System Software Engineer, Android Framework

Software at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane's System Software team is responsible for firmware, operating system software, hardware-accelerated algorithms, and core developer frameworks supporting our products.  We serve as the glue between our hardware teams and our higher-level software teams, and delight in finding creative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary problems as we bring our product visions to life.

As a software engineer on this team, you will customize the Android Framework for a variety of prototyping and product development initiatives.  You will empower developers to effectively use all of the hardware resources available in our products.  You will collaborate closely with our device and cloud services software engineering teams to enable delightful user experiences, robust network connectivity, and optimal performance per watt.

What You Might Do

  • Customize and extend AOSP for prototypes and products
  • Design SDKs and APIs that empower developers to maximize creative expression and overall utility of our hardware platforms
  • Optimize performance and power consumption across all aspects of our OS

Essential Qualifications 

  • 2+ years experience developing Java, JNI, and C++ code for Android devices
  • Familiarity with the Android Framework and HALs
  • Ability to collaborate in a psychologically safe and healthy team environment

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing a fork of AOSP for custom hardware platforms
  • Experience with Android Telephony, Wireless, or Multimedia frameworks
  • Experience developing end-to-end features from kernel drivers through framework APIs

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

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At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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