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Manager, Software Development 2 in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/6/2021

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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.

The Commerce Solutions and Services Integrations team is looking for an experienced technical leader to lead and guide a team of strong engineers to build a world class developer experience for our customers. Customers around the world depend on PayPal’s developer tools, SDKs, and APIs to keep their businesses thriving, and developers working with PayPal’s products need a developer experience that is easy to understand, consistent, simple to integrate, and innovative to be successful. You and your team will play a pivotal role in designing and building the next generation of PayPal’s SDKs. You will be responsible for building and delivering both client and server side SDKs in multiple languages. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn and able to master many technologies and has a strong focus on understanding what our customers want. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect.

The Team:


The Commerce Solutions and Services Integrations team is creating the future of the developer experience at PayPal. Customers around the world depend on PayPal’s developer tools, SDKs, and APIs to keep their businesses thriving, and developers working with PayPal’s products need a developer experience that is easy to understand, consistent, simple to integrate, and innovative to be successful. We partner with teams that build and own the best-in-class solutions offered across PayPal to find common ways of expressing PayPal’s products to our customers.

Our focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Our teams are geographically diverse and adept at collaborating across long distances. Some of our teams utilize pair programming, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you; teams that don’t utilize pair programming still emphasize collaboration as key to building quality solutions.

We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department – developers test, release and monitor their own code. We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.

The Role:

We are looking for a passionate, highly talented, self-driven, and proven software development manager  to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for leading a distributed engineering team, hire and retain exceptional talent and grow a high-performance team. You will co-own deliverables of the roadmap with other engineering managers and be accountable for the successful delivery of features developers working with PayPal will use every day.

You and your team will play a pivotal role in designing and building the next generation of PayPal’s SDKs. You will be responsible for building and delivering both client and server side SDKs. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn and able to master many technologies and has a strong focus on understanding what our customers want. Experience with mobile development on iOS and Android, Javascript, and multiple server side languages are ideal.

What we look for in you:

  • 2+ years experience building and leading successful engineering teams, mentoring engineers including providing feedback, and investing in the career growth of your team members.

  • Experience in developer-facing products (e.g. SDKs, REST APIs, GraphQL) or products that enable third-party application development are great to have but not required.

  • Experience turning strategies and plans into reality, partnering with product and design to scope, plan and prioritize work.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement (yourself, your teammates, our software).

  • An eye for design or an ear for the customer; engineering makes substantive contributions to product definition. Strong empathy for consumers and merchants that PayPal serves and an interest in building products that better serve them.

  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others. Ability to work autonomously to drive clarity in ambiguous situations.

  • Exceptional communication skills and experience balancing diverse priorities in a fair and transparent manner. Ability to navigate difficult conversations, both on your team and with stakeholder teams.


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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