Work at Cocoon

We're on a mission to build a digital space that's worthy of our most cherished relationships. Helping people feel tangibly closer together every single day is a serious challenge, and there's never been a more important time to take it on. So many of our closest relationships are becoming digital-by-default, where our phones are the primary thing tethering us together. We need specialized social technology that’s continuously getting better instead of relying on the same generic tools that are frozen in time, for everyone and everything. That's why we're buiding Cocoon, and we'd love your help.

We're looking for an Android Lead

We launched our Android app in the Fall of 2020, and it's quickly become a critical part of our offering. Now, we're looking for a senior Android Lead to join us as our 3rd full time Engineer and round out our initial team. You will have a ton of ownership and responsibility, as you work on scaling the app and building new features and systems from scratch. We have an ambitious and exciting roadmap ahead of us, and we need your help.

Here's a sense of what you can expect day-to-day:

Translating Figma designs and Origami prototypes into pixel-perfect UI

Owning the Android release process and managing Cocoon's presence on Google Play

Working with your cross-platform teammates to seamlessly execute integration and overall system design

Participating in architecture reviews, providing feedback on teammates’ PRs, and contributing to the overall engineering quality bar

Advancing our overall engineering practices, and helping to interview and recruit new candidates

Representing the Android community and user base, and adding your unique insight to our product strategy and roadmap

Ideal engineering experience:

Comfortable building and shipping in a small & nimble team setting, with minimal oversight

At least 2+ years of in-industry native Android development experience, ideally with experience developing in Kotlin

Deep knowledge of Android APIs and SDK versions, and familiarity with developing mobile apps for a wide range of device types

Well versed in engineering best practices and system design principles (e.g. clean interface & architecture design, working with REST services, mobile application security, and familiarity with dependency injection and unit testing)

Outside of engineering...

Given the human-centric nature of the problem we're tackling and breadth of potential responsibilities, here's a picture of what else we're looking for in an ideal new teammate:

Curious, thoughtful, and empathetic, and deeply interested in the problem that we're tackling

Excellent verbal & written communication skills, and a great listener

Solid product intuition, but happy to change your mind when presented with new information

We're working remotely for now, but this role will eventually be based onsite in San Francisco

We work from a small studio in the Mission District. Our office looks out onto a serene garden courtyard that changes throughout the seasons and lets us eat lunch together outside on sunny days. Since we're constantly thinking about how to design the perfect digital space for small groups, we take a lot of pride in our little physical space, too!

We're a small and tight-knit team, and we value getting time together to bounce ideas around and collaborate. We hope be back in the office by summertime, but will maintain a flexible setup that will keep up some amount of remote-friendliness — as much as we enjoy spending time together, we value individual focus-time too.


Company-provided health, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid parental leave.

A blank check for your ideal work station set up (laptop, keyboard, chair, etc.).

Flexible vacation time and regular company holidays — we're in this for the long haul so don't want to see anyone burn out.

When its time to go back to the office, we'll help you relocate to the Bay Area if you're currently living somewhere else in the US, or internationally and eligible for a work visa.

How to apply

Email us at — if possible, we'd love to see examples of things you've built from scratch, or creative endeavors you're especially proud of.