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Sr. Staff Android Engineer in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/16/2022

Job Snapshot

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.

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. With Xoom, PayPal is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient, and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast, and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills, and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients in over 50 countries and counting around the world. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring! We are actively seeking a Senior Staff Android engineer to join our Xoom team!

What you'll be doing

  • Develop and maintain high performing, reusable Java and Kotlin code
  • 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
  • Taking full responsibility for the quality of your and your team's software, writing unit, integration and functional tests.  
  • 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
  • Define and develop processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment
  • Follow coding standards and guidelines with attention to performance, scalability, and availability

Basic qualification

  • 7+ years experience in Android Development with strong Kotlin skills
  • Experience developing, maintaining and innovating large scale, consumer-facing mobile applications
  • Expert understanding of the Android System APIs and Android App lifecycle
  • 5+ years of experience developing native Android applications in Java 
    and Kotlin.
  • Knowledge of open-source and commercial libraries commonly used in Android ecosystem
  • Deep understanding and knowledge around consuming REST and GraphQL APIs from Android applications
  • Intimate knowledge of common design patterns, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
  • Strong understanding of testing best practices and familiarity with at least one testing framework for Android
  • Strong record of collaboration with multiple teams and platforms to deliver and support major projects and features
  • Ability to understand and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience mentoring and developing software engineers

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of iOS development

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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