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Senior Android Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

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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.

Our Native Mobile Checkout 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 may grow into one of leadership and direction as the team grows. 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. 

Day to day:

  • 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 - Must be fluent in Kotlin
  • Write code that is designed to be reusable and that can be shared amongst other teams.
  • 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
  • Experience working with notifications and background tasks
  • Experience building embeddable software development kits for others to consume, as well as having knowledge about the pros and cons of SDK development.
  • Experience with creating custom components
  • Experience with complex or dynamic layouts in Android
  • Experience with localization and internationalization. 
  • Familiarity with animation and shadows in Android.
  • Understanding of several things that are new and important for each API version in Android; i.e. what can you do in API 21+ that you cannot do in API 19. 
  • Familiarity with Android test suites: MockK and junit, various UX tests
  • Experience using modern Android architectural components and lifecycle management: MVVM, View Model, Live Data, Data Binding, Room


  • Care strongly about developing amazing user experiences.
  • Comfortable working with Android Studio or other comparable IDE of your choice and be willing to learn Kotlin in addition to any Java work you might have.
  • Excited about the opportunity to explore new technologies and programming languages when the need arises.
  • Enjoy working as part of a diverse team
  • Have 5+ Years of full time professional experience developing Android applications

Extra Credit:

  • Experience with ML Kit or other Machine Learning frameworks
  • Experience with ARCore or other Augmented Reality frameworks.
  • Experience building custom components in addition to composing components together
  • Previous experience gamifying an application. 
  • Knowledge of popular JS frameworks and libraries (React, React Native, etc.). Understand core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks.

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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