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Android Engineer - Payments

Android, Engineering in Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.



About the Role



Our engineering culture is the same across all our engineering offices: in Amsterdam, this is no different from San Francisco or our other locations. Amsterdam is one of the largest mobile engineering offices outside of our Bay Area headquarters. We are a diverse group, with talented people from over 30 countries working together.


Engineers working at Uber are highly autonomous, involved in decisions impacting the business and systems. We have a high bar for engineering quality, which starts by a transparent planning process before we write code - any engineer can get involved here. We have dedicated teams building efficient developer tools and keep improving our Android monorepo. We are big on constructive code reviews, accompany business logic with automated tests and have robust deployment and beta testing processes in place. We balance code and architecture quality with good execution speed, supporting the continued growth of Uber.


Mobile architecture for many of the Uber apps is based on the cross-platform RIBs architecture which we have open sourced, several mobile engineers from the Amsterdam office contributing. We write Android code mostly in Java, starting to introduce Kotlin to some codebases. We use Motif for dependency injection, RxJava for asynchronous event based programming and tools like NullAway for advanced static analysis. We frequently share work and learnings on Android and mobile on our engineering blog and our regular Android internal engineering meetings.


Engineering managers at Uber are also hands-on with coding and architecture - you can bump into some of our Amsterdam managers speaking at mobile conferences. Product managers here are also technical, many of them having been engineers in the past. Other people engineers interact with daily, in the office include data scientists, designers, and UX researchers.

What You’ll Do
  • As a Mobile Engineer on the payments team, you’ll

    • Design and build the payments experience on mobile, tailored for all geographies and products like Rider, Driver, Eats, Freight, JUMP Bikes and other, new Uber products.
    • Write best in class code and contribute to a clean and continuously evolving mobile architecture, many of this based on RIBs.
    • Work with an energetic and fun group of mobile, backend, frontend engineers, as well as product managers, designers, data scientists, user researchers.
    • Influence other engineers, teams and product managers, impacting the full product lifecycle.
    • Collaborate with teams in different offices, such as the Mobile Platform, Data Science, Payments Risk and Finance.
    • Keep the bar high on sustainable engineering by following best practices, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing, and monitoring.


    What You’ll Need

    • A passion for designing, implementing and shipping beautiful user experiences.
    • 4 or more years of experience with mobile development.
    • Hands-on knowledge of Android and strong knowledge of Java or Kotlin.
    • Experience or interest in backend development - both at the API level, as well as with services. Our mobile and backend engineers work closely together and we encourage people contributing in multiple domains.
    • Experience building and shipping consumer-facing products.
    • A collaborative approach, being open to help team members.
    • Applied knowledge of software engineering and best practices such as testing, documentation and code reviews.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write engineering documents.


    Bonus Points If You Have

    • Hands-on knowledge of RxJava, understanding how it works under the hood and best practices around it.
    • Experience in iOS development or interest in learning iOS - with RIBs, the architecture is strikingly similar to Android.
    • Applied knowledge of coding best practices that minimize tech and architecture debt.
    • Experience shipping and operating apps at scale to a large number of users, across several geographies and locales.
    • Experience in the Fintech or payments domains.




What You’ll Need
  • 3 Minimum Years of Experience with Android


About the Team

As the Payments team, we are building next-generation payments experiences for millions of daily customers. We are changing how people pay for Uber services and how partners get paid. You would work together with designers, UX researchers and talented engineers to build new, innovative and scalable solutions that delight people. Payments is a key part of Uber - working on this team means collaborating and learning from many, different and interesting teams.

See our Candidate Privacy Statement

At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.