Senior/Staff Software Engineer, Android Performance

Palo Alto, CA
USD 145k - 266k
JavaScript Android C++ Unity HTML
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About AppLovin

AppLovin makes technologies that help businesses of every size connect to their ideal customers. The company provides end-to-end software and AI solutions for businesses to reach, monetize and grow their global audiences. For more information about AppLovin, visit:

To deliver on this mission, our global team is composed of team members with life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that mirror our developers and customers around the world. At AppLovin, we are intentional about the team and culture we are building, seeking candidates who are outstanding in their own right and also demonstrate their support of others.

Fortune recognized AppLovin as one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022, and is a Certified Great Place to Work in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Check out the rest of our awards HERE.


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior/Staff Software Engineer with a focus on improving the performance of AppLovin's Android SDK. In this role, you will work closely with our mobile engineering team to identify and implement measurable performance improvements across all aspects of our Android SDK. You should have a strong background in Android development, and a passion for optimizing app performance.


    • Identify, prioritize, and implement performance improvements for the AppLovin Android SDK
    • Design and implement systems to analyze and monitor performance at scale
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in Android performance optimization


    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • 5+ years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on Android development
    • Strong knowledge of the Android SDK and OS
    • Experience with performance optimization on Android
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Bonus points if you have:

    • Experience with native code on Android (C/C++)
    • Experience with performance optimization on Unity
    • Experience or interest in AdTech and/or game development
    • Familiarity with web technologies like HTML and JavaScript


    • Competitive salary and equity compensation
    • Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Work from home stipend each paycheck
    • 401k matching and employee stock purchase plan
    • Flexible time off - take time when you need it
AppLovin provides a competitive total compensation package with a pay-for-performance rewards approach. The expected base pay range for this CA based position is $145,000 - $266,000. Total compensation at AppLovin is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Depending on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical and other benefits.

AppLovin provides a competitive total compensation package with a pay for performance rewards approach. Total compensation at AppLovin is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Depending on the position offered, equity, and other forms of incentive compensation (as applicable) may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to dental, vision, and other benefits.

US base pay range (total compensation package will be commensurate with experience)
$152,000$247,000 USD
AppLovin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about EEO rights as an applicant here.
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