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Senior Software Engineer - Checkout in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/1/2021

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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.

As a Software Engineer for PayPal Checkout Engineering you will work on a development team focused on delivering delightful and ever-improving user experiences to our users across the globe. Once you are well versed in our product domain and our software architecture, you will drive day-to-day development of new features and functionality in coordination with your teammates. You will work closely with members of Product, Design and Analytics to ensure that all requirements for new software are met. You’ll also take part in testing, deployment, and monitoring of our software. You will be responsible for developing industry-leading Checkout experiences that bring unquestionable value to both merchants and buyers. In this role, you will be responsible for shaping the future of PayPal's customer-facing Checkout products, from payment buttons to transaction receipts, and every step along the way. We're looking for talented, motivated, detail-oriented technologists with a passion for building beautiful products and experiences. We value collaboration, communication, and a passion for achieving engineering and product excellence.

Things you'll do as a Software Engineer at PayPal:

  • Contribute to engineering efforts and demonstrate ownership of the features and functionality you are building

  • Contribute to the design and development of existing and new payment experiences using a wide variety of web technologies

  • Practice clean and scalable coding principles

  • Participate in frequent code reviews of the work others in your team are contributing

  • Identify critical non-functional requirements for the work your team is prioritizing (security, performance, scalability, etc.)

  • Collaborate effectively with product, design, and analytics team members to better understand what our customers need, and why

  • Work with your Agile team to achieve shared understanding around the new products and features under consideration

  • Continuously learn and share your knowledge and experience with your team

  • Collaborate with other developers to design and implement the required solutions

  • Enhance and maintain existing product capabilities

  • Actively contribute to our automated test suite to enable speedy and reliable continuous integration

  • Assist with application deployments to our various cloud environments

  • Contribute towards remediation of technical debt on an ongoing basis

  • Develop sound and scalable testing practices for yourself and your team to ensure a high level of quality assurance

  • Obtain a strong working knowledge of relevant product and business domains

  • Establish strong working relationships with members of adjacent teams


What we are looking for:

  • You have a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, a related field of study, or 3+ years of related professional experience

  • You are skilled in writing modern JavaScript or TypeScript across the stack, and you're very familiar with topics and technologies like React, GraphQL, and Node.js

  • You care about writing high-quality code, and you've written your fair share of automated tests to back up your code

  • You understand how different devices and form factors impact web applications and user experience

  • You're passionate about creating compelling user experiences

  • You're ultimately a problem solver, and you enjoy working both independently and collaboratively to identify the root cause of any issue

  • You're comfortable collaborating occasionally with teammates in non-technical roles, such as marketing, finance, and legal


Preferred skills:

  • Expertise in client-side application development, with a focus on flawless user experiences and interaction design

  • Experience in payments processing or e-commerce domains

  • Experience working in a global-scale SaaS environment

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. If you care about delivering great technical products with a willingness to learn and help, please don't hesitate to apply.


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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