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Android Developer - Decentralized Social Media / Web - Open Source

Company: Planetary
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Planetary is looking to hire a full time developer to work on open source decentralized social media protocols. Planetary uses and contributes development to the secure scuttlebutt and is working with Twitter's new Bluesky to build a new decentralized social media protocol.

We're looking for developers who care about changing the world, building a future where a single company doesn't control our data, where governments and advertisers can't read our every message.

Planetary is a fully remote company with people in California, Spain, Uruguay, and New Zealand.

This position is for a lead developer for building an Android application for planetary, a decentralized user controlled social media application.


  • Design and build advanced applications for Android
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Assist in gathering requirements, designing solutions, and building decentralized protocols
  • Research and contribute to existing protocols and standard

    You might be a good fit if you have:
    • Expertise in one or more relevant fields: applied cryptography, user authentication and authorization standards, open messaging protocols, decentralized networks
    • Great verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience developing open source software
    • Experience working on small teams with a bias towards action
    • Experience working remotely
    • Enthusiasm for learning and trying new things
    • Understand blockchain but don't believe it's a universal solution.
    • Experience interacting with native code and gomobile libraries.
    • Have experience developing with / for scuttlebutt, dat, gun, ipfs, matrix, ceramic, holochain, mim, and solid.

      • Working experience in Android development
      • Have published one or more Android apps in the google play store
      • Experience working with Andoid UI frameworks and integration.
      • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
      • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
      • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle


        We're a funded company doing open source development of a decentralized future that puts communities in control of their digital spaces. We provide competitive salaries to developers located anywhere. This is a full time position.

Keywords: Planetary, Berkeley , Android Developer - Decentralized Social Media / Web - Open Source, Advertising , Berkeley, California

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