Internship: Android Engineer

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Android Engineer Intern

Build great technology that actually matters.


Simprints builds cutting edge technology for some of the poorest and most challenging environments on earth. We are working at the exciting interface of biometrics, technology  and  international development: changing the status quo in the way NGOs and governments deliver vital services like vaccines, health care, finance, and emergency aid. Working with top partners like Google and ARM, we design and develop hardware and software using cutting edge and modern tools like Firebase, Angular 4, and Kotlin that reach millions of beneficiaries. Simprints’ backend is currently hosted mainly on the Google Cloud Platform and is dependent on Google’s mobile tools, but we have a growing number of custom Kotlin & NodeJS microservices.  We aim to support over 4 million people by 2021.

We are looking for computer science interns to join our growing tech team.  You will be working within a team of dedicated engineers focused on different layers of the stack. Therefore commitment to collaborative problem solving, robust design, and quality product is essential.  You need to be sharp, a quick learner, and able to thrive in a startup environment. Past experience with cloud engineering and the genuine desire to develop world-class skills, are the ideal fit. You will have a wide-breadth of knowledge, always looking to learn and improve.  


What are your responsibilities?

  • Project: Complete a challenging technical project where you’ll get to build solutions and get exposure to immense scale and complexity.
  • Finding ways to apply cutting edge tools and technology to incredibly tough, low resource, environments.
  • Helping design and implement Simprints technical infrastructure to support projects all over the world, helping Simprints scale to literally millions of beneficiaries  


Where is this role going?

We are looking for 3-month interns who are interested in potentially taking on a long-term role on our team. This is a great opportunity for someone with the right skill set and personality to join a fast-paced, startup environment from its early days and take significant responsibility from day one. Simprints focuses on taking complex technology and making it available to some of the most challenging environments on earth, and we are looking for great engineers to help us do that.


What skills do you need?

Tech Skills:

  • Computer Science degree (or anticipated graduation date in 2018.)
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: Java (or Kotlin), Python, or JavaScript (or Typescript).
  • Experience, or desire to gain experience, with Android computing
  • Ability to break down complex ideas into simple pieces

Human Skills:

  • Learning. You love learning new things and can pick up new tools quickly
  • Flexibility. The best tool for the job won’t always be the most familiar tool
  • Detail-oriented. You understand the importance of the small things
  • Passion. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you


Salary: £1100/month

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