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Director, Product & Engineering in Stockholm - Jakobsbergsgatan at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/19/2021

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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.

In 2018, Zettle became part of the PayPal family. Zettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom.

As Zettle is growing rapidly, so is our Tech & Product organizations, and we are now looking to strengthen leadership team with a Director, Product & Engineering. You will have formal responsibility for the 200+ strong Tech & Product department and its employees (currently across two different geographies). You will develop and lead a fast growing organisation: embrace, test and evaluate change: prepare for scale. The role reports to VP and is located in Stockholm.

As Director you will be responsible for:
  • Make sure we attract, retain and develop top talents within the development area.
  • Participate in defining and administering compensation, benefits, and promotions for employees.
  • Facilitate individual professional as well as personal development of the employees.
  • Maintain a well functioning tech management team, with tech managers as direct reports.
  • Responsible for planning, execution and follow-up of budget outcome.
  • Is part of the management board representing the tech organization.
  • Is part of the Tech, Product and Design management team (TPD). Develops strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities.
  • Provide the product delivery process with development capacity. This includes hiring, firing, and training of personnel to provide the desired development capacity.
  • Build and support high performance self organizing cross functional development teams. This includes:
  • Create an environment where teams can perform and have the necessary skills and mandate to work in a self organized way.
  • Recruit talent with needed skills and train the staff to develop new skills.
  • Help teams remove any impediments they are not able to manage themselves.
Participate in creating and be an active part of executing Zettle's company strategy.
We believe a successful candidate has below background and personal traits
  • Skills and experience in software engineering. Extensive knowledge and experience of best practices within the trade.
  • Is a visionary communicator, is frequently visible and present within the department.
  • Proven track record of encourage and promote excellent engineering practices to enable high quality, sustainable pace and low lifetime cost for the system. Train people as needed and allocate time for self-improvement in the teams.
Small minds never helped small businesses
It takes originality and an open mind to start a small business. That’s why small minds have no place in ours. At Zettle, we celebrate the individuality of the people we work with, valuing the impact that diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas can have on our culture and the products we build. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole personality to work.

We're all for equality for all.  

Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewellery makers. You name them - at Zettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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