Front End JavaScript Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/17/2019

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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 277 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.

The PayPal Alternative Payments team is seeking a talented engineer who is looking for a challenge in building new experiences, improving existing products, and developing distributed systems powering the world's largest e-commerce and payments websites at a scale few companies can match. We're looking for an accomplished JavaScript and Node.js application developer with a passion for user experience and a desire to question all assumptions to make our products better across the board. You must be a self-starter and deeply passionate about best-in-class and cutting-edge web technologies. You should be a technical leader, a mentor, and a teacher. This role is an opportunity to have a meaningful impact across many teams at PayPal and help us accomplish our goal of democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Join us in our mission by applying today.


  • Participate in the full development lifecycle, including ownership of design and architectural decisions, coding, automated testing, and production releases
  • Design and develop software following best practices of accessibility, scalability, availability, performance, internationalization, and instrumentation
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to engineers within the team
  • Lead by example and through code reviews to drive the team toward the highest standards and best practices
  • Continuously pursue the advancement of developer productivity and happiness
  • Partner closely with design, user experience, and product to craft delightful product experiences while maintaining a firm grasp on design and experience best practices
  • Stay up to date with the newest open source technologies and make well-reasoned proposals on how to improve and upgrade our applications

Required Attributes:

  • 5+ years of experience with client-side, JavaScript-based application design, development, testing, and delivery
  • 5+ years of experience with Node.js API design, development, testing and delivery
  • 3+ years of experience working with React and client-side data management libraries (Flux, Redux, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+
  • Experience with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web, and how to solve both common and uncommon problems
  • Passionate about developing amazing user experiences
  • Experience in planning, developing, and executing automated unit, functional, integration, and end-to-end tests
  • Experience with development tools such as NPM and Webpack
  • Experience with version control tools such as Git and GitHub
  • Experience with the Agile development methodology
  • Solid working knowledge of HTTP, RESTful APIs and databases (RDBMS, NoSQL, etc.)
  • A strong advocate of code craftsmanship, excellent coding standards, and the use of tools that improve code quality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn, experiment, and share knowledge with others
  • Experience working with GraphQL a plus
  • B.S Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

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.



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