Staff Software Engineer, Android SDK at PayPal (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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.

The PayPal SDK and Integrations team is seeking to reinvent the way we pay online. Our team is responsible for enabling millions of merchants around the world to accept payments within their mobile apps and websites. We always keep developers and their needs at the top of our mind and strive to provide the best-in-class developer experience. We are looking fora passionate,highly talented, self-driven,andproven Android Engineer to join our team! In this role, you will be developing and enabling new payment methods and features for PayPal's Android SDK. You will play a pivotal role in designing and building the next generation of PayPal's developer experience. You will be responsible for building and delivering features for PayPal's Android SDK, maintaining and contributing to open source, evangelizing and engaging with external developers. We're looking for someone who is eager to learn and able to master many technologies and has a strong focus on empathizing and understanding what developers need.

What you'll be doing
* Developing and enabling new payment methods and features through PayPal's Android SDK.
* Working with stakeholders across PayPal to create a simple, robust Android SDK that enables all PayPal has to offer.
* Partnering closely with cross functional partners in design and product.
* Providing feedback on code and contributing to architecture discussions.
* Engaging with internal and external developers to better understand developer pain points and ways to improve the developer experience.
* 3+ years of work experience in developing Android applications.
* Comfortable working with Kotlin, Java, Android Studio, Maven, Coroutines, and modern Android best practices.
* Experience in developer-facing products (e.g. SDKs, REST APIs, GraphQL) or products that enable third-party application development are great to have but not required.
* Excited about our team's focus on open source and improving developer experiences.
* Experience working in an Agile environment.
* Keep up to date on industry trends and technologies and apply them to our products.
How we work:
* Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. We work directly with other teams.
* Engineers build, test, release and monitor their own code.
* We pair program often. We believe that we do our best work when we work and collaborate together.
* We default to async communication and call for meetings when necessary.
* We hold daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements.
* We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.

Types of projects we work on:
* We do a lot of open-source development as our SDKs are in public GitHub. We also contribute to other open-source projects.
* We own PayPal's SDKs, which are the primary way for a merchant to accept payments in their Websites and Mobile apps.
* We are launching new and interesting ways to pay through the SDKs.
* We create easy-to-use developer tools that supplement our SDKs and Integrations.
* We are focused on improving the developer experience by engaging with the external developer community, creating tutorials, blogs, and speaking at conferences.Other cultural aspects:
* Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge.
* Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.

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:

Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

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 [email protected]
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.

More Information on PayPal
PayPal operates in the Payments industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 93 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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