Senior Android Engineer

  • Spain
  • November 17, 2021

Recruiter Note: We have an office in central Barcelona, but we are equally eager to speak with candidates based in elsewhere in Spain who'd like to work remotely. Background Apto Payments is tra

Recruiter Note: We have an office in central Barcelona, but we are equally eager to speak with candidates based in elsewhere in Spain who’d like to work remotely.


Apto Payments is transforming the card issuance industry. We help companies issue new kinds of cards in new ways – we do it with fewer constraints and more creativity, for a better cardholder experience. Founded in 2014 as Shift Payments, the company worked with Coinbase to launch the first Bitcoin debit card. Today, as Apto, our mission is ambitious, creating new ways to connect people to their assets by helping – crypto and non-crypto related – companies successfully launch innovative, user-centric card programs.

Apto is a well-funded startup, headquartered in San Francisco. We are focused on growing our business in a responsible way – building best-in-class products while managing regulatory and financial risk. We’re motivated to empower developers’ and customers’ abilities to design the next generation of can’t-live-without card programs, in the most efficient way possible. Our headquarters is in San Francisco, we have also an office in Barcelona, but we are also open to remote candidates for this role.

The Role & Opportunity

We’re growing our mobile development team and we are looking for a Senior Android Engineer to help build the future of payments by developing our mobile products, two SDKs and an Android application. The ideal candidate will love to bring UI implementations to the highest levels of quality and will care deeply about things like code cleanliness, reusability, maintainability, performance, and UI layout accuracy – as well as doing whatever is needed to create a best-in-class user experience for Apto’s users.

You will report to our Mobile Lead while working closely with engineers in the US as well as Spain. You will have a lot of latitudes to accomplish your job and have daily access to support from senior leadership. You will also have the chance to influence design implementation decisions to create the next version of our products.

About You

You are a motivated, proactive, self-teaching Android Engineer that wants to own more of our Android products. You know what you are good at and you work to fill your gaps to ensure you deliver the best possible experience to our stakeholders.

You also have:

  • 5+ years of Android development
  • Deep experience with Kotlin is necessary, it’s Android, and familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • A passion for clean code
  • Creative, someone who can help us raise the bar, challenge our current setup, and improve our solution.
  • Experience writing tests, TDD is a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience developing Android libraries – ideally with shipping robust mobile technologies or cutting-edge apps that have large numbers of users.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git and familiarity with Continuous Integration.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; able to effectively collaborate with technical and business partners.
  • iOS development experience/interest is a bonus.


  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Stipend for ongoing professional development
  • Work with a diverse team of impact-driven individuals
  • Opportunity to impact financial solutions for millions of people around the world
  • Hybrid work environment – Ability to work from a local office (if we have one) or remote depending on location. Take an in-person meeting when it’s more efficient, and skip the commute when it’s not needed.

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