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Lead Backend Engineer in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/17/2021

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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 375 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.

About Honey: Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring!

About the Droplist team:

We are a feature team at Honey that builds and maintains Droplist: a tool that allows users to save and track products they are most interested in. We also build and maintain a notification pipeline that is responsible for sending emails and push notifications at scale.

We really value our team culture and like to look for applicants who can demonstrate values such as kindness, emotional sensitivity, respecting others, enjoying what we do, and helping each other thrive!

A Typical Day Might Include:

• Architecting, designing, writing, reviewing, and testing code

• Leading a discussion on how to change our database schema and API to support a new feature.

• Getting product specs from our PM and translating that into technical specs.

• Communicating with engineers from other teams to figure out how our systems will talk to each other.

• Enhancing the reliability of our systems and improving our monitoring.

• Researching new and exciting technologies to see if they can improve our existing systems.

• Meeting one-on-one with your manager or coworkers to work on career development.

• Interviewing a new candidate for a software engineering role at Honey.

• Mentoring more junior engineers.

• Thinking about how we can improve our processes and/or team culture.

This Job Might Be for You If:

• You want to be on a team where you’ll be challenged, have fun, and work collaboratively.

• You are passionate about software engineering and are motivated to constantly improve.

• You enjoy solving problems, taking on difficult challenges, and finding creative solutions.

• People often see you as the go-to person for your preferred languages/tools/frameworks.

• You like helping your fellow teammates grow as developers through mentorship and teaching.

• You can lead larger projects and be responsible for their delivery.

• You can identify trade-offs to various implementations and can make decisions about which solution would be best for a given situation.

Technologies We Use (It’s OK If You’ve Used Others):

• Languages/Tools: JavaScript, Node, Scala

• APIs: GraphQL and REST

• Cloud-based Service: Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

• Databases and Storage: Google Spanner, and BigQuery

• Caching: Redis

• Streaming Platforms: PubSub

• Deployment Tools: CircleCI, , Kubernetes, and Docker

• Software Development Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, and Jira

• Monitoring: Datadog, Periscope


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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