: Senior Android Software Engineer
14 Arrow St 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

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New to market, incredibly innovative, and already recognized as one of the Boston Globes Top Places to Work, Hydrow is the Live Outdoor Reality (LOR) rowing machine that delivers on-river experiences at home with workouts led by world-class athletes. Engaging twice as many muscles as cycling (86%, in fact), Hydrows interactive technology delivers challenging virtual fitness programs, including On the Mat offerings like yoga and Pilates from gorgeous locations around the world.

Hydrow connects users with an entire community of fellow rowers who experience the rivers and waterways of the world together in synchrony. You, too, can be part of that community. At Hydrow, youll have the chance to shape a company that is disrupting the fitness industry while creating engaging content unmatched in the marketplace today. Sound exciting? Thats because it is!


Were looking for talented engineers to focus on building great Android apps. Our primary Android app runs on a 22 inch tablet connected to our rowing machine. You will work on major features to delight our customers as well as focus on some of the core services and communications that help make the Hydrow secure and performant. You will interact with all of our tech stack including Kotlin and some SQL. You may work with Android System level code which helps with the management and installation of apps. You may work with data from our Rowbots, which are invaluable tools that provides known force and stroke rates as it rows our Hydrow rowing machine. You will collaborate with teams from across our small company including UX designers, marketing, and world class coaches and rowers. You will help shape our architecture and help define interfaces for our rowing machine and cloud infrastructure.

Note: Our entire team is working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis until June 2021. We support working remotely with regular visits to the office when it becomes practical.


  • You thrive in an open, lean, fast-paced, agile culture that emphasizes collaboration.
  • You are a senior engineer with 4+ years of development experience.
  • You have 1+ years of experience writing production-ready Android apps. Bonus if you've launched your own app in the Play Store.
  • You are an evangelist for quality, process improvement, and change.
  • You have a strong desire to learn and hone your craft.
  • You are passionate about building a great product experience.
  • You get stuff done.
  • We we also value the ability and desire to jump in and learn quickly, even without prior experience with a specific technology.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

REPORTS TO: Director of Android Software Engineering

Started in November 2017, Hydrow is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, the company has received multiple rounds of major investments, bringing the Series A total to an impressive $52M - most recently led by L Catterton, the largest, most global consumer-focused private equity firm. Other investments include prominent names in sports and technology, including Rx3 Ventures (co-founded by Greenbay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rogers), Wheelhouse, The Raptor Group and The Yard Ventures. This funding will further fuel Hydrow's already impressive trajectory, focusing on content expansion and marketing outreach. The Hydrow experience will soon be promoted to hundreds of thousands of new customers.

Hydrow is a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate individual differences and recognize that unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and more successful. Hydrow actively seeks applicants who can bring a variety of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to the team. Hydrow provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, qualified handicap, gender identity, results of genetic testing, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Hydrow offers competitive salaries, benefits, and early stage equity.