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Senior Android Software Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/6/2021

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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.

The PayPal Credit team is responsible for the mobile applications and services that provide PayPal Credit to our US and international customers. PayPal Credit is a strategic part of the PayPal business plan with important revenue-generating projects that will impact overall company performance. We are looking for a Senior Android Software Engineer to lead the design, development, and testing of the PayPal Consumer Mobile application. We are passionate about code quality and follow our defined best practices while always searching for new, better ways to get things done.

The primary role as a Senior Android Software Engineer is to provide expertise and deliver code for the Android 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 Java and Kotlin code

  • 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:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field is preferred, with at least 6+ years’ Android development experience

  • Highly competent hands-on experience in the following: 

  • Solid Java programming skills 

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

  • Experience building Android applications connected to 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 (GIT, SVN, CVS, etc)

  • 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!

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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