Android Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee, United States Full-time

The mobile team at Lonely Planet is the caretaker of Guides, the company’s flagship app which is aimed to be the best travel companion for users traveling on the ground in any location.


As a team, we rise to the challenge of bringing over 40 years of authored travel content to life on mobile devices in a way that is engaging for our community and relevant for individual travellers around the globe.


We’re passionate about our products and the evolving technologies we use to build them. We are looking for engineers who want to build stuff quickly, break things along the way, and fix it even faster. We use lean principles, value rapid deployment, metrics driven engineering, and experimentation.



The Android Engineer will be a key contributor to Android development at Lonely Planet, Franklin, TN or San Francisco, CA (We will also consider remote candidates who are based elsewhere in the United States and are authorized to work there without sponsorship). This includes translating design concepts into a beautiful mobile experience as well as working with our new backend APIs. The Android Engineer will work on our flagship Guides app and work closely with Design, QA, DevOps, and Product teams to redefine the travel experience.

  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Build client-side Android applications for multiple LP initiatives.
  • Assist with server side development as needed to support LP mobile applications.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, or related field from a four-year accredited university, or an additional 4 years of experience as a software engineer.
  • At least 2 years of experience with Android development and Java.
  • Growing proficiency building apps for the Android platform, including application design, memory management, asynchronous behavior, interfacing with APIs, and location services, deployed on many different devices.
  • At least one app published in Google Play.
  • Experience translating Sketch files to layouts with pixel precision.



  • Experience working closely with world-class UX/UI designers and converting their designs into beautiful products.
  • Previous experience at a startup environment or working in a small team driven by lean methodologies.


What’s in it for you?

Lonely Planet has been around for 40 years and is a well-known travel brand. This is an opportunity to be involved with the re-invention of one of the world’s most loved travel brands. We have offices around the globe and content contributors in almost every single country. We love travel, and you should love it too. It makes for a company of people that are really fun to be around. We have an inherent urge for self-development by experiencing the unknown, confronting unforeseen challenges, getting to know unfamiliar cultures, ways of life, and behaviors.


I’m In!

Please submit your CV. 


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