Philo is a small and ambitious San Francisco-based startup building the future of television. We're an underdog fighting for a seat at the table with the big cable providers. Our product lets you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about with intelligent search, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing. Our leadership consists of founding team members from Facebook and Meraki, and brings deep industry experience to the team. Philo is backed by NEA and industry partners including HBO, Discovery, AMC, A&E, Scripps, and Viacom.
Necessity is the mother of invention Philo was born in a Harvard dorm room, where cable TV wasn’t offered and the over-the-air broadcast couldn’t penetrate the walls of the 300-year-old brick residence halls. The founders of Philo wanted to watch TV around campus, so they wrapped their room in aluminum foil to boost the signal, and connected it to a server to stream it over the campus network.
We’ve moved from aluminum foil to silicon Our technology may have changed, but our mission is the same. At Philo, we are building the TV experience we wanted for ourselves. Today, hundreds of thousands of students can use Philo to watch all the live and recorded television they love on all of their favorite devices, and that’s just the beginning.
Company and Culture We’re a small team that puts our product experience first. We foster a flexible work environment that is supportive but allows for autonomy so that everyone on the team can help us build towards our vision. Philo engineers own what they build from start to finish. We ship to production multiple times per day and keep unnecessary process to a minimum so we can maintain our pace of rapid development. We value pragmatism, having pride in our work, and deep transparency at all levels.
Hack the Full Stack Philo’s engineers hack up and down the technology stack. It’s not uncommon for a Philo engineer to go from backend coding to user experience design, from the video encoding pipeline to system scalability, from site maintenance to iOS/Android development.
We are actively hiring engineers who are looking to build a completely new kind of product and who have a passion for back-end, mobile or front-end development.
As an React Native engineer, you will be responsible for:
Architecting, building, and owning React Native across multiple platforms
Contributing to UX design decisions using your domain expertise
Helping the mobile team grow
Eventually spearheading applications for new devices
A strong candidate has:
Used React Native in a professional environment
Familiarity with the mobile ecosystem including feature sets and best practices across devices and operating systems
Experience with Android/Java
5+ years of mobile development experience
Nice to have:
Experience with video playback
Experience with cross-device interoperability (e.g. casting)
Projected Start Date: ASAP
Location: San Francisco, CA
Compensation: Includes competitive salary, company stock options and health benefits.