Senior Android Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/3/2019

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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 286 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.

PayPal is seeking passionate engineers to create new native mobile experiences for millions of active merchant users. PayPal offers many tools for merchants of all different sizes on the web, but currently many merchants are underserved by our mobile app offerings. The merchant apps team's goal is to change that with new, merchant focused mobile apps. Now is a great opportunity to be part of the core team that is developing this product. We work together on close knit, small teams to develop our apps. We are passionate about respecting code quality and following our defined best practices while always searching for new, better ways to get things done. The team is always at the forefront of adopting the latest Android frameworks, platforms and paradigms in day-to-day operations is always looking to innovate and bring the latest mobile technologies to PayPal. We are also the ambassadors for change and modernization and work closely with various teams across the company to help build out better understanding of mobile technologies and enabling them to bring their products and services to our app and other apps across PayPal. We love to keep up with the latest trends in Android Development and bring them to our app and SDKs quickly wherever it makes sense. We value our ego-free code reviews and have continuous integration set up with a keen eye on quality. We work closely and quickly with our design team to build, user-test and iterate new features with a customer driven focus. A/B testing is a part of our DNA. We love to make quantifiable decisions in product progress based on our user's active and passive feedback. Finally, we value our casual work-hard/play-hard office culture and make ample use of our gaming areas, foosball, ping pong tables, board game collection and kitchens stocked with coffee and snacks.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
You will be primarily focused on building the PayPal Merchant Android app, as well as building mobile SDKs that talk to PayPal APIs. We work on small teams and wear many hats. You will be delivering new features, reacting to customer feedback & internal user testing, helping to ensure quality, working closely with our UX team to prototype new experiences and helping expand our app's reach however possible. 

Specific responsibilities include: 
- Develop new features, new UI and bug fixes for our native Android app. 
- Implement & iterate with our UX team in an agile environment to bring features from conception to launch. 
- Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and shared knowledge. 
- Contribute to Javascript & Node.js modules that interface with PayPal APIs. 
- Contribute to our existing continuous integration framework by automating features as we go.
- Be a quality and efficiency advocate.


Requirements:
- Ability to work effectively on a team.
- BA/BS or MA/MS in Computer Science or related technical field
- Programming experience in Java. Well versed in object oriented design and common design patterns.
- Experience in Android mobile applications development.
- Strong verbal & written communication skills. You will work with both people next to you and people in remote offices.


Preferred Qualifications (optional, but great to have):
- Automation experience a plus.
- Experience building non-trivial mobile applications for Android using Java or Kotlin programming language. Personal side projects are also interesting.
- Kotlin experience a plus, but not critical.
- Javascript/Node experience for some of our server side implementation.
- 3-5 years of experience of relevant mobile work.


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.

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