Mobile app developer for the decentralized web

Mobile app developer for the decentralized web

  • Start Date: April 01, 2020
  • Job Location: Montreal, QC, Canada (flexible, remote first ok)
  • Job Type: Contract 3 months. Possible extension to full-time
  • Salary Range: 7,000/month USD

eQualit.ie is seeking an experienced Android mobile developer to contribute to the development and rapid growth of the CENO Browser – a novel and open source technology designed to work in networks experiencing extreme censorship and disconnections from the Internet. Built on Mozilla’s Firefox for Android, CENO Browser utilizes the Ouinet library to retrieve and share web content peer-to-peer over Bittorrent’s DHT. Want to help people living in Iran, Myanmar, Russia, China and countless others around the world access digital content freely? This is the team you can do it with!

The role

Working within a tight-knit team of engineers, user research and UI design partners, as well as other colleagues from eQualitie, your duties will include:

  • Migrating the existing browser base from Fennec to Fenix
  • Implementing UI improvements in the CENO Browser Android app according to provided wireframes
  • Unit-testing code for robustness, usability, and general reliability
  • Bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Maintaining the highest level of defensive programming practices
  • Listening critically and giving viable feedback to team members, managers, and outside groups
  • Documenting work toward long-term maintenance and reproducibility
  • Being on time with product timelines and deliverables

You should:

  • Have experience with Android app development (experience with mobile web browser development a strong plus)
  • Have experience in a test-driven approach to software development & version control with git
  • Be reachable for at least 2 hours on working days between 9am – 5pm CET
  • Have experience in network programming (HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP) and familiarity with peer-to-peer (BitTorrent) technologies

Nice to have:

  • Published at least one original mobile app
  • Java project experience
  • Enjoy delving into other people’s code, debugging and improving it
  • Excellent development credentials and years of experience working with a variety of technologies
  • A strong desire to work on free and open-source software

About us

eQualitie is a small company run on not-for-profit principles. Our goal and motivation is to promote and protect human rights in the digital age. We solve complex technical problems for improving digital defences, introducing privacy to online activity, enabling freedom of expression and association online. This project builds on knowledge and technology from https://censorship.no

How to apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how your experience and motivation match our requirements. Please include your Github username or another platform where we can see your previous projects .

eQualitie welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We are a remote-first company and offer flexible working arrangements. We are keen to hear from people who consider themselves under-represented in the software, technology or FLOSS communities – even if they feel they meet only some of our needs. You can read more about our principles here: https://equalit.ie/values