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Senior Lead Javascript Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

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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. web team is looking for a Sr. Staff Full stack Java script engineer in San Jose to work on the next generation web application stacks. We want people who demonstrates thought leadership, great execution skills and a passion for delivering superior user experiences. As a member of the team, you will directly work with the product owners and designers to create outstanding solutions and deliver incredible products.

We are looking for the best Full Stack Web Application engineers in the world, who have a passion for developing massively scalable, distributed software systems that require high availability to support mission-critical business tasks. Quality is at the forefront of everything our team does, and we are looking for true passion for writing robust, re-usable, scalable and well-tested code.

On the personality side, you are the right person for PayPal if you are willing to:

  • Drive to get results and not let anything get in your way
  • Be proactive and anticipate/handle issues before they blowup
  • Exhibit a strong backbone and challenge the status quo when needed
  • Demonstrate a high level of curiosity and keep abreast of the latest technologies
  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything you do
  • Show pride and passion for helping businesses thrive around the globe


As a Senior MTS Full Stack JavaScript Engineer, you will be responsible for working on applications and services that handle thousands of pages hosted on You will work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation and experimentations are a given. You will master both established and cutting-edge technologies like, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Redux, Next.js, HTML5, CSS3 and CMS. Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Architect, design and develop scalable, resilient web applications, reusable web components, frameworks, common libraries and restful services
  • Lead and participate in producing deliverables to high quality standards
  • Work closely with Product Management, User Experience Design, Analytics and other cross functional & vertical development teams to meet business requirements.
  • Take ownership of the solution from end to end and be responsible for translating functional requirements into a web solution.
  • Enforce sound development practices and ensure the quality delivery of solutions including, but not limited to, technical design and code reviews.
  • Act as a technical advisor to application development teams to plan, implement, and support new and existing web applications.
  • Develops and communicates technical processes, standards, and best practices to the team


  • Experience in architecting, designing, implementing and maintaining high performance, high availability, large-scale web applications
  • Experience with SEO, page optimizations, CDN, Content Management and the related tools
  • Proficient in client & server-side JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, React.js, Redux and webpack
  • Competent in developing Node.js applications and building single page web applications using React.js & Redux 
  • Experience with cross-browser, cross-platform and design constraints on the web
  • Strong understanding & experience with Design patterns and Data Structures
  • Experience in design and building RESTful APIs; exposure to GraphQL is a plus
  • Well versed with code versioning tools such as Git and CI/CD
  • Comfortable working in agile product development environment, building from scratch and continuously improving on it
  • Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation
  • Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in matrix organizations
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities
  • At least 6+ years of web application development experience & overall 8+ years of software development experience
  • B.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science

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



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