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Sr Staff Software Engineer (Android) in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/19/2021

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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.

Venmo is looking for a Senior Staff Android Engineer to join the team to deliver high quality, secure products to millions of users. As an engineer on the Common Platform team, you will be primarily responsible for feature development and you should be comfortable with working with cross functional teams to deliver projects. You should excel at planning, developing and testing your code as well supporting members of the team with code reviews and technical guidance.

About Us 

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!  

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!  

Common Platform at Venmo 

The Common Platform team is responsible for delivering products and capabilities shared by all the feature teams at Venmo.   We empower our millions of users to choose which aspects of Venmo that suits them best while having a shared product experience.  Working to serve both our internal teams and end users, joining the Common Platform team is a way to see your efforts multiply across all aspects of Venmo.  Join us in building and improving the core Venmo app experience. 

What You'll Do 

Venmo is looking for a Senior Staff Android engineer to join the team to deliver high quality, secure products to millions of users. As an engineer on the Common Platform team, you will be primarily responsible for feature development and you should be comfortable with working with cross functional teams to deliver projects.  You should excel at planning, developing and testing your code as well supporting members of the team with code reviews and technical guidance. 

We are a small team that values ego-free and compassionate code reviews. We are always looking to improve ourselves and we would love to welcome a technical lead who brings a passion for quality, security, and great product that supports our end users and our developers. 

What We're Looking For  

  • 8+ years experience in Android Development 

  • Strong Kotlin skills 

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

  • Strong record of collaboration with multiple teams and platforms to deliver and support major projects and features. 

  • Deep understanding of application architecture and knowledge around GraphQL, REST, HTTP basics and the ability to design maintainable APIs 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences in a remote environment. 

  • Experience mentoring and developing software engineers 

  • Strong understanding of testing best practices and familiarity with at least one testing framework for Android. 

  • Intimate knowledge of common design patterns, algorithms, and object-oriented programming 

  • Experience with code modularization, build systems, CI/CD and release management a plus 

  • Empathetic and collaborative teammate 

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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