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Lead Product Manager – Database Platform in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/19/2021

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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 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.

Do you want to be a part of a mission-driven company building products to handle scale to support 1 billion daily active users? Are you passionate about building database and data stores platform products? Do you want to make thousands of application developers, data analysts and data scientists more productive? Come join us in PayPal's Enterprise Data Platform Product Management team!

The Technology Platforms and Experiences (TPX) team is the technology engine that powers PayPal’s business. We deliver a scalable, efficient and highly reliable infrastructure and services platform in a hybrid cloud environment. As part of TPX, Enterprise Data Platform (EDP) delivers a world-class data platform for thousands of PayPal’s data scientists, analysts, developers and operators.

As a Lead Product Manager in EDP, you will own some of critical data platform products in PayPal spanning the entire database lifecycle such as relational database platforms, schema management, storage technology, NoSQL data stores, connection caching and multiplexing and end user experiences. You will be responsible for:

• Driving product strategy and creating capabilities that application teams can leverage to have a direct impact on PayPal end user experience 
• Working cross-functionally (with global BUs, engineering, and design) and developing strong relationships that help build trust with key partner teams.
• Evangelizing product roadmap internally and externally in informal and formal settings
• Running lean experiments to inform future investment areas
• Continuously collect customer feedback to further improve the platform and products


The Lead Product Manager for database platform will build a world class data platform for PayPal’s core product developers, database administrators and other technology teams to scale the site infrastructure to achieve our goal of 1 billion daily active users (DAU). You will also be a key contributor in moving PayPal’s database infrastructure to public cloud.  


  • 8+ years of experience in Software development and working in technology space.
  • At least 2-3 years working as a product manager in a data platform/infrastructure organization. 
  • Expertise in application and services development with large scale of data as a practitioner or product owner
  • Experience working closely with product development teams, infrastructure teams, database and system administrators
  • Passion to identify problems to solve, and to define the platform features which can solve those problems
  • BA/BS in CS preferred.

Success in this role requires the following:

  • Inspiring all levels of the organization with your product vision and customer passion.
  • Extremely strong communication skills, to work up, down and across a matrix organization
  • Identifying new opportunities based on research, industry trends and best practices, driving innovation.
  • Building a strong product management practice by continually assessing the needs of the customer, market trends and competitive opportunities.
  • Starting with vague information and driving to a clear identification of an unmet customer need, followed by products which address the needs
  • Deeply analytical in thinking, with the ability to see the strategic value of the offerings

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