! Brands deliver the next generation of software to 50,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries. That’s a huge responsibility, which is why we’re on a mission to find the most fearless engineers to join our software startup within Yum!. Yum!'s vision for the future is simple: a world with more Yum!: with our iconic brands in more places, and more ways for consumers to access them. The key and not-so-secret ingredient in our recipe for growth is our unrivaled talent and culture, which fuels our results. And like all companies who win consistently, our brands, employees, and franchisees will need to continually adjust to stay relevant now and in the future. The software we’re building does just that: it serves people in new ways to make team members more productive and customers happier. **What we need:** The Point of Sales team is seeking a senior level Android developer who has both a very solid understanding of Android and of Computer Science concepts in general. The POS domain brings with it some very unique and exciting problems to solve: peer-to-peer replication, interacting with external in-store hardware, generalizing a solution for multiple brand needs, and performance tuning with the consideration that our app runs potentially all day long. **You will:** * Be building an Android-based point-of-sale and operations platform that will be a critical tool in tens of thousands of restaurants around the world * Have the opportunity to work on challenging problems in an environment where you can have a very large impact on the end product * Solve problems with new and emerging technologies including distributed databases, real-time syncing, message queues, and distributed transactions **You have:** * A bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent experience * Published native Android apps in your portfolio * Expert knowledge of the Android SDK and good working knowledge of all new Android and Kotlin concepts * A proven history of writing robust software. This includes having a solid grasp of and respect for proper architectures and testing strategies * Experience architecting and building libraries, SDK, and tools for internal and external consumption * Ability to self-direct and prioritize work for other developers * Willingness and ability to own/manage specific aspects of the development process including implementation, testing, or deployment (CI/CD) **We prefer:** * Startup experience * Strong background in reactive UI patterns (RxJava/Flow) * Experience building payment systems * Experience with peer-to-peer networks and building distributed systems * Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases, knowledge of their tradeoffs * Experience integrating with hardware peripherals including printers and payment terminals * Experience customizing the Android OS and deploying it on X86 hardware * Social proof of your passion for software development (blog, personal apps or websites, meetup presentations, community involvement) **A few of our perks:** * 4 weeks of vacation PLUS holidays * 5 sick days * 2 paid volunteer days * 401k matching * Medical, dental, vision * Life insurance * Half day Fridays * Generous parental leave * A world-famous recognition culture