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Senior iOS Engineer, I in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/30/2021

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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 392 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.

Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles. Our online shopping platform offers customers a smarter way to shop. Through a simple browser extension and our iOS and Android apps, we open up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey’s community of online shoppers. We are helping millions save when they shop online, and we're hiring! We are actively seeking an iOS Software Engineer to focus on the Honey iOS App.

About the team: 

Our team is made up of 10 engineers (4 senior, 2 mid and 4 junior), with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience levels. We are enthusiastic about keeping up to date with the latest iOS APIs and technologies, and are continuously looking for ways to bring them into our mobile apps. We encourage differing technical viewpoints to drive us toward delivering the best customer experience possible. One recent project we’re proud of is releasing the Honey mobile apps into regions beyond just the U.S., allowing us to offer a custom-tailored experience to each new corner of the world that we support. We strive to improve and automate as many of our processes as possible and are dedicated toward making our team’s developer experience a great one. We value ego-free code reviews, have a team constitution that guides us to build our app with high quality in mind, follow security best practices to protect our customers, and engrain a culture of continuous improvement into our team DNA through regular architecture reviews, demos, and project retros.

About the Role: 

We are looking for an iOS Engineer to help shape and scale our growing portfolio of products. This person will focus on both the Honey iOS app and building SDKs that are used in PayPal and Venmo apps. You can expect to work with other iOS engineers, backend services teams, product managers, designers, and QA on a daily basis, as well as daily collaboration with the other client teams (Android, Web, Extension). Your contribution will impact how Honey provides a better way to buy and make money fairer for everyone. 


What You'll Do: 

As an iOS Engineer at Honey, you will: 

  • Work closely with a product manager on product requirements and translating those requirements to technical solutions as part of new feature

  • Work on both UI and platform frameworks like networking, caching, and proprietary savings and coupon application components 

  • Be a champion of best mobile development practices to maintain and enhance the codebase and fix bugs 

  • Extract portions of Honey’s app into libraries and SDKs for PayPal’s shopping app 

  • Evaluate new technologies (e.g. SwiftUI) and methodologies with an emphasis on quality and performance 

  • Architect, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with other software engineers 

  • Leverage your peers as multipliers for your skills, and utilize your deep knowledge of the iOS ecosystem to level up the other engineers on your team 

  • Support the operational excellence of our mobile products by performing regular on-call responsibilities, such as monitoring app health metrics, reporting them to the team, and being ready and able to help with incident response 


About You: 

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience using common design patterns in the development of mobile applications, such as MVC and MVVM

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in iOS development using Swift or Objective-C

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in building iOS user interfaces using Cocoa Touch, Storyboards, SwiftUI, or programmatic views with AutoLayout 

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in using iOS APIs to handle offline storage, threading, and caching 

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in providing robust unit test coverage to an iOS application using Nimble, Quick, XCTest or other modern testing frameworks 

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in interfacing with REST APIs from an iOS app 

  • Can demonstrate a high proficiency in using written and verbal communication to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience 

  • Minimum of building and delivering one or more apps to the Apple App Store 


Nice-to-Have Qualifications: 

  • Experience developing, maintaining and innovating large scale, consumer-facing mobile applications 

  • Experience working on MacOS and Safari App extensions

  • Experience with Android 

  • Experience with GraphQL 

  • Familiarity with UI testing using XCTest 

  • Knowledge of Apple’s low-level C-based libraries 

  • Experience with iOS frameworks such as Core Data and Core Animation 

  • Experience building components with SwiftUI 


At Honey, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Honey is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. 

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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