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SFMC Technical Principal in New York City, New York, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/4/2022

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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.

Business Title: SFMC Technical Principal Hiring Manager: Varun Kumar, Sr. Director - Marketing Technology Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) Technical Principal will be responsible for leading design, development, testing & delivery of SFMC implementation at PYPL globally for all segments.

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 nearly 200 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 

Every day at PayPal, we are changing the way the world does business by challenging the status quo, innovating and enabling business between millions of people across the globe. What we do at PayPal has never been done before and it has a tremendous impact! We build BIG and NEW products to drive worldwide commerce. Be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high availability money movement platform, we solve problems on a scale you just can't find elsewhere. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies that make up a global marketplace 

For more information on PayPal, visit https://about.paypal-corp.com. For PYPL financial information, visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com

Business Title: SFMC Technical Principal 

Hiring Manager: Varun Kumar, Sr. Director - Marketing Technology 

Business Context: 

Today, PayPal is operating in a more dynamic market, with more capable competitors than ever before. To meet our ambitions for democratizing access to the digital economy and financial services, we need to play our very best game. That’s why PayPal is transforming its business to be more customer centric and global in mindset to solve customer problems. Alongside Sales and Product functions, the Marketing function will be central to this transformation. Its ambition is to create and embed a bold new operating model that will position PayPal to compete and win in the market. It will empower marketers on the frontline and our Marketing function more broadly with the knowledge, skills, platforms and capabilities to do exceptional work.  

The Team – Marketing Technology (aka MarTech): 

MarTech team is responsible for the technology & experiences driving PayPal marketing activities touching millions of customers worldwide. Team is on a transformational journey to consolidate disparate tools onto a common marketing platform that can automatically drive intelligent decisions about the next best action for any given customer based on how they interact with PayPal products & services. In order to succeed in this endeavor, we are creating an ecosystem that brings together people, process & platform as one; offering our customers a hyper-personalized experience that is both timely and relevant. The team comprises of highly skilled & experienced technologists who work closely with data scientists & marketers to implementing solutions that drive value for our customers and ultimately to PayPal. For you to succeed on this team it is important to be comfortable working in a multi-functional setup, demonstrate high degree of autonomy, stay curious, willingness to learn & experiment, and help drive best of class engineering practises. 

MarTech team is part of the broader Employee Technology & Experiences (ETX) organization at PayPal. 

Location: New York, Dublin or Bangalore

Travel: Main destinations will include San Jose (Global HQ) & Global Hubs: San Jose, New York, London, Singapore.  

Job Description, T-Profile: 

Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) Technical Principal will be responsible for leading design, development, testing & delivery of SFMC implementation at PYPL globally for all segments. 

Depth Type: Deep 

  • Experience in leading large-scale B2B and B2C SFMC implementations. 
  • Deep hands-on understanding of SFMC’s data extension architecture, integration & automation capabilities. 
  • Well-versed with best practices for administering the Salesforce ecosystem. 
  • Knowledge of Pardot and expertise on Einstein and / OR Interaction studio will be a plus. 
  • Good understanding of security considerations associated with SaaS implementations. 
  • Polyglot engineer with development background in one (or more) of Java, Python or Node. Good knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript & Amp scripting. 
  • Solid API management skills with multiple years of experience working with SOAP & REST APIs. 
  • Good understanding of web auth standards (OAUTH, OIDC & SAML) 
  • Agile mindset and knowledge of Dev Ops, CI-CD tools & process is a must. 

Breadth Type: Narrow 

  • Experience with iPaaS platforms such as Boomi & Mulesoft. 
  • Knowledge in setting up & managing ingest/egest data pipelines. 
  • Good knowledge of architecture patterns for Security, Data and Applications. 
  • Digital Marketing domain. 

What will your week look like? 

You are participating in Scrum Ceremonies of the team and are dearly missed if you cannot attend. Everyone loves interacting with you. The team trusts, that with you around, no technical and architectural barriers exist. Week after week you are enabling any and every marketing use cases in SFMC with rapid Proof of Concepts, building user stories and features, orchestration across PYPL technical ecosystem and if required breaking the architecture. You are a star firefighter who after winning the fight always come back to refactoring the architecture and code base to keep it healthy. Even with all this happening around you, you are finding time to read and learn more about emerging technologies in B2B space. 

Skills to be used: Deep knowledge of SFMC platform, tools & frameworks in PayPal ecosystem. The ubiquitous language used to articulate business or technical problems to drive knowledge acquisition for the team. 

What will your quarter look like? 

You have identified parts of the B2B architecture which need to be refactored and you are getting your hands dirty with refactoring while partnering across PYPL organization. You are defining the to-be state continuously and moving towards it. With quarterly cadence you are consolidating and refactoring features which were delivered in the quarter with focus on user and developer experience trumping functionality. You are reviewing and contributing to help groom backlogs of other technology and marketing teams. You are making other teams successful. Your design & implementation skills are exemplary. You are also collaborating and contributing to the continuous improvement and evolution of PYPL ecosystem by partnering across teams. You are reviewing key metrics, learning from mistakes and scaling.  

Skills to be used: SFMC Architecture & PYPL data ecosystem. Communication and soft skills. 

What will your year look like? 

You are grooming everyone around you and distributing your specialist knowledge and experience. You are aware of PYPL technology & data strategy and are willing to continuously adapt. You are aligned and aware of the enterprise-wide architecture vision. All effort in pivoting and improving reference architecture can be celebrated now as business cases are getting delivered at faster speed with quality. Infosec and compliance are most happy as security and governance is built into the design.  

You with other architects have a sense of responsibility and pride on (1) Technical architecture - strategy for technology throughout the organization (2) Solutions architecture- guidance, strategy and methods for better generating technical solutions across the organization and (3) Governance- information security, standards and compliance with central architectural biases 

Skills to be used: Marketing Domain and PYPL Enterprise Architecture understanding. Collaboration and team management. Continuous learning. 

Education & Experience required: 

  • Computer science degree and Salesforce developer certifications 
  • Multi-year engineering experience in Agile environments implementing SaaS solutions 
  • Essential experience in managing multiple small/medium workstreams in parallel.   
  • Digital marketing experiences a big plus 

Key Stakeholders & Relationships: 

  • Core Technology Engineering teams in Product and Engineering orgs 
  • Global Go To Market & Global Marketing, Growth, Channel Planners, Paypal.com, Creative Lab 
  • Dev Teams, Campaign Delivery Experts, Process Design Devs, Enablement Pods 
  • Agencies & Partners: Multiple 

PayPal Behaviours: 

  • Deliver Stand out Results – develops decisive strategies that deliver tangible results 
  • Execute Well – focuses the business area on strategic priorities; operates clear, simple systems  
  • Compete to Win – identifies consumer and competitor focussed business opportunities 
  • Innovate – leads effectively in a dynamic, fast-changing environment, challenges convention 
  • Enable and Grow Talent – builds capability and a succession pipeline 
  • Lead Completely – contributes to the business leadership agenda; sets business area vision 
  • Navigate the Matrix – organisational awareness, engages widely with peers and seniors across PayPal 

What we offer? 

  • Be a part of a dynamic company helping shape the commerce landscape  
  • Concrete experience with strategic thinking and on-the-ground drive and execution 
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations 
  • A supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn 

Interested? 

From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. We are passionate and proud of our company. It is this vigor and attitude that helps us execute well, every day. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then we invite you to learn more, explore opportunities, and discover a place for you.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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