Upday

Germany, Sweden, UK

  • Coding principles
    Code formatter does the work, Debuggers and breakpoints, Always add comments
  • Work/Life Rhythm
    Do Not Disturb weekends, Remote as needed
  • Modern Tech Stack
    Datadog, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Android SDK, Swift, AWS

Our Mission

upday is a news app like no other. Deeply integrated into Samsung devices across Europe, upday combines the very latest in recommendation and personalisation technologies with human curation and journalism. It will always deliver the stories that really matter to you – and then more. upday for samsung is a joint venture of Axel Springer SE and Samsung Electronics Co. with our headquarter in Berlin. We are growing fast and need your specialist knowledge and commitment, your creativity and passion for a mobile driven lifestyle. An international, young team is waiting for you, full of fantastic talents. upday combines the freshness of a startup with the entrepreneurial spirit of an established parent company

Tech Stack

upday is a fruit of a collaboration between Axel Springer and Samsung. The end result is a news application for Android, pre-installed as the default news-app on most of the Samsung devices (S7, S8, A series etc). The one purpose of the application is to deliver relevant news content to the users. The goal is achieved by means of the two news streams that the app provides: Top News: this section is an editorial curated news stream, whose titles and headlines are manually crafted by a team of editors (in each of the available countries). It’s supposed to provide the user with all the relevant news of the moment, independently from taste and preferences. My News: this is the “machine curated” news stream, generated by a swarm of super intelligent cyber beings enslaved to our will. Or at least that’s how business sometimes likes to sell it. The important thing is that this stream is personalized based on the user explicit feedback and settings and behavior. Quick overview of the components involved in the delivery of My News: CDN: edge cache API Gateway: performs authentication, SSL termination… and, most importantly, forwards each request to the right service. My News requests, specifically, are forwarded to the so-called My news Request Proxy My News Request Proxy: exposes the public APIs and deals with the app needs Content Machine: the core of the news stream creation. It leverages Elasticsearch to create some of the notes, Preference provider to retrieve user preferences and some other services to build specific special notes Preference Provider: it’s responsible of providing user defined preferences and other inferred features, helped by other data mining components (not shown for simplicity) Special Notes: notes that require specific technology to be created. For instance collaborative filtering. App: take a guess

Team Q&A

  • What is upday for Samsung

    updayUK


Core Values

We are an international, young team, full of fantastic talent. We actively strive to combine the freshness of a start-up with the entrepreneurial spirit of an established parent company.

Vacation & Benefits

6-week PTO. Free drinks (water, beer, coffee, tea, fresh fruit). Flexible working hours.

Culture

  • Stability & security
  • Intellectually curious
  • Freedom & autonomy
  • Empathy with customers

Cool Tech

  • Open source contributor
  • Full-featured IDE editor

Day in the Life

  • Great for parents
  • Globally distributed dev team

Team members

  • 103 employees around the world :)

Robert

Engineering Manager

  • Dell 18"
  • Sublime Text Editor
  • Logitech keyboard
  • Swift, Java
  • Warhammer
  • World of Warcraft

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