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Principal Android Apps Engineer - Yahoo Mail



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox with hundreds of millions of users. It’s the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever.

A little about Yahoo

Yahoo is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media, communication and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Yahoo brands are shaping the future of communication and media.

Our mission

  • Build brands consumers love

  • Build platforms customers love

  • Build a company talent loves

We are looking for great talent - mobile, frontend and backend software developers, UX designers, and product engineers that can contribute to the development of our exciting next-generation products. If you are excited about the overall lifecycle of a product - building, coding, testing, launching and learning, this is the place to be, because you will learn and gain hands-on experience while engaged in projects with significant impact on the success of our businesses. You are a great problem solver, the capability to work independently as well as with a team, and the willingness to learn from our leadership.


We are currently looking for a highly qualified Android developer to help us build the next generation of mobile mail experience for Yahoo. We need a dedicated and technically strong engineer with industry knowledge to make our apps even better and to drive the evolution and expansion of our current applications portfolio into new technology areas and market segments.

The road ahead is exciting, and our team is moving fast. Your work will be seen and touched by millions of people, worldwide. If you believe you have what it takes to help shape our future then look no further, apply now, and get ready for the ride of your life!


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related major and strong record of academic achievement, or equivalent practical experience

  • Deep technical knowledge of Android mobile application development with a solid understanding of the framework components and their life cycles

  • Strong foundation in Computer Science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design optimized for embedded systems

  • 8+ years programming experience in Kotlin, Java, C#, C++ or equivalent

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

You will be

  • Responsible for the definition, design, development and timely completion of major new features in current and future products

  • Performing code reviews for your peers where you will be learning from and contributing to a collaborative working model

  • Recommending alternative approaches to solving complex problems and utilizing new technology to achieve goals

  • Tackling hard engineering and user experience problems and solving them in an elegant and seamless manner

  • Taking ownership of features and areas of the mobile application that will impact millions of users

  • Working with engineering team members to explore and create interesting solutions while sharing knowledge amongst the team

  • Working closely with product teams, designers, and other developers to create a truly delightful user experience

Bonus points if you have

  • Experience developing mail application

  • Experience in leading app growth initiatives

  • Shipped an app to the Google Play store

  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments

  • Experience with mobile web development

  • Experience with SCRUM or similar agile development methodology

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $143,625.00 - $299,375.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.