Software Engineer Java/Android
in Utrecht, NL or Zürich, CH

Are you excited about Android, mobile apps and launching products to millions of users? Join AppTornado!

We are a startup company founded by two former Google engineers. We develop "AppBrain", the leading platform for Android app discovery and app promotion. We've launched more than 40 Android apps which have been downloaded over 80 million times. We run a worldwide app promotion network called AppBrain AppLift. We work with thousands of advertisers and developers around the world to promote and monetize their apps.

We have ambitious plans for the future and are growing our teams in Zürich, Switzerland and Utrecht, the Netherlands. Come join us!

Job description

As part of a small team you will be working on exciting and challenging problems:

  • Creating great mobile apps that our users love.
  • Writing fast and robust server code that scales to millions of users.
  • Building simple, intuitive yet powerful user interfaces.

Our company is technology driven, and we encourage our engineers to take ownership from end to end.


  • High energy, motivation, problem solving skills
  • Strong coding skills in Java
  • A solid understanding of web technologies (HTML, CSS, AJAX) and Linux
  • Android, Google AppEngine, Google Web Toolkit experience is a plus
  • Programming contest experience (ACM, TopCoder) is a plus
  • Fluency in English

We are looking forward to your application! Please send your resume and motivational letter directly to [email protected]

For more information contact:

  • Mathijs Vogelzang for the Utrecht office: [email protected]
  • Uwe Maurer for the Zürich office: [email protected]
We don't accept candidates through recruitment agencies, and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Us

We solve hard problems by engineering

We design and implement systems which can scale to millions of users and hundreds of queries per second, while staying simple, flexible and elegant.

We do things fast

We launch and iterate quickly; we usually go from an initial idea to launching a first version in just a few weeks.

We build products millions of users love

We put a lot of thought and effort into building our products and enjoy using them ourselves. It is rewarding to get direct feedback from thousands of users after a launch.

We use cutting edge technologies

We solve problems using technology and enjoy working with powerful open source software like Ubuntu, git, eclipse, Android, GWT, Jetty, Cassandra, Protocol Buffers, LevelDB, Guava, Graphite, and haproxy. We are continually learning and evaluating new technologies to stay ahead.

Open source projects we use at AppTornado