Lead Android Developer

Monday February 04, 2013

35 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02143

EyeNetra.com, a leading mobile health diagnostics startup from the MIT Media Lab is seeking a Lead Android Developer to head its Android app development in Somerville, MA USA. We are backed by top tier Silicon Valley investors Khosla Ventures and Khosla Impact.

We need a star developer who has conceptualized and implemented highly intuitive UIs for android apps that have reached the market. Working closely with the founders (CEO + CTO), we will rely on you to lead in developing the core app for our award winning technology: the world’s first mobile eye testing device. The device is a mobile phone + hardware attachment combo, with a user experience that is highly interactive and visual, requiring slick design and implementation with several custom UI components -- this is a key challenge in making our device usable for the mass market. If we're successful, this device will enable access to eye prescriptions and eyeglasses for millions of people around the globe and change eye care forever. Think you are up for the task? Candidates who meet the qualifications and have a passion for this unique engineering challenge should email CEO, David Schafran at jobs@eyenetra.com.


  • Star engineer who has built professional-grade android applications with a passion for great mobile user interfaces
  • 5+ years work experience as a software engineer
  • Deep understanding of Java development for Android devices, including networking (REST APIs) and building custom drawn UI components
  • Excited to manage a small team of developers using agile methodologies as we grow
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with key team members for rapid iterations
  • Excellent product and design sense. Be prepared to show off the amazing work you’ve created!


  • Competitive salary, benefits, and stock options
  • Use your unique skills towards developing a real world hardware/software product that can reach millions and improve lives
  • The freedom to operate in a highly independent fashion
  • A leading role with lots of responsibility in an early stage US venture-backed startup
  • Working with a cross-functional team of topnotched hackers, in a “no-bullshit” environment
  • Fun. We are an energetic + creative bunch -- play keeps us fresh


  • Mail the CEO David Schafran at jobs@eyenetra.com with short CV/Portfolio or questions.

Feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be interested.

About Us:

Based in Somerville, Massachusetts USA, EyeNetra has invented a portable, easy-to-use mobile eye diagnostic tool that turns mobile phones into high-end diagnostic medical devices for consumers and connects those devices to eye care providers using the cloud, EyeNetra believes it can improve the lives of the more than 2 billion people worldwide who need eyeglasses but don't have them because of lack of access to quality testing. EyeNetra's first device is NETRA-G, an award winning technology co-invented by two of EyeNetra's cofounders at MIT Media Lab.

Come join a team of inspired geeks and go-getters in solving the most challenging problems in mobile health and transforming eyecare to benefit millions around the world -- and have a lot of fun while doing it.

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