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Software Engineer in San Francisco, California, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/8/2022

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Job Description

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.

Our mission is to make returns beautiful for shoppers, retailers, and the planet—which we do through our unique combination of proprietary software and reverse logistics. We invented 3rd-party box-free in-person returns (like you now see at Amazon to Kohl’s) and we provide the only end-to-end returns solution for digitally-native and omnichannel retailers that is not only delightful for customers (our lifetime Net Promoter Score is 94 on millions of returns) but also saves money for retailers and is better for the planet. We are solving the #1 pain point in e-commerce and having a lot of fun doing it. Join our passionate, fast-growing team and help us transform the landscape of online shopping.



As a Software Engineer you will:

  • Take ownership of the successful implementation and delivery of new features and projects using a variety of modern languages and frameworks such as Golang, TypeScript, React, and PostgreSQL
  • Actively participate in system architecture discussions and technical design reviews to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of the Happy Returns system
  • Enforce clean code and excellent coding practices by conducting thoughtful code reviews
  • Actively participate in bi-weekly engineering lunch & learns to promote continuous growth and knowledge sharing
  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers to meet and exceed customer needs in the simplest possible ways
  • Help us build and maintain a world class technology system so we can achieve our mission of making returns beautiful for Shoppers, Retailers, and the Planet




We are looking for someone who has:

  • 1+ years of experience in web application development
  • Experience designing, implementing, and testing REST APIs
  • The ability to efficiently ship clean, maintainable, and well tested code
  • A strong interest in joining a highly collaborative environment and working daily with Product Managers, DevOps, and QA Engineers




Bonus points if you have:

  • 1+ years of experience developing and testing web applications end to end
  • Expertise in multiple server-side languages such as Go or Python
  • Proficiency in one or more modern JavaScript frameworks such as React
  • Familiarity with database technology such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB.
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS
  • Interest in e-commerce, logistics, and/or sustainability

Our Benefits:


At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.


We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com


Who We Are:


Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.


PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.



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.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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