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Director of Engineering in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/30/2021

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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 375 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.

Director of Engineering, Branded Experiences - Client

Director of Engineering, Branded Experiences - Client

The Branded Experiences team at PayPal is looking for a Director of Engineering to lead the newly formed Consumer Payment Experiences team. This organization is responsible for the Payments Experiences across the PayPal and Xoom Consumer applications, and specifically for all Person to Person (P2P) payments experiences. The mission of this team is not only to empower people to make electronic payments quickly and securely, but to build the best user experience in the industry for electronic payments. The products we build empower money movements across all client platforms worldwide.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in hiring, building teams and retaining top talent, establishing scalable and sustainable architecture and engineering practices, collaborate on the strategy & roadmap working closely with product, design and PMO organizations, besides technical prowess and demonstrated experience building client software applications across all platforms. Experience with Fintech and Electronic Payment apps preferred.


  • Lead the Consumer Payment Experiences Client Engineering organization, working with Product and Design to define product roadmap and build the best products for the PayPal and Xoom clients across all platforms (Web and Native). That includes managing collaboration across teams as needed and resolving competing priorities.
  • Lead the organization to constantly deliver top quality client products on time and on budget. Bring predictability to the team’s overall performance and delivery.
  • Hiring, developing & retaining top talent and be responsible for the overall team structure. Coach and mentor managers and individual contributors.
  • Guide decisions on overall technical plan, including architecture and technical strategy.
  • Own and enhance development processes to ensure the quality of products and code, enhancing the engineering discipline of the team.
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and technologies and apply them quickly to our products.


  • 8+ years of Native and Web Client Engineering and product development experience with strong delivery track record of high-quality consumer products at scale.
  • 4+ years managing software development teams 
  • Great technical acumen and experience in a variety of technical stacks and technologies including some of the following: Swift/Objective C, Android, Node.js, JavaScript.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, including Extreme Programming practices like Iterative Development, Continuous Integration (and Deployment) and Test-Driven Development.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, develop and retain top mobile talent.
  • Experience building high volume customer-facing applications at scale.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills.

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



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