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Android Developer, Cameras

ecobee, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Hi, we are ecobee. 

A proudly Canadian technology company transforming the smart home. ecobee introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat to help millions of consumers save money, conserve energy, and bring home automation into their lives. That was just the beginning. We continue our pursuit to create technology that brings peace of mind into the home and allows people to focus on the moments that matter most. We take pride in making a meaningful difference to the environment, all while being part of the exciting, connected home revolution. 

Why we love to do what we do: 

We’re helping build the world of tomorrow with solutions that improve everyday life while making a positive impact on the planet. Our products and services work in harmony to provide comfort, efficiency, and peace of mind for millions of homes and businesses. While we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, there’s still a lot we can do—and you can be part of it.  

Join our extraordinary team. 

We're a rapidly growing global tech company headquartered in the heart of downtown Toronto with offices in Toronto, Canada and Leeds, UK (and remote ecopeeps in the US). We get to work with some of North America and UK's leading professionals. Our colleagues are proud to bring their authentic selves to work, confident that what we do is grounded in a greater purpose. We’re always looking for curious, talented, and passionate people to join our team.

Who’ll You Be Joining:  

The ecobee SmartCamera, launched in 2020 to rave reviews, is your eyes and ears in ecobee’s helpful home. The beautiful exterior design is matched by powerful features inside. We have successfully shipped person detection, baby monitor support, smart focus, and integrations with Homekit and Alexa. This is just the beginning! Join us to make the best connected camera products in the world. 

The ecobee Leeds camera team is looking for an Android Developer. The ecobee app supports our full range of products and has over a million monthly users. To interoperate the SmartCamera with Voice Control and our home monitoring service - Haven – the app makes use of technologies such as GraphQL, geolocation and WebRTC audio/video. 

We’re looking for an Android Developer who not only loves learning about new technologies, but whose main passion is building great products for people to use. Our codebase is modern (almost entirely written in Kotlin) and we release every two weeks. You will be involved in the technical details of integrating our hardware and software products into the app for mobile customers. You’ll be working with UX designers, QA, other Mobile Developers to come up with great solutions to the problems we're trying to solve.

Based in the UK, you’ll work as part of the camera team to deliver new products and features. Close collaboration will also be needed with other mobile developers within ecobee, supporting other products.

Our riverside Leeds office is centrally and conveniently located on the Calls - 10 minute's walk from the train station.

How You’ll Make an Impact:  

  • Collaborate with the broader development team, project managers, and domain experts in evaluating requirements and crafting effective, transformative solutions
  • Stay abreast of new technology in audio+video as it relates to mobile delivery, making recommendations to the rest of the team
  • Live in Github building pull requests, reviewing code, merging branches, and generally being a standout colleague by seeking out and providing feedback
  • Contribute to the growth of our team by providing mentorship to junior developers
  • Collaborate, engage in design/architecture discussions, and share your ideas while building the next generation of features 

What You’ll Bring to the Table:    

  • Experience with the Android SDK and other open-source libraries 
  • Eager to learn about the Smart Home industry 
  • Proficient in Kotlin development
  • Strong experience and knowledge of Design and Architectural patterns and knows when to apply them. 
  • Experience working in an Agile Team environment as well as work independently 
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment with multiple concurrent priorities

What happens after you apply:  

Application review. It will happen by an actual person in Talent Acquisition. We get upwards of 100+ applications for some roles, it can take a few days, but every applicant can expect a note regarding their application status.  

Interview Process:   

  • A 30-minute phone call with a member in Talent Acquisition  
  • A first round virtual interview with the hiring manager – expect technical, behavioural and situational questions 
  • If your first round interview goes well, you can expect a take home technical test (this is said to take about 3-5 hours to complete). We tend to give anywhere between 2-4 days to submit the take home.
  • The interview itself! A 2-hour virtual interview is the next and last step. The first hour will be a technical discussion followed by an hour with a cross-functional group of ecopeeps - expect technical, behavioural and situational questions.

With ecobee, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Be part of something big: Get to work in a fresh, dynamic, and ever-growing industry.  
  • Make an environmental difference: Make a sustainable impact while on your daily job, and after it through programs like ecobee acts. 
  • Expand your career: Learn with our in-house learning enablement team, grow with our quarterly hackathons, and enjoy our generous professional learning budget. 
  • Put people first: Benefit from competitive salaries, health benefits, and a progressive Parental Top-Up Program (75% top-up or five bonus days off). 
  • Enjoy stocks options: Own ecobee stocks as an employee, a nice perk as we approach #1 in the smart home industry. 
  • Play a part on an exceptional culture: Enjoy a fun and casual workplace with an open concept office, located at Corus Quay. We’re a remote-first workplace until January 2022.  
  • Celebrate diversity: Be part of a truly welcoming workplace. We offer a mentorship program and bias training.  

Are you interested? Let's make it work. 

Our people are empowered to take ownership of their schedules with workflows that allow for flexible hours and are working exclusively from home until January 2022. After that, based on your job, you have an option of office, hybrid or fully remote work. We will be conducting our interviews and onboarding sessions through video until then. New team members will be starting remotely, with all necessary equipment provided and shipped to them.  

Ontario Only: At ecobee, it is our top priority to keep employees safe. As we continue to take measures to keep employees safe in our offices, we have adopted a mandatory vaccine policy to be present in the physical Toronto office or other ecobee sponsored events in Ontario as of November 1, 2021. As such, to be in our office, it is required to acknowledge a formal attestation and submit accompanying proof of vaccination status. 

We’re committed to inclusion and accommodation. 

ecobee believes that openness and diversity make us better. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Accommodations can be made upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Our recruitment team is happy to answer any questions candidates may have about virtual interviewing, onboarding, and future work locations.  

We’re up to incredible things. Come and be part of them. 

Discover our products and services and learn more about who we are.  

Ready to join ecobee? View current openings. 

Please note, ecobee does not accept unsolicited resumes.  

About ecobee

Why ecobee was born Before founding ecobee in 2007, Stuart Lombard was on a mission to reduce his family’s carbon footprint and save money. He found a lot of ways to conserve energy but most were complex and costly. However, he discovered that heating and cooling made up the majority of his home energy use. So, he tried a programmable thermostat. It turned out to be really complicated, even for someone with an engineering degree. And, unreliable. When Stuart and his family came home one winter day to find their house freezing, they'd had enough. He knew there had to be a better way and decided to build his own thermostat. A truly smart thermostat, that was easy to install, smart enough to deliver comfort, conserving energy and pay for itself in energy savings. That day, ecobee was born. We're on a mission We are focused on creating smarter wi-fi thermostats that are beautifully designed, easy to use, provide comfort and savings for families and are good for our planet.

Want to learn more about ecobee? Visit ecobee's website.