We're hiring: Android developer

Last updated: 15 June 2021

Location: Gothenburg

We believe that privacy is fundamental to a well-functioning society where norms, ethics, and laws can safely be discussed and challenged. That same society cannot flourish and develop – nor can it exist – without privacy. This is why we provide a VPN service: because privacy is paramount, and apparently not only to us. The Mullvad VPN community is growing, and so are we. We believe in making internet censorship and mass surveillance ineffective, do you?

The job

You will be part of the app development team (we’re seven today). Even though your primary focus will likely be on bringing new features to Android, you will have the opportunity to learn new technology and work with the app on other platforms as well if you’d like. So there is opportunity to learn/work with Rust, iOS, TypeScript and more. The team work with open source software only. The entire app we are creating, and want your help to develop further, is available at https://github.com/mullvad/mullvadvpn-app/.


You love to discuss how we could collect and store less, and rather delete more data and you value quality over quantity. Always. You also have a curious mind for systems with a heavy focus on security and privacy. Right?

Our four wishes:

  • The UI and the base of the Android app is written in Kotlin, and this is where we hope and expect you to be able to contribute.
  • You should be familiar with creating Android UIs and handling the app life cycle in general.
  • However, the backend of the app, creating the actual VPN tunnel and keeping the device secure is written in Rust. This Rust backend is the same code base that runs on desktop. We do not expect you to know any Rust, but it is a plus if you’re interested in learning. If you know how to interact with other languages (FFI/jni) from Kotlin/Java that is a plus.
  • The team consists of people from various countries and backgrounds. So, you are expected to have good communication skills in English.

Why Mullvad VPN?

Privacy and freedom. As we breathe for the universal right to privacy, we also believe in life outside of work. We don’t work 9 to 5, we work when, and from where, we want. From a friend’s summer house one week to a team effort Monday to Thursday the week after. Plain and simple, you and the team decide when the work gets done. Furthermore, we allocate 5 000 SEK annually in allowances toward wellness-related activities and offer opportunities for growth aside from company-initiated ones, for attending various national and international conferences. We are a bunch of diversified peeps: from vegans to Marathon runners, sport to computer nerds. What unite us? Our very security- and privacy-focused company culture, highly influenced by a strong emphasis on no-blame culture. You want in?

Detechtiv is responsible for your personal data and this recruitment process. To application form.

START: Right away
LOCATION: Gothenburg, Sweden
JOB HOURS: Full-time
CONTACT: gustav@detechtiv.se (for questions regarding the position, not applications)

“NOOOOOOO - I’m not an Android developer but I would love to work with Mullvad VPN!”

If the job ad above didn’t hit you right in the heart, even though you also believe in making Internet censorship and mass surveillance ineffective, please consider sending us a spontaneously written email, with CV attached, to jobs@mullvad.net and let us hear your thoughts on privacy and internet security. Or just keep your habit of checking out our job page regularly.