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Sr. Android Architect in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/30/2020

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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.

PayPal is a leader in the mobile payment space. We are looking for an Android Architect to help lead the design, development, and testing of the PayPal Android application. As we improve on our already 4.5 star app, we are looking for top talent who can bring expertise in making the journey to 5 stars. At PayPal, we work together on close knit, small teams. We are passionate about code quality and follow our defined best practices while always searching for new, better ways to get things done. We value our ego-free code review and have continuous integration set up to test our pull requests, deliver nightly builds and run nightly regressions with our automated tests. We work closely with our design team to build, user test and iterate on new features with a customer driven focus.  

About the team: As central architecture we are responsible for bringing in synergy across teams, governing the app and bringing in innovation. We are fearless about adopting to new technology and taking the team forward with confidence. Continuing to learn bringing and broaden our knowledge by bringing in guest speakers to conduct talks.


  • Leads the architecture efforts for the Android application, testing, continuous integration.
  • Native Android app development and converting ideas, designs and requirements to concrete stable production builds
  • Designs and oversees solutions for specific use cases that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements.
  • Influence peers, juniors and seniors both within the consumer mobile organization and across PayPal.
  • Work with product, project and engineering teams to deliver products that customers need and on schedule.
  • Understand and implement Android design patterns
  • Collaborate with Engineering and QA to resolve bugs
  • Develops and communicates technical processes, standards and best practices within the consumer mobile team.
  • Works well within a team and contributes effectively to the success of the team and related teams.
  • Identifies opportunities for engineering productivity improvements or directions and evangelizes these successfully.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 10+ years of software development experience with 4-5 years of Android development experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Android development with Kotlin and Java
  • Hands on experience with latest Android tech.
  • Expert at Autolayout and Size classes.
  • Solid understanding of Core Animation.
  • Thorough understanding of localization and adaptation.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration (Jenkins), application monitoring (Crashlytics/, mocking tools, build tools, Unit testing and automation testing.
  • Extremely comfortable with understanding and implementing client-side handlers for web services with REST services at the backend
  • Solid understanding of MVC and MVVM.
  • Thorough understanding of Android Studio and Github.
  • Bachelors and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study

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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