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Senior Android Engineer in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/10/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

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 PayPal is on a mission to democratize financial services. The PayPal Credit team is responsible for the mobile applications and services that enable our US and international customers to borrow money with ease through our credit products. PayPal Credit is a strategic part of the PayPal business plan with important revenue-generating projects that will impact overall company performance.

The primary role as an Android Engineer is to provide expertise and deliver code for the mobile application of PayPal that hosts the Credit module. The person should have an attitude to take the challenge and provide the best for the situation as it demands. Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be a multi-disciplinary and is a multi-talented member of the technical team. You'll be expected to be a self-starter and a team player, with a strong drive for results and continuous innovations, and should be able to deliver work with minimal supervision. We value our ego-free code review and have continuous integration set up to test our pull requests, deliver daily builds with our automated tests. We work closely and quickly with our design team to build, user test and iterate on new features with a customer driven focus.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain high performing, reusable Kotlin and Java

  • Follow coding standards and guidelines with great attention to performance, scalability, and availability

  • Stay current with the newest mobile technologies; research new technologies and make recommendations on implementations

  • Mentor juniors in the team and help them sharpen their technical finesse

  • Ability to reduce tech-debt and have a plan to remove them from the system

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout and support software applications for PayPal

  • Work with product owners to crystallize the technical needs during grooming and planning meetings

  • Work with engineering managers, engineers and QA to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs in respect to functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules and adherence to development goals and principles

  • Develop new team capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance in supporting software development needs of PayPal's business

  • Define and devise processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment

Job Requirements

  • At least 4 years of Android development experience

  • Highly competent hands-on experience in the following:

  • Solid Kotlin and Java programming skills

  • Solid understanding of mobile UI design principles, patterns, and best practices

  • Experience building Android applications connected to GQL and RESTful APIs

  • Practical knowledge on Android architecture

  • Solid knowledge of algorithms with good problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team

  • Experience with a version control system

  • Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation

  • Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in matrix organizations

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities

We know confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply!

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Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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