Senior Software Engineer - Android

Client-side Engineering | San Francisco, CA, United States

Soundhound has amassed a global user community of well over 300 million strong, utilizing our portfolio of core technologies and award winning products. We incorporated NLU, AI and machine learning to create amazing speech-to-messaging products and platforms. If you haven’t downloaded SoundHound and Hound from the App Store, do it today, and have some fun with the apps!

We just recently opened our San Francisco engineering office to enable those who reside in the North Bay to be a part of SoundHound without the hassle of a long commute to the South Bay. Did we mention that we are at the corners of Market and Sutter? Our front door is 5 steps away from the Montgomery Street BART escalators-cool and convenient!

You would be one of the first engineers hired in San Francisco, so your input and ideas into the office culture and product innovations will be felt for years to come.

We value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. 

We offer exceptional work/life balance, competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, daily catered lunches, and the opportunity to call a company home that's simultaneously changing the way we discover music, search the Internet, AND interact with machines. Yep, it's that cool. 

About the Role:

Welcome to Mobile Engineering at the company responsible for shipping not one, but two revolutionary applications.  SoundHound, one of the most popular Music and Search applications in the Play Store, and Hound, the ground-breaking personal assistant you can speak to naturally. In this position, you'll play a key role in leveraging SoundHound's cutting-edge backend technology to delight our hundreds of millions of users around the globe. You, along with your tight-knit team of passionate, innovative, and highly-collaborative Developers, will create polished and innovative mobile experiences. You believe things like SoundHound's unique 'LiveLyrics' feature, and Hound's ability to understand natural speech are awesome, and would relish the opportunity to sign your name to even cooler features within future products. Sound good? Read on!


  • Architect and drive development using the latest Android standards

  • Transform concepts and specifications into reality within our Android applications

  • Use the latest processes and tools in software development to both craft solutions and track progress


  • Published an app, either individually or as part of a team, that is live on the Play Store

  • BSCS or related degree
  • Strong English skills, both written and verbal

  • Fluency in and a deep knowledge of Android and Java programming

  • Knowledge of object oriented design and patterns

  • Experience with server API driven development

  • Enthusiasm for working in a high-profile, fast-paced startup. We ship to millions of people on a regular basis, with tight schedules and small teams, and it takes a certain kind of energy and drive to get it done! 

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with one or more of the following: low latency audio, low latency networking, performance analysis, third party SDK’s (Facebook, Fabric, etc.)

  • Worked on an app that has scaled to millions of users

  • Great insight into product features and what users want

How to Apply:

  • Download and use our Android apps. We'll talk to you about the experience as a part of the interview process.

  • Send us your resume.  If you have shipped any Android apps that you are proud of, point us in their direction.

  • Also, include a cover letter with anything else you'd like to share