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Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer in Austin, Texas, 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.

Software engineers at PayPal develop innovative solutions and high-quality products that touch millions of people every day around the globe. Our engineers solve some of the most complex technical problems in the world of payments across all business units, including PayPal, Braintree, Venmo and Paydiant. We’re looking for the highest levels of technical talent and programming skills, as well as a keen desire to deeply understand our products and services to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability and scalability.

You’ll work alongside the best and the brightest engineering talent in the industry. The Developer Ecosystem team has opportunities in a wide range of areas including development, design, search, platform, test, quality, big data, front end and back-end. As a core participant of your team, you’ll estimate engineering efforts, prioritize projects, plan implementations and triage production issues. You need to be dynamic, collaborative and curious as we build new experiences, improve existing products and develop distributed systems powering the world’s largest e-commerce and payments websites at a scale few companies can match.


  • Design robust and scalable distributed applications.
  • Code, test and debug programs according to computer engineering specifications. - Build new and modify existing applications.
  • Develop software prototypes.
  • Write unit tests and functional tests (automation).
  • Perform manual tests.
  • Use tools to access data in datastore, version control systems, etc.
  • Practice Agile methodologies.
  • Provide production support and fix bugs
  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners in design and product.
  • Drive discussion and provide feedback on code and architecture.
  • Mentor less senior engineers on the team in a manner that helps them grow.


  • 10+ years programming skills in Java, NodeJS, Spring, React, HTML, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Track record leading, developing, and delivering significant, complex software projects within complex organizations.
  • Expertise in designing large scale distributed systems.
  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Exposure to additional technologies such as GatsbyJS, PHP, Python, Microsoft .NET (C#), iOS, Android.
  • Knowledge with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the Web.
  • Experience writing unit/functional tests using Mocha, Nemo.js, JUnit, Selenium, etc.
  • Experience designing and building systems with Docker containers.
  • Experience debugging web applications using Developer Tools on the browser.
  • Familiarity working with SQL and noSQL datastores.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong influencer and strong communicator, both written and spoken.

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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