Senior Architect, Mobile

Venmo, Newton, MA, San Francisco, CA or Chicago, IL

Simple and fun way to send and receive money between friends

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!

Engineering at Venmo

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments.  We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.

Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing.  We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our users needs and wants. We work with a product team that is data-driven and human-centered in its design principles. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests. 

The mobile architect will be responsible for Venmo’s mobile architecture and will be working very closely with the engineering managers and tech leads to continue the journey of building the best payments mobile application on both Android and iOS. This position will require in-depth knowledge on mobile development and all mobile platforms.  This individual will be working very closely with the all fellow architects to build the best payments platform in the world. 

What You’ll Do

  • Work with the CTO, Chief Architect and the other domain Architects to understand overarching business objectives, achieve the groups OKRs and KPIs for each and every quarter.
  • Develop and maintain a platform technology strategy that is aligned with business objectives.
  • Recognize, validate and evangelize emerging technologies and architectures that align with business objectives.
  • Work with platform technical leads to identify gaps in platform functionality.
  • Work with product owners to establish non-functional requirements for platform functionality.
  • Collaborate with architects across the organization and other business units across PayPal inc. to design portable and interoperable solutions to support integration of core platform services.
  • Maintain and prioritize platform architecture enhancements backlog.
  • Guide implementation of platform enhancements.
  • Coach/mentor technical leads/engineers on design principles.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies and process practices.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in computer science OR related filed of study
  • 12+ years experience in software development or a related field
  • Experience mentoring and developing software engineers
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Experience working on a large object-oriented code base
  • In depth iOS development experience.
  • In depth Android development experience.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

About Venmo

Venmo was founded in 2009 by two former college roommates who wanted a better way to pay each other back. What started off as a simple SMS platform to send and receive money has evolved into a social payments app allowing people to split bills, pay each other back for rent, and make purchases at approved merchants - all the while making these life stories more fun and less awkward. Venmo is owned by PayPal.

At Venmo, we're working to build a payment experience that's simple, delightful, and connected. Fueled by an abundance of snacks, locally sourced cold brew, and each other, our team solves exciting new challenges every day. Venmo's mission is to change people's relationships with money and each other. And it's working - people love using Venmo but we're not done yet. We want the magic of sending money with Venmo to be in every place you use it. There's still much more to do!

Want to learn more about Venmo? Visit Venmo's website.