Engineering Manager - Android Applications Development

Berlin, Germany

The Role

At Zattoo we are building and operating on one of the most sophisticated video services on the planet: we decode hundreds of 24/7 live TV channels (including the most popular TV stations in Europe and the US), integrating state of the art UI for high-class VOD services and aim for the best user experience in our apps. The Android ecosystem is one of the most important ways for users to enjoy our service. We collaborate with Google and Amazon to make sure we leverage all the potential of these powerful ecosystems for our service.

All this is envisioned, built and maintained by our highly skilled Android team. As Engineering Manager - Android Application Development (f/m/x) your role is to enable your team to do their best. As a leader, you should be approachable, thoughtful, listen well, and facilitate easy exchange of ideas, knowledge, and practices. You should bring your own ideas on how to further optimize the architecture and help extend the capabilities of our system every day. You should be curious about the inner workings of our video encoding and streaming and be able to think and operate at scale.

What You'll Do

  • Provide organizational leadership for the Android team which is shared across different teams

  • Enable and support the professional growth of direct reports

  • Constantly raise the bar on quality and best practices

  • Own the technical vision with the support of the senior developers

  • Represent the Android team and collaborate with other departments to conceptualise, build, test and release best-in-class applications

  • Work hand in hand with other engineering managers and reduce complexity by optimizing joint processes

  • Lead the hiring process for the Android team

What You'll Bring

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years of development experience with at least 4+ years in Android application development and a deep understanding of the Android system build and application framework

  • 3+ years of experience leading and mentoring a team of software developers

  • Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills

  • Comfortable in working with remote colleagues, multidisciplinary teams and external partners

  • Proven track record of shipping several large-scale projects with multiple dependencies across various teams

  • Fluent verbal and written English language skills


  • TV app development (Cast API)

  • Adaptive video streaming / HLS experience

What We Offer You

    • Reward: strong market competitive salary

    • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays

    • Regulate: trust-based flexible working hours and the option for remote working 8 weeks per year


    • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market

    • We’re developing: your own development budget, German classes and Zattoo all-company hack days

    • We’re inclusive: ‘Zattooies’ are a fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 40 nationalities

    • We’re healthy: yoga classes, health checks, team sports, organic fruit, vegan options and more!

    • We’re responsible: we are carbon-neutral, an active employee Green team, discounted BVG tickets and free bike rentals

    • We’re sociable: a calendar of events with fireside chats, lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, monthly socials, summer party and an annual off-site event

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to the future of TV.

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