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iOS & Android Engineering Manager in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/8/2021

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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 375 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.

About the team    PayPal’s Consumer Credit team is responsible for Global Pay Later and Revolving credit products that play a vital role in fulfilling PayPal’s mission to democratize financial services. We are striving to re-imagine our credit products to provide fair, fast and flexible products that responsibly enable our customers to meet their financial goals.     We are a passionate group of engineers, who strive for excellence at everything we do. We highly value diversity, hold each other accountable and equally care about our customers, colleagues and their success! 

Job Description  


We are looking for a passionate, highly talented, self-driven, and proven software development manager to join our team!   


In this role, you will be responsible for leading a distributed mobile engineering team, hire and retain exceptional talent and grow a high-performance team. You will co-own deliverables of the roadmap with other engineering managers and accountable for the successful delivery of mobile experiences. 


You and your team will play a pivotal role in building mobile applications using cutting edge technologies for the next generation Buy Now Pay Later (e.g., Pay in 4, Pay in 15, Pay Later to Go!) product suite, expand core capabilities at a global scale to meet ever changing market needs and offer delightful experiences to our customers!  





  • Build a world-class mobile engineering team (iOS and Android) by hiring exceptional talent, coach, retain and develop team members 

  • Care deeply about code craftspersonship and quality, bringing an enthusiasm for using the best practices of scalability, accessibility, maintenance, observability, automation testing strategies, and documentation into everyday development  

  • Lead by example and hold your teammates and yourself to high engineering standards and advocacy instilling a sense of urgency, ownership, and accountability 

  • Collaborate with multiple mission team leads (a cross-functional scrum team focused on a specific, well-defined mission) to scope, plan, design, and build new features and maintain existing functionality on mobile apps in a fast-paced agile environment and ensure long term goals are not compromised 

  • Lead and participate in technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across the organization to drive right decision-making for the long term 

  • Develop efficient processes, ensuring the engineering team is operating with high velocity, and always look for opportunities to continuously improve and become better every day 

  • Leverage your peers as multipliers for your skills to create excellent products and services for PayPal’s 300+ million users  

  • Ensure 24x7x365 always available production grade services  






  • 2+ years of experience in building and leading mobile engineering (iOS, Android) team, mentoring engineers including providing feedback, investing in the career growth of your team members  

  • 8+ years of experience as an engineer in building mobile applications on iOS (Swift, Objective-C) and/or Android (Java, Kotlin) platforms 

  • Solid foundation in computer science concepts, understanding of Object-Oriented Programming, MVC, MVVM, multi-threaded, asynchronous programming 

  • Experience managing complex systems, with the pattern recognition to make high level architectural decisions but also the ability to weigh in on implementation questions 

  • Experience turning strategies and plans into reality, partnering with product and design to scope, plan and prioritize work. And a commitment to continuous improvement (yourself, your teammates, our software) 

  • An eye for design or an ear for the customer; engineering makes substantive contributions to product definition. Strong empathy for consumers and merchants that PayPal serves and an interest in building products that better serve them 

  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others. Ability to work autonomously to drive clarity in ambiguous situations 

  • Exceptional communication skills and experience balancing diverse priorities in a fair and transparent manner. Ability to navigate difficult conversations, both on your team and with stakeholder teams 




Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent    

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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