Tech Lead – Mobile Engineering

Location: San Mateo, CA

Department: Engineering, Mobile Team

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Company Description

Fan TV makes it simple to find, watch, and share the movies and TV shows you love. Available today on iOS and the web–and soon in a set-top box like no other. Stop searching, start watching.

Founded in 2010, Fan TV is based in Silicon Valley and backed by the investors behind Tivo, Netflix and Sonos. The company is working with leading pay TV providers to roll out the device in support of their IPTV transition, and has already completed a trial with Cox Communications – the 3rd largest cable company in the U.S.

To learn more about Fan TV see our website at

About the Role

Be part of the revolution in finding and watching TV and movies.

We are looking for someone to lead our mobile engineering efforts. Your deep knowledge of architecture, design, and development, combined with our user experience and product management teams will enable next generation apps on iOS, and then Android. Your experience with implementing and optimizing REST/JSON server communications for large numbers of data items will make the apps responsive. And your leadership skills will enable the team to grow.


  • Masters in computer science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of software development experience with 3+ in iOS
  • 2+ years engineering technical lead
  • Solid understanding of OOP and design patterns
  • Experience designing and implementing a complex UI with custom controls
  • Experience implementing REST/JSON server communications for responsiveness and optimal battery usage
  • Experience in performance analysis and optimization
  • Demonstrated success at delivering high-quality consumer apps
  • Ability to collaborate with UX, Product Management, and other engineering teams
  • Experience providing technical leadership for the design, development, and maintenance of mobile apps

Nice to Have

  • Android mobile development experience
  • Experience developing in an Agile Scrum environment
  • A passion for TV and Movies


In addition to full health, dental, and 401k benefits, all employees get:

  • Flexible Vacation: take what you need
  • Commute options: free, unlimited Caltrain pass
  • Stock options: all our employees are owners
  • Get Fit: Equinox Health club membership included


Fan TV is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against reality TV fans, drama fans, horror fans, Doctor Who and Merlin fanatics, foreign and indie film fans, film school informed fans, blockbuster action fans, or Tom Cruise fans, except where clearly unable to quote favorite movies and shows as in this case the workplace would have trouble communicating when surrounded by passionate entertainment fans.

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