Senior Software Engineer - Android

| Greater Boston Area

Lose It! for Android has been a staple of the Google Play Health & Fitness category for years. Our product-first strategy has resulted in over 100k daily active Android users that we’re able to help live healthier lives. It’s important to us that we continue to improve our app, staying at the forefront of Android, and often adopting the very latest platform capabilities.

As an Senior Software Engineer for Android at Lose It!, you'll help design and build new features, products, and capabilities for our mobile app. We believe that small teams of talented people can do great things, so we're looking for someone that can contribute to all phases of building a great product.

What makes a great Senior Software Engineer at Lose It!?

  • Executes tactical efforts autonomously using Java and Kotlin
  • High productivity; writes a lot of code
  • Very responsive; quickly adapts to code feedback
  • Solid understanding of the Android platform, Java and Kotlin
  • Supports teammates; makes the developers around them better
  • Highly influential within the Android development team

About Lose It!

Lose It! is a leading consumer software company based in the heart of Boston. Our app and online platforms have helped people get healthier and lose over 60 million pounds worldwide, through calorie tracking and social support. With a top grossing Health & Fitness app in both the iOS and Android app stores and millions of members returning to use the app each week, we're proud of the impact that we've had and are passionate about mobilizing the world to achieve a healthy weight.

Along with our core program, we’re excited to have recently launched our newest product, embodyDNA. With embodyDNA, members can submit a DNA sample and get helpful weight loss insights based on their unique traits.

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Why work at Lose It!

Lose It! offers incredible benefits, flexible hours, and a work hard/ play hard culture. If you picture yourself working on solving one of the world’s biggest issues with a smart team, then heading out for apps and drinks with your peers, we’re the company for you! Join our creative, fun, fast-moving company with ample opportunity to learn and develop areas you’d like to work on professionally.

Compelling markets and technology: Lose It! is at the forefront of health and fitness, corporate wellness, machine learning, nutrigenomics and mobile and cloud computing.

A track record of success: Our founders are seasoned startup professionals; they've taken a company public, sold companies to Macromedia and Microsoft, and raised capital from firms ranging from General Catalyst to Polaris to United Healthcare's Innovation Group.

Small team, deep and interesting challenges: We may be a small team (under 40 people total), but we're always pushing the limits of current knowledge. The problems we solve are deep, complex and fascinating.

Professional growth opportunities: We encourage continuous learning through sponsoring employees to attend conferences and seminars to network, expand their knowledge and build their skillset. We also incorporate team building exercises, brainstorming sessions, and retreats to optimize how we work together as a team.

We have fun: We have a genuine camaraderie that makes us look forward to coming to work every day. (The other perks and benefits listed below don't hurt either.)

Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible hours
  • Open vacation policy
  • Profit sharing
  • Gym membership or wellness reimbursement
  • Commuter subsidization and prime location for public transportation
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401k plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Company lunches and happy hours
  • Weekly organic fruit delivery
  • Frequent company outings and trips
  • Great collective beer knowledge
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Objective CLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • BrazeCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Right near the Park Street T station, we're in one of the most convenient locations in the city!

An Insider's view of Lose It!

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

You’ve got to do your job and do it well, but doing that absolutely should not get in the way of your life.

Sarah

Product Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our iterative, testing mentality has made me much more flexible in the way I think. I've learned how to break down large marketing initiatives into short-term projects that we can learn from and use to define the next stage.

Erin

Director of Marketing

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Everyone on my team is an entrepreneur. I help them set big, audacious goals, line up resources, and formulate a strategy. But when it comes to the actual execution, every individual is in the driver's seat, leveraging their ideas and creativity to achieve the goal.

Patrick

VP of Growth

How does the company support your career growth?

Lose It! has helped me understand my strengths and develop a plan for my growth internally, but also for my career in the longterm as well. The guidance is valuable to have a definitive plan to reach my goals not only at Lose It! but in my marketing career.

Amanda

Marketing Manager

What are Lose It! Perks + Benefits

Lose It! Benefits Overview

Lose It! offers incredible benefits, flexible hours, and a work hard/ play hard culture. If you picture yourself working on solving one of the world’s biggest issues with a smart team, then heading out for apps and drinks with your peers, we’re the company for you! Join our creative, fun, fast-moving company with ample opportunity to learn and develop areas you’d like to work on professionally.

