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Front-End Software Engineer Lead in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/17/2021

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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 392 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 Credit products play a vital role in fulfilling PayPal’s mission to democratize financial services. Within the Credit team, we are striving to re-imagine our credit products to provide fair, fast and flexible products that responsibly enable our Customers to meet their financial goals. We are seeking a software engineer to lead a new team in Chicago that will partner with two existing teams in Silicon Valley to help us design and build PayPal consumer experiences for Buy Now Pay Later: When you choose the Pay in 4 option while paying with PayPal, that's our product! As a lead member of our consumer product development team, you will play a meaningful role in developing applications for PayPal customers to apply for and use Buy Now Pay Later. You will be part of a brand-new team in Chicago, closely collaborating with teams in Silicon Valley, Scottsdale and Baltimore. You will obtain practical work experience in high-traffic critical applications, learn about PayPal business, and receive mentorship and training opportunities.

The Day To Day:

  • Write code! Build mobile and web applications to help customers apply for and utilize PayPal Credit’s diverse product portfolio

  • Collaborate with the team in an agile environment to deliver innovative, quality code iteratively

  • Care deeply about code craftspersonship and quality, bringing an enthusiasm for using the best practices of scalability, accessibility, maintenance, and testing into everyday development

  • Partner daily with design & product to build great customer experiences

Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to do great software engineering: You are doing it now, and your background shows you will pick up quickly what you have not already learned

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a professional team: Have trained and mentored junior and mid-level engineers, onboarded new hires, negotiated requirements, organized the work and defined direction.

  • Takes pride and ownership of critical apps: Dealt with P0/P1 bugs, executed production deployments, implemented monitoring and system health checks, and implemented documented processes to guide the team.

  • Experience in JavaScript/Node and RESTful APIs, and experience with modern web front-end technologies such as React.  

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Software Engineering is desired, or equivalent experience and knowledge of CS/SE fundamentals.

We know confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply! 


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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