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Lead Software Engineer - Venmo in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/29/2021

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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.

About Us Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds! But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together! What You'll Do Venmo is looking for a Sr. Member of Technical Staff engineer to join the team to deliver high quality, secure products to millions of users. As an engineer on the Commerce team, you will be primarily responsible for feature development that help us monetize Venmo platform through products like Venmo Pay, Business Profiles, QRC etc. You should be comfortable with working with cross functional teams to deliver projects. You should excel at planning, developing and testing your code as well supporting members of the team with code reviews and technical guidance.

Requirements

  • Lead engineering effort(s) and takes ownership of multiple larger project features, modules, or services. 
  • Provides technical leadership for a team with limited guidance from management or senior teammates. 
  • Design, estimate and implement new and refactored software services on the platform securely, reliably and at scale. Take ownership for quality of design and implementation of software components 
  • Deliver high quality code on time and follow our SDLC process 
  • Have an appetite to learn and contribute to complex projects alongside your colleagues  
  • Participate in code reviews  
  • Interact with various non-engineering teams such as product, support, finance operations, compliance and legal. 
  • Follow engineering best practices as well as propose new ones 
  • Break down monolithic backend systems down to distributed scalable, resilient services/systems. 
  • Scale our distributed services architecture to support growth while maintaining performance and reliability 
  • Collaborate with other engineers in software design and development best practices to significantly drive faster iteration and experimentation 
  • Strong, active advocacy for technical standards and quality across PayPal, Inc. 
  • Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership to deliver new features and services against the product roadmap. 
  • Technologies we use: Python, Django, MySQL, AWS etc.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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