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Sr. Web Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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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 325 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 Customer Success and Insights Platform team is looking for a highly talented, self-driven, proven software engineer to take on the challenge of building a Customer Journey Platform. As an engineer in our development team you will be responsible for the development of key building blocks of a Customer Journey Platform. You will work closely with product, architects and other teams to understand the business needs and deliver solutions to meet their needs. The core idea is to help PayPal customers with self-service and automation leveraging the power of latest technologies like micro-services, natural language processing and machine learning. This should help with not only offering a great customer experience but also reduce operational costs.

We’re looking for strong JavaScript skills and solid real-world experience. You will need to be able to architect & build solutions to problems with little guidance from others. We are seeking candidates with a strong (node.js) server background as well as those with more front-end experience. Folks strong in either area are welcome to apply. Previous work on a tools or platform team would be helpful, but certainly isn’t required. We want candidates with a vision for how to empower customers by building delightful experiences. You should be familiar with the latest tools & practices popular in the community. We hope you’re passionate about these tools and can help us make decisions about which ones will work best for PayPal. We’re looking for leaders to help move the company forward. The candidate should have great communication skills and ideally past experience working with a distributed team. Experience managing or contributing to open-source projects would come in handy, so would any kind of high-profile work with many contributors & customers. People will look up to you on this team, so experience mentoring and teaching would be helpful. PayPal is a diverse and inclusive workplace that gives its engineers trust and autonomy to provide users with the best experience possible. At PayPal we ship code to millions of users all over the globe. This position is an opportunity to have a high impact across many teams at PayPal and help us accomplish our goal of democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Join us in our mission by applying today.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Write and test web application code following best practices of accessibility, internationalization and interaction
  • Perform code reviews to drive teams to the highest standards for NodeJS apps and web apps
  • Partner closely with design and product stakeholders
  • Work with tooling and platform teams to provide innovation and solutions for analytics, experimentation and quality
  • Deliver code in an Agile team environment
  • Follow and be a strong advocate for clean code principles
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
  • Experience with tracking and analytics a plus
  • Required Technical Skills:

  • 7-10 years of experience delivering enterprise class applications, with at least 3 most recent years working in Java/JavaScript and REST APIs.
  • Experience building applications with popular JS/Java frameworks and libraries (React, Angular, Ember, Babel, Webpack, Underscore, Spring, Hibernate.).
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core Java concepts, multi-threading, MVC, and common design patterns, SQL/NoSQL Databases Able to navigate full stack development easily
  • Experience in leading projects with dependency - including design and execution and improving processes in the team
  • Experience working with large scale applications, production rollouts, monitoring and debugging live issues
  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing. • 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 debugging and problem solving skills across the whole tech stack - language, databases, web servers and system environment .
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills

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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