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Mobile Software Architect



Software Engineering, IT
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023
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.

Job Description Summary:
What you need to know about the role: The mobile architect's main responsibility involves creating, building, and validating high-performance mobile SDKs for both iOS and Android platforms. These SDKs empower PayPal and Braintree merchants to access diverse payment options through their mobile applications. Meet our team: The merchant integration team empowers our merchants and partners with seamless integration solutions, enabling them to effortlessly link their systems to our user-friendly API and SDK toolkits. Joining this dedicated team, you will contribute high-quality code to help turn this mission into a reality.

Job Description:
Your way to impact:

In collaboration with lead domain architects, your role will involve comprehending merchant integration patterns, designing and developing customer-centric mobile SDKs with a strong focus on technical expertise and security. These SDKs will facilitate various payment options for millions of PayPal merchants within their mobile applications.

Your day to day:

  • Work in close collaboration with a team of architects and engineers to create, test, and deploy exceptionally scalable and versatile products for iOS and Android SDKs. These solutions should seamlessly integrate various payment methods, including PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit cards, and region-specific options across diverse mobile platforms.
  • Engage with product and design teams to gain insights into business requirements, fostering innovation and exploring fresh opportunities. Your input will be valued, as you'll participate in design meetings to propose, discuss, and refine new features and functionalities.
  • Take ownership of communicating technical standards, principles, methodologies, and industry trends to stakeholders.
  • Write code that is deliberately designed for reusability, facilitating collaboration with other teams.
  • Develop and communicate technical processes, standards, and best practices to your colleagues.
  • Contribute to test automation efforts, including Test-Driven Development (TDD), unit, integration, functional, and accessibility testing.
  • Serve as a mentor and coach for less experienced engineers, sharing your expertise and insights to foster professional growth.

What you need to bring:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Over a decade of experience in successfully developing mobile platforms for both iOS and Android.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining mobile SDKs recognized for their scalability, availability, and security.
  • Advanced proficiency in programming languages such as Swift and Kotlin; competence in multiple languages is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in software development tools and a commitment to software engineering best practices.
  • Previous engagement with high-performing engineering teams operating within an Agile SCRUM model.
  • While prior experience with modern API development ecosystems like REST and GraphQL is preferred.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with capabilities offered by Public Cloud platforms in relevant areas.
  • The capability to draw from personal experience and collaborate with top developers to identify and implement preferred developer experiences.
  • We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $107300 to $259600

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:

To learn more about our culture and community visit

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

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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