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Sr. Staff Engineering Manager, SDKs in Scottsdale - N 90th St at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

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Job Description

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.

The Role: We are looking for a passionate, highly talented, self-driven, and proven tech leader  to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for leading a distributed engineering team, hire and retain exceptional talent and grow a high-performance team. You will co-own deliverables of the roadmap with other engineering managers and be accountable for the successful delivery of features developers working with PayPal will use every day. You and your team will play a pivotal role in designing and building the next generation of PayPal’s developer experience for our customers. You will be responsible for building and delivering PayPal SDKs and Integrations, maintaining and contributing to open source, evangelizing and driving engagement and outreach. You and your team will partner with the developer relations team by holding open office hours, speaking at conferences, hosting workshops and creating content like video tutorials and have active social media and blog presence. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn and able to master many technologies and has a strong focus on understanding what our customers want.

What we look for in you:

  • Lead the PayPal SDK and Integrations team, working with Product and Design to define product roadmap and build a cohesive end to end PayPal developer experience. This includes managing collaboration across teams as needed and resolving competing priorities.
  • 4+ years managing software development teams 
  • 6+ years of web or mobile engineering and product development experience with strong delivery track record of high-quality consumer products at scale.
  • Experience in managing and operationalizing complex production environments.
  • Experience in developer-facing products (e.g. SDKs, REST APIs, GraphQL) or products that enable third-party application development are great to have but not required.
  • Lead the organization to constantly deliver top quality products on time and on budget. Bring predictability to the team’s overall performance and delivery.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Hiring, developing & retaining top talent and be responsible for the overall team structure. Coach and mentor managers and individual contributors.
  • Guide decisions on overall technical plan, including architecture and technical strategy.
  • Own and enhance development processes to ensure the quality of products and code, enhancing the engineering discipline of the team.
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and technologies and apply them quickly to our products.

Here’s more information about how we work: 

  • Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. We work directly with other teams. 
  • Engineers build, test, release and monitor their own code.
  • We pair program often. We believe that we do our best work when we work and collaborate together. 
  • We default to async communication and call for meetings when necessary.
  • We hold daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. 
  • We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product. 

Types of projects we work on: 

  • We do a lot of open-source development as our SDKs are in public GitHub. We also contribute to other open-source projects.
  • We own PayPal’s SDKs, which are the primary way for a merchant to accept payments in their Websites and Mobile apps.
  • We are launching new and interesting ways to pay through the SDKs.
  • We create easy-to-use developer tools that supplement our SDKs and Integrations.
  • We are focused on improving the developer experience by engaging with the external developer community, creating tutorials, blogs, and speaking at conferences.

Other cultural aspects: 

  • Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge. 
  • Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking. 

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