Engineering Manager - Android

Job description

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei, employing people across the world.

Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies.

Purpose of the role

As a leader within the ProtonMail team, you will be responsible for managing a team of Android engineers that designs, builds, and maintains our flagship native app for Android. Your team will have direct responsibility for launching critical new features that enable our customers to communicate privately and securely by encrypted email. As a member of the ProtonMail leadership team you will advocate for making continuous investments in developer productivity and code quality while ensuring fast feature delivery. You will report directly to the Head of Engineering for ProtonMail.


What you will do

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop strategies for your team
  • Lead and participate in technical design and product discussions
  • Hire, develop, and coach engineers, and help them learn and grow to achieve their goals
  • Hold yourself and your team accountable to high engineering standards
  • Guide your team to continuously improve our systems towards greater observability and resiliency
  • Develop efficient processes, instill a sense of urgency, and motivate your team to operate with high velocity, ownership, and accountability
  • Design products, systems, and services that solve your customers' problems
  • Facilitate alignment and clarity across teams on goals, outcomes, and timelines.

Job requirements

  • 8+ years of software development or equivalent experience, including 5+ years developing with Android
  • 2+ years directly managing engineers
  • A history of collaboration with product, product marketing, design, and analytics on developing product roadmaps
  • Experience creating well-crafted, maintainable code
  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Technologies we use and teach

  • Kotlin, Java
  • Coroutines, multithreading
  • RESTful APIs
  • Jetpack Compose


Why you should join Proton

  • We work on interesting problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our collaborative culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for learning and professional fulfillment.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. ProtonMail supports journalists, and advocates of free speech and democracy around the world. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy movement that is changing the world.


ProtonMail uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.


Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.