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(Senior) Android Developer - Design System 



Software Engineering, Design
Cologne, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SumUp’s vision is a world where everyone can build a thriving business.

This is a unique opportunity to be a driving force as Design System engineer for SumUp. The Design System is the foundation for delivering a seamless experience for our Merchants across all of SumUp's world class products and services. By joining our newly formed Design System Team, you support our entire organisation in curating and delivering exceptional merchant and customer experiences. You are part of a centralised cross-functional team that influences the overall direction of SumUp’s look & feel. You build and maintain scalable components and patterns that adapt to our evolving needs. Through your contribution to the Design System, you enable SumUp Engineering teams to deliver on our commitment to accessibility, to increased productivity and velocity of delivery.

In this role you will

  • Build and maintain high-quality components to extend and improve the Android version of SumUp's Design System (both Jetpack Compose and XML/View-based)

  • Drive the Android Design System's long-term architecture and structure

  • Work with mobile engineers across all of SumUp to understand their needs, pair on implementation, help them make better use of the Design System and review community contributions

  • Represent the Design System to the global Mobile Chapter and SumUp Engineering, including evangelising its adoption and best engineering practices

  • Ensure accessibility and enhance the user experience by adopting OS best practices or incorporating motion

Your Profile

  • You have 4+ years of experience in Kotlin and the Android ecosystem, with strong interest in Design Systems

  • You are passionate about design and delivering stunning experiences that drive business impact

  • You are committed to clean, maintainable and testable code

  • You possess A11Y awareness and competence, experience with Material Design or other design systems, OS conventions and building libraries used by multiple teams

  • You understand the bigger context of a component or UX pattern, design a solution, chunk it into workable items and deliver the solution

Why you should join SumUp:

  • The opportunity to work on large scale fintech products used by millions of small businesses around the world

  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

  • Enrollment onto our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp’s future success

  • A corporate pension scheme

  • You'd enjoy other great benefits such as Urban Sports Club subsidy, subsidized office lunches and other location-tailored benefits, Babbel language platform subscription and more

  • You’ll attend global offsites and/or hackathons.

  • Join a truly global SumUp team of 3200+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 4 continents

About us:

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

Job Application Tip

We recognise that candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the job criteria in order to apply for a job. Please note that this is only a guide. If you don’t tick every box, it’s ok too because it means you have room to learn and develop your career at SumUp.