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Sr. Product Manager - Developer Platform in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/18/2021

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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 Developer Platform & Experiences org is hiring a senior product leader who can transform the internal developer services ecosystem. Similar to any other cloud service provider, PayPal provides a variety of products and services to its developer community. This visionary product leader will be responsible for the central platform through which all internal service providers make their applications available. This person must have a proven track record of thinking systemically and truly understand what it means to manage a platform that produces a superior user experience based on the collective contributions of many service providers. Besides excellent product management execution skills and experience, this person must have a deep understanding and passion for what is important for developers to do their jobs free of friction and unnecessary overhead. They must also be tireless advocates and community builders of both the supply and demand sides of the network ecosystem.


  • This is an individual contributor role that entirely owns a key platform enabling the success and productivity of all PayPal developers and the business.
  • Develop a deep emotional and technical understanding of the pains and challenges in the developer community and be their number one champion in  driving continuous improvement.
  • Own the vision of the developer platform, including key capabilities that provide step-change impact on the overall developer experience.
  • Establish a strong network of platform contributors across all PayPal brands and groups and support them in their engagement and rollout of key developer services.
  • Embrace and lead an Agile team of highly engaged engineers through transparency, trust, collaboration and humility.
  • Bring a strong industry perspective that can help shape and evolve the internal PayPal developer experience to be as good as or better than public cloud offerings.


  • 5+ years of product management experience owning a product roadmap and successfully bringing highly technical, platform products to market.
  • Personal experience as a developer, including a well-informed opinion of the developer mindset and what’s most important to their success.
  • Very high EQ and ability to empathize and communicate with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Track record of relentless customer development. 
  • Fearless leader able to constructively advance opinionated perspective, well-informed by industry and customer analysis, to all levels of organization.
  • Good understanding and well-informed opinion of public cloud product offerings.
  • Ability to think and communicate at multiple levels, from conceptual product architecture to minute implementation details at the same time.
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
  • Is precise in thinking, communication and tactical execution.
  • Has a strong executive presence.
  • Practices extreme ownership.
  • Believes having fun is essential to success.

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



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