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Android Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

The Android Checkout Engineering Team builds experiences used by millions of merchants and shoppers across the globe, and our team is on a mission to provide smarter, more tailored experiences to all of our users. PayPal and Honey have been at the forefront of building global scale native applications and is continuing to be a pioneer in the digital payments realm. Our passionate engineers are continually questioning assumptions, experimenting with new technologies and architectures, and collaborating to create engaging and innovative payment experiences. We're looking for talented, motivated Android developers with a passion for building beautiful products and experiences.

  • passionate about working with Android and programming in general
  • you will be working integrating Paypal into Honey products
  • Work with product and design teams to develop new ideas and explore new opportunities. Your opinion matters and you’ll have opportunities to have a say in how things are built out.
  • Architect and build your projects using Java and Kotlin for Android
  • Write code that is designed to be reusable and that can be shared amongst other teams. This includes understanding which pattern is the best for doing so for a given job. 
  • Experience with localization and internationalization. 
  • Experience working with notifications and background tasks in apps.
  • Familiarity or at least some experience with animation in Android.
  • Experience with rounding corners, view and text shadows and other UI/UX polish in applications you’ve built or worked on.
  • Experience building embeddable software development kits for others to consume, as well as having knowledge about the pros and cons of SDK development or have some pretty good insight about what might be important here
  • Bring product and code improvement ideas to the team.
  • Be willing and able to learn new technologies and programming languages when the need to do so arises
  • Mentoring less senior engineers on the team in a manner that helps them grow by sharing your experience and wisdom in a way they can understand
  • Working with other teams and helping to set expectations and boundaries for your team
  • Experience with making REST calls over the network and ideally experience with GraphQL. Extra points for having done all this from within a mobile app.
  • Experience with modern architectural components, MVVM etc.
  • Experience with lifecycle management: Live Data, DataBinding, View Model, Room
  • Experience working with Android testing suites - MockK, junit, UI testing


  • Care strongly about developing amazing user experiences. 
  • Enjoy working as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to see, notice and address visual inconsistencies such as unequal or insufficient padding, inconsistent shadows and other UI minutiae that are insignificant alone but add up to a lackluster presentation when combined.
  • Comfortable working with Android Studio, Maven and other build and coding environments for Android.
  • Excited about the opportunity to explore new technologies and programming languages when the need arises.
  • Able to look at a problem and understand how all the pieces should or could go together and use this knowledge to bring the existing project closer to fruition and success

Extra credit:

  • Experience playing with the latest and greatest on the scene for Android.
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks and AI
  • Experience with ARCore or any other Augmented Reality frameworks.
  • Previous experience "gamifying an application. 
  • Background in working on finance focused projects

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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