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Android Engineer (3+ years of experience)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Captions is the AI-powered creative studio. Millions of creators around the world have used Captions to make their video content stand out from the pack and we're on a mission to empower the next billion.

Based in NYC, we are a team of ambitious, experienced, and devoted engineers, designers, and marketers. You'll be joining an early team where you'll have an outsized impact on both the product and company's culture.

We’re very fortunate to have some the best investors and entrepreneurs backing us, including Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncommon Projects, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Antoine Martin, Julie Zhuo, Ben Rubin, Jaren Glover, SVAngel, 20VC, Ludlow Ventures, Chapter One, Lenny Rachitsky, and more.

Check out our latest milestone and our recent feature on the TODAY show and the New York Times.

** Please note that all of our roles will require you to be in-person at our NYC HQ (located in Union Square) **


  • Design and deliver high-quality, consumer facing features and products for Captions’ native Android platform that push the limits of mobile technology.

  • Collaborate with product-design, engineering, and other cross-functional partners to ship smooth, stable, and elegant products that will reach millions of users globally.

  • Lead full-stack mobile application development from inception through design, implementation, and launch for client side features and server APIs / services.

  • Play a meaningful role in influencing the Android product and technology roadmap and architecture decisions.


  • 3+ years of native Android development experience, and highly proficient in technologies like Java, Kotlin, Android SDK.

  • A true self-starter: you have an entrepreneur’s intrinsic motivation, capable of independently running with business and product ideas without explicit guidance.

  • You have experience creating widely used, sophisticated consumer facing Android applications (and experience launching more than one generation).

  • Experience designing and building server-side APIs and components that interface with mobile applications.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Anything you need to do your best work

  • We’ve done team off-sites to places like Paris, London, Park City, Los Angeles, Upstate NY, and Nashville with more planned in the future.

Captions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please note benefits apply to full time employees only.