Our employees say it best:

"There isn't one perk that outdoes them all. The overwhelming sentiment at Lose It! is thoughtfulness: the leadership here makes sure each perk contributes to our day, helping us be happier and more efficient. From a custom desk setup, to our favorite drinks and snacks, to frequent outings that bring our people closer together, it makes the office feel more like a home and the team feel more like family."
- Andrea Whitley, Marketing Manager

“Coming from a large company and changing jobs within the last year, I have seen a lot of long lists of different benefits/perks that some companies offer. When reviewing these lists of benefits it doesn’t take long to see that the goal of most of them is to keep employees happy while spending more time at the office. The company trip to Paris felt completely different. It really felt like exploring the city/country with our family was just as important as the work we were doing while we were there.”
- Rob King, Infrastructure Engineer

"My favorite perk has to be fully paid for health care. And it’s not just fully paid, it’s a top flight plan. Knowing that I’m getting the best possible healthcare for my family and that it’s not even a monthly expense for me is huge."
- Senior Software Engineer

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer employees the option to pay for eligible healthcare expenses through an FSA on a pre-tax basis. Employees have access to the full amount of FSA contribution within one week of enrollment.
Disability Insurance
Lose It! offers life insurance and long term disability through Mutual of Omaha for all full time employees.
Dental Benefits
Lose It! Offers the Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier plan and pays 100% of the Insurance Premiums, less a $1 nominal monthly fee for full time employees.
Vision Benefits
Lose It! offers the VSP Vision Care plan and pays 100% of the Vision Insurance Premiums for all full time employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer the Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy PP 2000 insurance plan in conjunction with an HRA component that pays 100% of any deductible amount. The company also pays 100% of Health Insurance premiums.
Life Insurance
Lose It! offers life insurance and long term disability through Mutual of Omaha for all full time employees.
Wellness Programs
Employees can get reimbursed for up to $90/month for wellness related expenses, including massages, lift tickets, gym memberships, personal training, fitness classes, workout attire and more.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Lose It! works with Vanguard to provide a tax-advantaged way for employees to save for their retirement.
401(K) Matching
Lose It! is excited to provide 401(K) matching offered through Vanguard Retirement Services. Lose It! will match up to 50% of employee's contributions to $4,000 for a total of a $2,000 match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
As long as the company has been profitable, we’ve offered annual profit sharing. We aim to reward employees for a job well done, & provide an extra incentive each year to go above & beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value trust, responsibility and autonomy here at Lose It!. As long as you are getting your work done well, your in-office time can be very flexible.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Our ‘take it when you need it’ vacation policy encourages employees to play hard and recharge when they need it.
Paid Holidays
In addition to our unlimited vacation policy, we offer at least seven paid holidays annually.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We’ve got two taps in our office, and a fridge stocked with other local brews and wines. Have a special request? We’ll get it ordered (within reason) for the Friday All Hands Meetings.
Casual Dress
Wear what makes you comfortable, it’s as simple as that.
Commuter Benefits
We cover commuting expenses for full time employees, including Monthly MBTA and Commuter Rail passes along with parking passes for employees who drive into the city.
Company Outings
Lose It! hosts an all-company retreat at Loon Mountain each January, and paid for all employees and their families to spend up to 5 weeks in Paris in the summer of 2018.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Our weekly fruit delivery, healthy snack drawer and cold drink fridge (coconut water, iced tea, etc.) are all ways we help minimize any snack-related stress.
Some Meals Provided
On Mondays and Wednesdays we have lunch delivered through Forkable - you’ll get to choose your own meal each week.
Happy Hours
Our Friday all-hands meetings are a time for the company to come together to share progress on projects, drink some beer / wine and hang out with each other at the end of each week.
Parking
We cover commuting expenses for full time employees, including Monthly MBTA and Commuter Rail passes along with parking passes for employees who drive into the city.
Recreational Clubs
Lose It! pays fees for employees participating in group events like Spartan Races, 5ks and the Build Entrepreneur Games. We encourage group activities outside of the work space!
Fitness Subsidies
Lose It! reimburses up to $90 a month for wellness related expenses, including items such as gym memberships, sport lessons, massages and lift tickets.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compelling markets and technology: Lose It! is at the forefront of health and fitness, corporate wellness, machine learning, nutrigenomics and mobile and cloud computing.

A track record of success: Our founders are seasoned startup professionals; they've taken a company public, sold companies to Macromedia and Microsoft, and raised capital from firms ranging from General Catalyst to Polaris to United Healthcare's Innovation Group.

Small team, deep and interesting challenges: We may be a small team (under 40 people total), but we're always pushing the limits of current knowledge. The problems we solve are deep, complex and fascinating.

Professional growth opportunities: We encourage continuous learning through sponsoring employees to attend conferences and seminars to network, expand their knowledge and build their skillset. We also incorporate team building exercises, brainstorming sessions, and retreats to optimize how we work together as a team.

We have fun: We have a genuine camaraderie that makes us look forward to coming to work every day. (The other perks and benefits listed don't hurt either.)

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