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Staff Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

In this role you will be responsible for defining test approaches and test plans for assigned functional test areas, expanding our current test cases and executing required tests. You will own complete functional areas and must be able to define automated test approaches and strategies, as well as execute functionality, compatibility, Integration and reliability testing for Venmo mobile applications.

  • About the Role

  •  Venmo is a mobile first company, and it’s crucial to ship high quality features to our end users. Our team define quality processes and supports bug free release and maintenance of all major features across Venmo. You will play a key role in instilling quality first and quality ownership mindset, and help improve quality and automation across various products. 

  • Extensive mobile testing and automation background with knowledge of iOS/Android platforms and tools required to test, like Android Studio, Xcode, Postman, Charles and proxy tools 

  • Good understanding of analytics, accessibility, and API testing processes. 

  •   Ability to leverage different kinds of observability tools to collect the signals, such as logs, click events, crashes, metrics, probes 

  • Promote team ownership of quality and enable others to test and own all aspects of quality like feature testing, automation, E2E testing, test case optimization, and regression. 

  • Come up with end-to-end test plans, test strategy and effort estimations, to release complex features which span across multiple teams, and coordinate production testing and maintenance of your features 

  • Be a customer champion and provide constant feedback to the team to make features more user friendly. Review customer feedback and help incorporate changes that help resolve end user pain points

  • Analyze test failures, bug patterns, and work with developers to resolve them 

  • Help define and measure KPIs for quality. Develop and maintain dashboards that allow for quick pulse checks and actionable results 

  • Work with QE organization in defining and implementing quality initiatives 

  • Help improve automation coverage by automating high priority test cases and partner with development teams to monitor and improve automation metrics 

  • Create and maintain test suites for feature and regression testing in test case management software like TestRail

  • Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in testing with recent experience in mobile app testing  

  • Experience with at least one or more languages: Python, Kotlin, Swift, Java

  • Tools: JIRA, MySQL, Linux/Unix, Postman, ProxyMan, Charles 

  • Sound understanding of computer architecture and CS fundamentals 

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience 

  • 6+ years of experience in testing with recent experience in mobile app testing 

  • •Understanding of mobile app testing, automation, and maintenance 

  • •Understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery

  • Experience in different quality domains like load and performance, analytics, accessibility, and security 

  • Good communication skills and leadership skills

  • Excellent understanding of testing methodologies: Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, Interface Testing, Mock 

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



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