Manager, Mobile Research Engineering - Data Collection

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Software
  • Post Date: 09/14/2023
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  • Company Address: 44 Montgomery St, 3rd Floor 3rd FL, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94104 , US

About (formerly App Annie) has clearly established the mobile standard and now becomes the unified data standard. As the trusted source for the digital economy, our mission is to be the first Unified Data AI company that combines consumer and market data to provide insights powered by artificial intelligence.

Job Description is the mobile standard and the trusted source for the digital economy. Our vision is to be the first Unified Data AI company that combines consumer and market data to provide insights powered by artificial intelligence. We passionately serve enterprise clients to create winning digital experiences for their customers.

We care deeply about our values which helps us operate as a high-performing global team. We put our 'Customer First' and at the center of every decision we make, we 'Own It & Deliver' by following through with what we say we are going to do, and 'Challenge, Then Commit' by proposing solutions, not just issues to 'Win As A Team'.

We are a remote-first company. We trust our people to get it done from the location that works for them.

What can you tell your friends when they ask you what you do?

“I lead a team of talented engineers developing unique data acquisition techniques that help app publishers and advertisers gain detailed insights about their market performance.“

To ensure we execute on our values we are looking for someone who has a passion for:

In this role as an Manager, Mobile Research Engineering at, you will be leading a team responsible for the further development and innovation of’s mobile data collection technologies. With your detailed knowledge of Mobile OS, Apps, SDKs and networking protocols, you’ll help gain deep insights that fuel our data science models to create best-in-class market analysis.

In this position, you will be:

  • Leading a team of engineers, by showing your technical leadership and helping them grow professionally
  • Working with a multidisciplinary team (mobile developers, data analysts, data engineers, product managers and data scientists) creating technical solutions that are built to last
  • Deep-diving into the iOS operating system internals and SDKs to create solutions to improve and streamline our data collection pipeline
  • Debugging and analyzing network protocols to deconstruct app behavior
  • Having a deep understanding of Swift, Objective-C and iOS in general, with the ability to debug and tear apart compiled binaries
  • Leading architectural design discussions and the technical roadmap by always asking yourself: how can we do this better, faster, more sustainably and more efficiently?
  • Lead team participating in the full development lifecycle, from technical design to release and beyond
  • Working closely with product managers and data scientists as your peers, spotting new business opportunities and driving new customer value
  • Estimating, planning and executing projects together with the team

You should recognize yourself in the following...

  • BS/MS in a Computer Science related field or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of iOS mobile development experience - Android is a plus!
  • You know your tools and you’re not afraid to use them (e.g., Wireshark, proxy tools, decompilers)
  • Experience with network programming (VPNs, socket programming), Python, and/or C/C++ is a plus!
  • Experience with jailbreaking, rooting, and/or device automation is a strong plus!
  • Having a security background and/or experience with reverse-engineering iOS applications is a strong plus!
  • You are driven by passion for innovation that pushes us closer to our vision in everything we do. Centering around our purpose and our hunger for new innovations is the foundation that allows us to grow and unlock the potential in AI.
  • You are an Ideal Team Player:
    • You are hungry and no, we are not talking about food here.
    • You are humble, yet love to succeed, especially as a team!
    • You are smart, and not just book smart, you have a great read on people.
  • Solid communication skills

Some of the total rewards we offer…

  • Bold Company Vision; we are illuminating the digital landscape by building the first Unified Data AI company.
  • Growth; we will make sure you get challenged and grow personally and professionally.
  • High-Performing Teams; we ensure that you are surrounded by top talent to solve complex problems
  • Global Environment: we serve 1500+ global customers and have team members in 14+ countries.
  • Paid Leave as long as you promise to come back!
  • 90-Day Passport program - work from anywhere in the world up to 90 days a year. We are a global leader and want our people to enjoy a life experience that captures the power of all the beautiful places to see and fascinating cultures to experience
  • Generous Employee Referral Bonus so we can bring talent like yourself to
  • And much more

Ask your recruiter for a full list of total rewards and benefits specific to your region!

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