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Software Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/13/2021

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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.

Staff Software Engineer, Paypal Checkout

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 Staff Software Engineer for PayPal Checkout Engineering you will provide technical leadership for your development team and you will be lead the team’s participation in all phases of our software development lifecycle: from system design, architecture, and planning to development, testing, deployment, monitoring, and beyond. You will be responsible for developing industry-leading Checkout experiences that bring unquestionable value to both merchants and buyers and you will use your solid understanding of the business domain to guide the proper designs of our technical solutions. 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 Staff Software Engineer at PayPal:

  • Lead your team’s engineering efforts and demonstrate ownership of features, projects, modules, and services that you and your team deliver

  • Lead design and development efforts of existing and new payment experiences using a wide variety of web technologies

  • Play a key role in our broader architectural decision-making processes

  • Act as a strong advocate for clean and scalable coding principles

  • Participate in formal and informal code reviews to ensure code quality

  • Be a champion of high-performance, secure, and reliable software services

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

  • Provide technical leadership for your team across all phases of our software development lifecycle

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with any and all non-technical stakeholders (Product, Design, Analytics, Legal, Marketing, etc.)

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

  • Continuously learn by staying on top of the latest technology trends and share your knowledge and experience with your peers, adjacent teams, and across the organization

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

  • Understand and apply our technical architecture to ensure consistent, reliable, and secure deployments

  • Enhance and maintain existing product capabilities

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

  • Guide continuous improvements to our build and deploy processes

  • Bring fresh ideas for how to continuously improve our software and your team

  • Advocate for ways to remediate technical debt on an ongoing basis


What we are looking for:

  • You have a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, a related field of study, with 4+ years of related professional experience

  • You are an expert in at least one modern programming language (Java, Javascript, and Node.js preferred)

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

  • 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 have experience mentoring less seasoned team members


Preferred skills:

  • Expertise in high scale distributed systems and client-side application development

  • 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.


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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