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Software Engineer - Android apps
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

For over 35 years, we've been making history. Now, we're creating the future.

Techs on the beach

On April 14, 1981, in Honolulu, Hawaii, William "Bill" Melton incorporated his new tech company. The original intention was to provide a recourse for retailers who'd been swindled by people handing out bad checks. Bill's product was a kind of verification device using phone lines-a verification phone.

But then a pivot. The credit card industry was relatively new at the time and processing was still being done with carbon paper. Bill saw a way to reduce costs for companies like Visa and MasterCard, while capitalizing on this new technology. Instead of verifying checks, we would provide local businesses a means to electronically process credit card payments. And thus, the Verifone payment device was born.

Now, Verifone is one of the world's largest POS terminal vendors and a leading provider of payment and commerce solutions. We operate in more than 150 countries and employ nearly 6,000 people globally. Our steady growth has come organically, through a dedication to innovation and strategic partnerships, as well as from savvy acquisitions.

"We believe great work comes from incredible people. We've established a team with dedication to committed support and unmatched expertise. Whether it's building significant client experiences or paving the way for the future breakthrough in payment technology, Verifone is a place where growing your career means making a global impact. Let's shape the future of commerce together."

As a Software Engineer focusing on Android development, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of payment-related applications, services, and framework functionality for Verifone's next generation Android platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development and maintenance of Android applications and services related to: point of sale, payment processing, performance monitoring, consumer analytics, and test automation.

Contribute to the extension of Android framework (payment service SDK/ MSDK) functionality to support the aforementioned areas

Execute rapid prototyping to facilitate proof of concept and demonstrations for complex requirements and features

Develop and test the defined requirements with high accountability while managing risks and the potential of evolving requirements

Solve complex challenges specifically related to securing Android applications and services for the unique requirements of the payment industry

Work closely with other functional teams, third parties, and vendors to facilitate the resolution of issues

Knowledge & Experience:

3-5 years prior work experience with Android application development

Experience in Linux and Android software development in languages including Java and Kotlin

Experience with Android app & overall system architecture

Experience developing & architecting apps that communicate with cloud endpoints using REST

Expertise with Linux and Android software development tools (Android Studio, git)

Strong hands on experience debugging Android application issues

Experience with, and ability to develop expertise in, secure coding techniques, security/encryption technologies, and cryptography

Experience with data collection/analysis methodologies and tools

Experience with continuous integration software such as Jenkins, development processes and configuration management tools

Experience developing connected apps that talk to devices over Bluetooth, USB and WiFi is a plus

Experience developing iOS apps and / or AWS Cloud backends is a plus

Skills & Ability:

Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Ability to work in a cross-functional environment without boundaries for the benefit of the project and team

Ability to decompose larger problems into work as self-contained, minimally-dependent tasks

Ability to work as part of a geographically distributed team having members of diverse cultures

Demonstrated ability to improve both technical knowledge and process; ability to learn and apply skills to new technology


Bachelor or Master's Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science

Verifone is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


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