Android Software Engineer - Payments (Amsterdam)

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About Uber

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

Job Description

What you'll do

  • Did you know that Uber supports about 20 different payment methods? From credit card to PayPal, Alipay, Apple Pay and cash, our payments team's goal is to let people pay with their preferred payment method, worldwide and at Uber-scale.
  • Uber's payments team is based in Amsterdam, at the heart of our international engineering efforts. As a member of our team, you will dig into the complex but rewarding world of money, and work to enhance the platform with third-party payment integrations. Here are some examples of technical challenges you may be solving:
  • Full-stack approach. Each integration is unique and often requires a back-end, mobile and web component. You will be part of a cross-functional team which is developing the overall experience and architecture.
  • Global scale. Despite being based in Amsterdam, we work on integration for the overall Uber platform. Those integrations include Alipay (300M users in China) and Paypal (173M users). Our systems support the entirety of Uber's rider payments platform worldwide.
  • Scale & reliability. Our solutions support Uber's always-on marketplace. Maintaining this platform at scale requires constant investment in security, reliability and monitoring tooling.
  • Innovation. We create platforms: payments is a central initiative for Uber, and we are constantly innovating in this field.

What you'll need

  • Excellent coding abilities. You have advanced knowledge of at least one programming language, and of OOP patterns. You've used programming tools (e.g. version control) and already completed a couple of full stack projects. You have an intimate knowledge of the command line.
  • Ability to be a fast learner. We're looking for software engineers who perk up when learning new technologies or a new partner API. You keep yourself up-to-date with the latest technological trends. You're constantly on the lookout for opportunities to try out new things.
  • The ability to combine speed and quality. You strive on proving that these are not mutually exclusive - that you can achieve both at the same time. You are committed to quality, performance, and efficiency.
  • Experience in taking ownership. You take pride in your work and thrive when you know it is done well. You pride yourself on thorough monitoring, concise up-to-date documentation, and adequate test coverage. You thrive in a fast and growing environment where all hands are on deck, and consider no obstacle too big or too small.
  • To be a standout colleague. You believe that you can achieve more when you work in a team - that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You rely on others' candid feedback for continuous improvement. You want to work with different finance, mobile, product, design and fraud teams to create the best solution for Uber.
  • Design and business insight. You have a thorough understanding of requirements and your technical contributions. Whether you're working on an API used by other developers, an internal tool consumed by our operation teams, or a feature used by millions of customers, your attention to details leads to a delightful user experience.
  • Android experience: you have in-depth knowledge of the Android application framework and extensive experience developing, shipping and maintaining native Android apps. You are proficient with writing unit/functional tests and have experience working with test automation frameworks (e.g. Espresso, Calabash, JUnit, Mockito). You're also fluent with Java 7 and have an in-depth knowledge of the Android SDK, as well as tooling such as the Gradle build system, and profiling.

Bonus points

  • Experience with other mobile platforms and iOS in particular
  • Full-stack development experience, including backend API design and applications development
  • Experience working in systems handling high volume financial transactions is a plus
  • An open source profile (such as Github) with some interesting projects is highly desirable



  • Breakfast and lunch onsite.
  • Work in the very centre of Amsterdam!

Do you want to know what it is like to work at Uber? Visit our Engineering website here and watch this video to hear from our engineers what it's like to work at Uber

Be sure to check out the Uber Engineering Blog to learn more about the team.

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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