Android Developer

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The Overview

It's a fun time to be building a ticketing app. Mobile ticketing right now is where photo sharing was five years ago (i.e. awful). We're changing that.

At the end of last year we launched the first version of the SeatGeek Android app. Until then, buying a sports/concert ticket on Android involved staring at a static map of a stadium and trying to figure out where you'd sit. The app has the first interactive (i.e. Google Maps-style) seating charts on Android. They're big and gorgeous.

But the app is only 20% done. The map/search experience works well, but the app is missing authentication, tracking, recommendations, notifications, seamless purchasing, and much more.

Mobile apps are a big focus for us. Our iOS app had a bit of a head start and already has over a million users. Our goal is not to clone our iOS app on Android; we're building something that's purposefully, willfully for Android, through and through. We hope it defines sports and music on the platform.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Work on major components and new features of the SeatGeek Android app
  • Work with the SeatGeek design folks to build a UI that stands out among the best Android interfaces

What We're Looking For

  • Someone who cares about building experiences that are used and loved by millions
  • Someone with prior Android experience and apps in the Play Store

Job Perks

  • A competitive base salary and equity stake in a well-funded early stage company
  • A culture where the product is king
  • A monthly budget to spend on tickets to live events
  • A laid-back, fun workplace with an endless supply of snacks/coffee/beer, frequent team lunches, and social jaunts organized by Eric Waller, our official Social Chair
  • The opportunity to write code that is used outside of SeatGeek, e.g. we've opensourced our a/b testing framework, Sixpack, our Redis-backed autocompleting service, Soulmate, and our Python string matching library, FuzzyWuzzy
  • A superb benefits package, including full health/dental/vision
  • Hackathons: scheduled times when everyone drops what they’re doing and builds cool stuff in small groups

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