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Lead UI Engineer in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

The Compliance team is responsible for the design, development, and support of Compliance APIs that are integrated with key strategic partners. Our solutions need to scale across millions of such interactions, working with petabyte-plus data, integrating with various other APIs in real time and yet providing high availability and configurability to the business. In PayPal, we develop massively scalable, distributed software systems that require high availability to our business. To achieve this we are always looking at advances in technology and science and tying those back to business needs. As a Lead UI engineer you will be expected to have working knowledge of designing, building and maintaining highly scalable distributed systems. Customer centricity is at the core of everything we do at PayPal and you are expected to be a customer champion and lead by example.


  • Lead and drive UI strategy solutions across the Compliance Investigation Platform, providing technical guidance and direction.

  • Partner with the team and stakeholders across the organization in designing and building highly scalable and reliable products. 

  • Translate product requirements into technical solutions.

  • Perform design and code reviews, being hands-on with the code-base--code, test, and & release deliverables.

  • Mentor colleagues to help develop strong coding practices and standards across the organization.

  • Solve technical challenges and address complex real-time issues that our customers face.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. 

  • Expert in UI development using ReactJS and NodeJS.

  • Working knowledge of RDBMS. Understanding of NoSQL and other modern database and storage technologies is desirable. 

  • 8+ years of experience preferred in building scalable distributed software systems with at least two years’ experience in leading technical design and delivery. 

  • Solid understanding of architectural considerations such as security, performance, scalability, reliability. 

  • Strong programming fundamentals and analytical skills. 

  • Strong advocate of code craftsmanship and quality deliverables. 

  • Experience in testing frameworks, build tools and CI processes/tools.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability in working with/getting results within cross-functional group environment.

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



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