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Software Engineering Manager 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.

Are you an engineering leader who loves to build world-class technology teams that impact millions of consumers and businesses all over the world? Do you thrive on applying technology innovation to solve for customers’ biggest wants and needs? PayPal Checkout API Team is growing and looking for a manager to build the next generation of digital payments. The Checkout API Team Serves $100+B in payment volumes across 200+ countries, supporting over 300 million consumers and 20 million merchants. Our Platform is a suite of SOAP, REST, and GraphQL services, which are used by internal and external developers to enable payments anytime, anywhere and anyway. The Platform processes billions of requests each month, and enables PayPal and its partners to rapidly innovate on new payment scenarios and enable new experiences. The evolution of the Platform is integral to PayPal’s successful long-term strategy. In PayPal, we develop massively scalable, distributed software systems with strong security practices, low latency, and high availability to our business.

About You:

  • You have experience leading a team of high-performing engineers, including managing and shipping cross-functional or multi-team projects.
  • You enjoy collaborating with Product Management and UX Design on the product discovery & delivery lifecycle.  
  • You are proactive and anticipate/handle most issues before they blowup.
  • You lead through a solution-first mindset, yet exhibit a strong backbone and challenge the status quo when needed
  • You're endlessly curious about the technologies your team works with and strive to keep your technical knowledge sharp — but you also feel comfortable knowing your greatest impact won't be as a technical contributor.
  • You place a tremendous value on good communication . You know how to pick the right communication tool for the problem at hand (chat, video, email, etc.).
  • You are open minded and demonstrate one team behavior across teams, orgs and locations
  • You are effective in collaborating with peers both within your team and across the organization.
  • Bonus: You have been an engineering manager with a fully distributed team

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience in building scalable applications/products.
  • Experience in building enterprise application & platforms on a high throughput SaaS product
  • 2+ years of managing a team of Software Engineers
  • Work experience on databases (Oracle, Mysql)
  • Skilled in providing technical leadership and architectural guidance
  • Expertise in software development best practices
  • Understanding of software development processes such as Agile
  • Experience in the Financial services/Banking domain is a plus
  • Ability to lead, organize, and manage projects beginning to end that require coordinated efforts across multiple functions 
  • Ability to operate and thrive in a fluid, ever changing environment.  Proactive in approach with a focus on driving results and outcomes with multiple priorities and multiple stakeholders.
  • Drive innovation and customer advocacy.  Be a positive change agent with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Prior success in hiring, mentoring, and developing highly effective Software Engineers and building high performing teams
  • Conscientious, curious, hard-working individual who craves accountability and loves to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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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