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Sr. Localization Program Manager in London at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/25/2021

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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.

PayPal’s World Ready Team is looking for a highly motivated person passionate about expanding products and services globally.

Come join the team responsible for localization at PayPal! 

We are a passionate team dedicated to bringing the PayPal experience to international markets. We are looking for a highly motivated localization program manager who is excited to ensure that the PayPal experience is equally enjoyable in other countries as it is in the US.

In this role, you will work with Product, Marketing, Engineering, different functions within the World Ready team, and other cross functional teams. You will develop and manage the localization strategy, roadmap, schedules, and quality for your products and guarantee the successful launch of the PayPal experience and localized content internationally.

The environment is fast-paced, requiring the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision and manage aggressive deadlines. You will need to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work through ambiguity comfortably and effectively. The right mix of organizational and communication skills is key to success. Attention to detail and a proven ability to manage priorities are also essential. 

You will use your experience & education in:

  • Defining the best localization strategy that guarantees the most effective and efficient launch of PayPal experience in all languages
  • Fostering relationships and partnering with key stakeholders to develop localization strategy and roadmap for your products
  • Driving language and capability launches or large scale innovation projects
  • Gathering, analyzing & reporting on the data; looking for opportunities to optimize on workflows, inefficiencies or customer issues that have been reported
  • Establishing and ensuring high quality localization standards, while overseeing the program for your portfolio end to end
  • Evangelizing globalization to all cross-functional stakeholders

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Languages, Localization, International studies, Business management, Technology management, Communication studies or equivalent experience is applicable
  • 10-15+ years experience in localization program management working on language launches, global software launches, creative content and/or subtitle localization
  • 10+ years of production or program management at senior levels
  • Ability to lead large scale technical, and cross functional programs to delivery
  • Solid in-depth knowledge of internationalization and localization is a plus
  • Working knowledge of industry standard localization tools
  • Fluency in a non-English language is a plus

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