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Android Software Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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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 325 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.

Our PayPal Checkout Integration team is seeking to reinvent the way we purchase with others. PayPal currently enables millions of people around the world to complete their purchases. As a company PayPal has a breadth of experience combined with international reach. We intend to bring depth to that experience in new ways and to do so by leveraging the latest and greatest in technology. For starters, we are looking for Android engineers who are impassioned by the idea working with a wide range of technologies. This role would have you joining a team that provides the opportunities of a startup but without any of the potential instability and loss of work/life balance that comes with working for one. The best of both worlds. This role will also be one of leadership and direction. Expect to teach and mentor others about the various things you’ll learn along the way. What we do matters—both to us and to millions of people around the world.

at you’ll be doing

  • Leading the build and development of new user facing payment experiences.
  • Working with stakeholders across PayPal to create a simple, robust Android SDK that enables all PayPal has to offer.
  • Partnering closely with cross functional partners in design and product.
  • Driving discussion and provide feedback on code and architecture.
  • 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

Requirements

  • 5+ years of work experience in developing Android applications.
  • Comfortable working with Kotlin, Android Studio, Maven and other build and coding environments for Android.
  • 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
  • Care strongly about developing amazing user experiences. 
  • Have the ability to see, notice and address visual inconsistencies such as unequal or insufficient padding, inconsistent shadows and other UI issues that are insignificant alone, but add up to a lackluster presentation when combined.
  • Excited about the opportunity to explore new technologies and programming languages when the need arises.
  • Experience with localization and internationalization. 
  • Experience working with notifications and background tasks in apps.
  • Familiarity or at least some experience with animation in Android.
  • Bring product and code improvement ideas to the team.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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