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Senior Software Engineer (Android, Health)



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023
At WHOOP, we're on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers users to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives. Our wearable device tracks key physiological metrics such as heart rate variability, resting heart rate, and sleep quality to provide personalized insights into users' fitness, health, and recovery.
As a Senior Software Engineer (Android) on the Health team, you will help build and maintain exciting features across our three core pillars at WHOOP (Strain, Sleep & Recovery) and connect members to our powerful data science algorithms through beautiful visualizations. You will help our members understand all aspects of their health: physical, mental, and emotional and guide them in ways to take action to improve it. The Health team works with cutting-edge technology and research in the health and wellness industry and develops novel measurements, such as WHOOP's stress monitoring feature.


  • Utilize knowledge of Kotlin and Java to develop and maintain product features and communicate with a RESTful backend
  • Work with Product Engineers to devise solutions to challenges across the WHOOP system
  • Document new features and architecture
  • Help groom and ramp-up of other mobile developers while helping the backend team design data contracts
  • Analyze and monitor user metrics and feedback to determine crash rate or potential bugs and to improve engagement
  • Participate in the release process including getting the app built, managing build variants, signing, sending and testing through Firebase, and submitting to the App store
  • Self organize using productivity tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Github


  • Product minded engineer with empathy for the customer experience
  • Possess a strong willingness to learn and grow rapidly across Android and external systems
  • Experience in building, testing, debugging, and delivering native Android apps in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of Kotlin and frameworks such as Coroutines, Android Jetpack libraries (including ViewModel, Flows, and Navigation), Room database, and retrofit / okhttp.
  • Experience using Git to organize feature work
  • Expert knowledge of Android application structure and components as well as lifecycle and Android Design Guidelines
  • Well-versed in communicating with a RESTful backend
  • Experience using best-practice mobile architecture and modular design, including patterns such as MVVM
  • Expert knowledge of Android application structure and components as well as lifecycle and Android Design Guidelines
Find out more about us: "WHOOP Software Principles"
This role is based in the WHOOP office located in Boston, MA. The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate if necessary to work out of the Boston, MA office.
Interested in the role, but don’t meet every qualification? We encourage you to still apply! At WHOOP, we believe there is much more to a candidate than what is written on paper, and we value character as much as experience. As we continue to build a diverse and inclusive environment, we encourage anyone who is interested in this role to apply.
WHOOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-verify to determine employment eligibility