Sr. Product Manager, Technical in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

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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 286 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.

The Sr. Product Manager will report to the head of Consumer Experience Product Management team. You will work closely with several domain teams across various internal organizations including product, business, engineering, architecture and security, to align on goals, define requirements, evangelize feature sets across multi-stakeholders and commercialize their products. As a senior member of the Product team, you will provide leadership in platform innovation and drive buy-in for our vision across PayPal domain teams and stakeholders. This is a critical and high-impact role at PayPal. The successful candidate will consider not only domains, but technology stacks as well to disrupt traditional methods of workflows while ensuring to apply engineering/API-driven designs to scale efficiencies. You will thrive in ambiguity and succeed in a fast-paced technical environment, balance strategic vision with attention to details, and approach problems from a data and systems-design perspective. You will be working closely with a variety of stakeholders to understand their current workflows, identify gaps and goals, develop requirements, prioritize initiatives and lead product roadmaps, from conception through launch to ongoing development and operational oversight.

Responsibilities Include

  • Break down the product requirements into an actionable backlog of user stories.
  • Champion each product feature end to end.
  • Manage and prioritize key deliverables, dependencies, and milestones by collaborate with engineering, business, go-to-market teams, legal, privacy, third parties, etc.
  • Engage development and UX teams to drive sprints and shape features that may include POC (documenting user journey, constraints along the way).
  • Focus on delivering a value and deliberate prioritization.
  • Track industry trends and competitors to inform product decisions and strategy.
  • Establish and analyze product metrics, integrate research, usability studies, and market analysis into product requirements to improve the overall user experience.
  • Distill noise, clear bottlenecks, and understand inter-dependencies that define priorities and schedules.
  • Communicate product plans, benefits, and results to all audiences — internal and external teams.
  • Monitor and measure success metrics after launch and incorporate feedback into product development process.
  • Contribute to the vision and roadmap of our overall products and services.
  • Adherence to Product Management processes related to change control, documentation etc.
  • In-depth experience in at least one of the following areas - UI/UX heavy websites/apps, API integrations, infrastructure, data (machine learning) product.

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of product management or product design experience.
  • College degree in EE, CS, or similar technical background.
  • API development preferred.
  • Background in any of the following is required - mobile platform, cloud services, application software.
  • Knowledge on iOS and Android development.
  • Experience building, adopting and maintaining REST APIs.
  • Experience with/knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, JSON.
  • Experience in transferring monolithic software to Service Oriented Architecture.

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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