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Staff Software Engineer, Full-Stack in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/6/2021

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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 Shopping Engineering is building solutions that help merchants understand their customers and personalize their shopping experience. Our product team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with deep experience developing across the entire application stack who is passionate about code craftsmanship, continuous improvements, and agile development. You will be working on building the next generation PayPal merchants SDK to enable merchants to understand user behavior across the internet, gathering intelligence across millions of websites, empowering merchants to enhance user experience and value proposition by customizing offerings to users. We are on a mission to enable every merchant, large or small, to leverage PayPal shopping offerings. We are committed to creating an engineering-driven culture where everyone has access to equal opportunity as we realize new ideas can emerge from anywhere within the org. The next big idea could be yours.

What will you do?

  • You’ll have fun crafting performant SDKs across a variety of platforms that interact with massively distributed services.

  • You’ll be customer-focused, always thinking of ways to make it easier for merchants to integrate PayPal SDK into their applications without sacrificing performance.

  • You’ll develop automated tests and help the team achieve and maintain complete CI/CD while constantly building new features.

  • You’ll be part of a multi-functional software development team and provide input on enhancing platform architecture across the stack.

  • You’ll work in an agile, DevOps culture focusing on maintaining operational excellence while delivering with high velocity.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Experience building web applications, including Node.js application on top of RESTful APIs.

  • Experience building and deploying SDKs that interface with large-scale services and complex APIs

  • Strong understanding of web and browser technologies: HTTP/s, cookies, security, cross-site scripting, CDNs, serverless computing, DOM, rendering engines, browser storage, HTML, CSS.

  • Strong knowledge of networking principles, HTTP, REST, and other client/server technologies.

  • Familiarity with client-side frameworks and libraries like React, Angular, Backbone.

  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills and direct experience with DevOps in a

    SaaS environment.


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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