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Staff Software Engineer - RND in Bellevue at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/13/2021

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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.

Senior Frontend Software Engineer

About Us  


Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds! 



Engineering at Venmo 


Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. 


The Engineering Team at Venmo is a tightly-knit group of contributors, service owners, architects, managers, and operations. We spend our days scaling our platform and building features that are data-driven and human-centered. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests. 



The Role - Senior Frontend Software Engineer 


The R&D team is responsible for several initiatives that stand to save Venmo millions of dollars in the coming years.  The two primary efforts are building infrastructure to build mobile app features in react native, and our GraphQL Orchestration layer. Our products are used by millions of users every day and must operate at a scale that meets our hockey-stick user growth and rapid portfolio expansion. We are seeking customer-focused frontend engineers who will work closely with our product and design partners to build, user-test, and iterate new features in our web platforms. We are a new small team that values ego-free code reviews, code quality, staying intellectually curious and always searching for better ways to get things done.  


As a Senior Frontend Software Engineer, you will assist us in creating delightful user experiences for our customers, and thoughtful, robust frameworks to empower other developers. You will be responsible for making engineering design decisions and building innovative, human-centered, high-throughput mobile applications. You should be equally comfortable starting from scratch as well as diving into an existing project to make it better. You will also be expected to be a role model on coding standards, tools, platforms and other best practices for the R&D team. 


Things you’ll do: 

  • Design and development of frontend features and components for the Venmo mobile apps 

  • Develop frontend architecture and influence implementation that is aligned with business objectives 

  • Iterate with our UX and Product teams in an agile environment to bring features from conception to launch 

  • Collaborate with Platform, Infrastructure and InfoSec teams to ensure apps operate at scale and meet security requirements  

  • Write clean, high-quality code and tests while keeping the user experience fast and reliable 

  • Reduce the level of technical debt of the mobile codebases 

  • Build the optimal design and model for the UI that incorporates responsive design and accessibility concerns 

  • Help triage bugs, track software defects, and ensure their timely resolution 

  • Lead and participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release 

  • Define and steward technical standards and code quality 

  • Conduct peer code reviews for pull requests  

  • Provide mentorship to fellow engineers 

What we are looking for: 


  • 5+ years total experience delivering large-scale applications, with at least 3 years working with React.js, Node.js, etc. 

  • Experience building and supporting libraries and frameworks used to empower other developers. 

  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing. 

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks, promises. 

  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well. Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others. 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience 



We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply. 

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