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Dir Product Mgt - Developer Platform in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/28/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal Developer Platform & Experiences org is hiring a senior product leader who can transform the internal developer experience and take developer productivity to the next level. PayPal has hundreds of delivery teams constantly iterating on thousands of microservices, operating in a polyglot ecosystem. This complex system must service billions of dollars in payment volume securely, reliably, and efficiently while supporting rapid feature development and a high rate of change. This visionary product leader will be responsible for all the core application, configuration, and messaging frameworks, lead the vision for native mobile developer experience, and oversee next generation capabilities such as service mesh and automated CI/CD of application infrastructure, enterprise wide. The ideal candidate has deep domain knowledge combined with a strong customer perspective and passion for enabling developers to do their best work. They must also be tireless advocates and community builders within the developer ecosystem as well as establish credibility and influence across the leadership of all organizational units.


  • This is a leadership role responsible for a team of product managers enabling the success and productivity of all PayPal developers and the business.
  • Develop a deep emotional and technical understanding of the pains and challenges in the developer community and be their number one champion in driving continuous improvement.
  • Own and drive the strategy and vision of developer frameworks, platforms, mobile CI/CD, and best practices, including adoption of new technologies and creating innovative, patentable solutions.
  • Establish a strong network of platform contributors and encourage collaborate development of core app frameworks to accelerate velocity.
  • Drive effective, mature Agile practices and continuous execution improvements within your teams.
  • Provide a strong understanding of native mobile developer platforms and bring broad thought leadership to the next generation mobile developer experience.
  • Build, coach and manage a strong team of platform product managers that set the standard and can up level the overall talent of the extended organization.
  • Bring a strong industry perspective that can help shape and evolve the internal PayPal developer experience to be as good or better than other leading technology organizations.


  • 12+ years of product management experience owning product line strategy, product roadmaps and successfully bringing highly technical, platform products to market.
  • Personal experience as a developer highly encouraged, including a well-informed opinion of the developer mindset and what’s most important to their success.
  • Very high EQ and ability to empathize and communicate with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Track record of relentless customer development.
  • Solid experience designing and delivering CI/CD solutions for mobile application development.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to drive change in a large, matrixed organization.
  • Fearless leader able to constructively advance opinionated perspective, well-informed by industry and customer analysis, to all levels of organization.
  • Ability to think and communicate at multiple levels, from conceptual product architecture to minute implementation details at the same time.
  • Excellent collaboration, coaching, and team building skills.
  • Is precise in thinking, communication, and tactical execution.
  • Has a strong executive presence.
  • Practices extreme ownership.
  • Believes having fun is essential to success.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at