Staff Software Engineer Android 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.

We're looking for a Staff Android Mobile Engineer to help architect, develop, and test the PayPal Android Consumer App.

At PayPal, we work together on small, collaborative teams. We're passionate about code quality and we're constantly - some might say, obsessively - finding new ways to perfect our processes and product.

We work closely with our design, content, and product teams to build, test, and iterate on new solutions
to customers' problems. And we meet with our customers every week to make sure we're giving them
the app they expect and the experiences they deserve. But it doesn't stop there. We have dedicated teams to support our Continuous Integration, Quality and Release processes. All this results in your code being published in an update to the App Store at least once every 3 weeks.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Leads native Android app development by converting ideas, designs, and requirements into concrete, stable production builds
  • Designs and oversees solutions for specific use cases that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements


  • Influences and mentor's peers-not just in the immediate team, but across PayPal
  • Works with product, project, and engineering teams to deliver products on schedule that solve our customers' problems
  • Collaborates with Engineering and QA to resolve bugs
  • Develops and communicates technical processes, standards, and best practices to the team


Required Technical Skills

  • 8+ years software development experience (or Master's with 6+ years of experience)
  • 3+ years of Android mobile development experience
  • Knowledge of multi-threaded, asynchronous code
  • Experience with animation, and implementing user interface designs


  • Knowledge of design patterns like MVVM
  • Skilled at writing Unit and Automation tests
  • B.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science


Desired Technical Skills

  • Thorough understanding of the Android Studio and Gradle
  • Expert understanding of the Jetpack Compose, Android System APIs, Firebase Services, Android app lifecycle
  • Knowledge of open-source and commercial libraries commonly used in the Android ecosystem
  • Prior experience of building SDKs and distributing to clients is a plus
  • Restful API Development experience is a big plus


Required Soft Skills

  • A team player who values collaboration, innovation, and inclusion
  • Interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest technological developments
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in the payments industry


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 https://www.paypalbenefits.com

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.com.

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.

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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 95 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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