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Lead Engineer - Honey Checkout in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/24/2021

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. We're actively seeking a Lead Engineer to focus on building amazing new Honey powered experiences for Honey and PayPal users!

About the Team: 

As a leader on the Honey Checkout team, you will help us solve a complex problem – how to integrate Honey with millions of merchants, without requiring those merchants to do any of the work. Your main focus will be guiding a team of talented engineers as they develop a non-intrusive way to understand user's journeys through merchant checkout flows. 

We use NodeJS and React, Docker, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform.  We love Typescript, solid testing and team spirit. 

About the Role: 

As a leader within the Honey Checkout organization, we'll count on you to ensure your group delivers quality code in a timely manner.

You'll spend time coding, designing architecture and systems, coaching and mentoring, and working with other lead engineers to make sure the team is functioning smoothly.

What You'll Do: 

As a Lead Engineer at Honey, you will:

  • Build back end services using NodeJS (and sometimes Go or Python), Docker and Kubernetes 

  • Build front end features using React 

  • Write comprehensive unit and integration tests for your production code 

  • Brainstorm solutions with other engineers

  • Mentor and coach other engineers on the team

  • Collaborate with other Honey and PayPal teams to organize work on dependencies

About You: 

  • 7+ years professional experience as a software engineer 

  • Strong communicator – you can explain technical things to non-technical people, in speech and in writing 

  • Excited to learn, and to teach 

  • Experience with at least one front end framework, ie React, Angular, Vue 

  • Experience with at least one back end framework, ie Rails, Django, NestJS

Nice-to-Have Qualifications: 

  • SQL

  • GraphQL 


At Honey, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. 

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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