Experienced Android Engineer

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya | Full-time | Fully remote


OkHi is a smart addressing system, enabling 4 billion people to “be included”.

We’re solving a problem affecting half of the world and costing businesses $200bn a year.

Backed by Google and Facebook, we’re a team with Silicon Valley expertise, strong values and a pioneering culture. 


We’ve raised $1.8M to bring in talent that can power us to Series A and ultimately, our Mission.


We need you! 

OkHi is solving a global problem and we’re growing fast. This creates an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for an Experienced Android Engineer to join our mobile engineering team and build products that our users truly love.

As an experienced Android Engineer you::

  • Are experienced in mobile app development, with at least 4 years of experience in Native Android (Java / Kotlin)
  • Are experienced in developing, releasing and maintaining successful mobile applications used by tens of thousands of users
  • Are passionate about building scalable and well-structured mobile applications using Java and/or Kotlin
  • Have extensive experience with working with Geolocation & Real-time services
  • Have built tools and/or libraries for yourself or for other developers to use
  • Are able to ship applications on time
  • Can work effectively within a team but are also equally comfortable working autonomously
  • Have a passion for crafting experiences that users and developers rave about.
  • Are quality-minded and are interested in all parts of software development: coding, testing, deployment, monitoring.
  • Bonus points if you have experience with React Native, Swift, iOS , server-side languages or setting up infrastructure  i.e NodeJS, GCP, AWS, Kubernetes, the Elastic stack

You will...

  • Develop and maintain highly reliable, performant and scalable mobile applications
  • Develop and maintain highly reliable, performant and scalable mobile libraries and SDks with developer experience in mind
  • Implement innovative and creative solutions for dealing with Chinese based Android devices
  • Write clear documentation both in-line code as well as on our Developer documentation platform on how to use the awesome tools and/or features you’ve built.
  • Design and implement testing strategies that measure the performance of the applications you built as well as catch any potential bugs
  • Problem solve bugs or issues developers encounter while using your libraries as well as incorporating developer feature requests into your release cycle
  • Dive into our analytics tools to determine whether or not a particular feature you built is working as expected
  • Manage field testing of your applications  with testers and developers
  • Take part in every stage of development from concept to deployment
  • Proactively participate in and improve our product development processes
  • Participate in code reviews and peer programming sessions
  • Work fully remote with a team of supportive and passionate engineers, product managers and designers

We are...

  • Purpose driven and passionate about having a big impact on the world, enabling people to “be included”
  • An international company attempting to create the best company to work for in Africa
  • An open and inclusive working environment with a culture that encourages innovation, experimentation, willingness to fail and collaboration
  • Guided by our five core values which support us in our daily decisions across all aspects of the business


      • Be bold - make audacious decisions
      • Be open - build trust by being vulnerable
      • Go lean - increase the speed of learning
      • Grow together - with open feedback and collaboration
      • Enjoy your journey - life is a marathon, not a sprint


  • Motivated by your growth, working with the team to provide resources and support that will accelerate your professional and personal growth
  • Excited to meet diverse, multi talented and engaged people to help us on our journey
  • Backed by world class investors including the co-founder of AirBnb Nate Blecharczyk, ex-CFO of Google Patrick Pichette and Google


  • Generous ESOP
  • Unlimited annual paid leave
  • Autonomy, Fully flexible hours
  • Medical Insurance
  • Insurance cover for personal phones and laptops
  • Annual work from home budget
  • Monthly internet stipend
  • Company off-sites