Wanted: Senior Android Developer

We're Hiring

You will lead the development of Backblaze’s Android application. Your responsibilities will include designing and implementing features as well as fixing bugs in a timely manner within project constraints. There are significant enhancements in the works, and you’ll be a part of making them happen.


  • 10+ years of overall experience in software programming with 6 years minimum specializing in Android application development
  • At least 3 published applications on the Android Marketplace available for immediate download and review by our team
  • Experienced practicing Agile process
  • Extensive experience in delivering highly modular, model-driven application
  • Extensive experience with building applications using Java I/O, Collections, Algorithms and other well known application frameworks
  • Experienced developing rich GUIs for Android
  • Experienced with source code management techniques using Git
  • Solid understanding of algorithms, memory management, object oriented programming, MVC programming, and concurrent programming
  • Extensive experience detecting and correcting memory usage issues, as well as optimizing code for application performance
  • A solid understanding of operating system fundamentals such as processes, inter-process communication, multi-threading primitives, race conditions and deadlocks
  • Experienced with JSON, XML, and interfacing Android applications to server side APIs
  • Ability to function effectively and communicate with the following cross-functional teams: UX Designer, Project/Product Management, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and manage continuously changing business needs
  • Desire to work in a startup environment that includes rapid release, quick and reliable decision making, and a high degree of autonomy

Must have a strong background in:

  • Computer Science
  • Multi-threaded programming
  • Building reliable, testable software


  • Competitive healthcare plans
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • All employees receive option grants
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Strong coffee
  • Fully stocked micro kitchen
  • Catered breakfast and lunches
  • Awesome people who work on awesome projects
  • New parent childcare bonus
  • Normal work hours
  • Get to bring your pets into the office
  • San Mateo Office — located near Caltrain and Highways 101 & 280

If this all sounds like you:

  • Send an email to jobscontact@backblaze.com with the position in the subject line.
  • Tell us a bit about your work history.
  • Include your resume.

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Yev

Yev Pusin is the senior director of Marketing and sometimes Marketing chief of staff at Backblaze, which he joined in 2011. Yev has a degree in business and communications from the University of Iowa, where he developed an alliteration affinity. Yev enjoys writing in an amusing way about the "why" of things and how decisions are made, so that readers can learn and be entertained all at once. Follow Yev on: Twitter: @YevP | LinkedIn: Yev Pusin