Developer in Test, Enablement Pods in London at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    London
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/1/2019
  • Job ID:
    R0048859

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 286 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.

Business Title: Developer in Test, Enablement Pods Hiring Manager: Varun Kumar, Director, Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement

Business Context:

Today, PayPal is operating in a more dynamic market, with more capable competitors than ever before. To meet our ambitions for democratizing access to the digital economy and financial services, we need to play our very best game. That’s why PayPal is transforming its business to be more customer centric and global in mindset to solve customer problems. Alongside Sales and Product functions, the Marketing function will be central to this transformation. Its ambition is to create and embed a bold new operating model that will position PayPal to compete and win in the market. It will empower marketers on the frontline and our Marketing function more broadly with the knowledge, skills, platforms and capabilities to do exceptional work.

The Team – Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement:

Historically, all Regions (NA, EMEA, APAC) have run separate Marketing functions and have had different operational set ups. As part of the Global Marketing transformation program, all regional teams have been consolidated in to one and the new Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement team has been established. The Global Marketing Ops Transformation & Enablement team are tasked with designing and driving this bold new operating model, establishing a blueprint for the future where people, process and technology come together as one. Creating new ways of working that elevate our ability to deliver our marketing plans and innovate continuously. The team are very well regarded, highly skilled and innovative with over 220 full time and agency support staff building our organization structure, process and technology for change. For you to succeed on this team it is important for you to be comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy, to continuously learn and have a curious mindset, to understand and help drive a DevOps Culture, to be proactive, collaborative and to have a sense of humour (optional).

Location: San Jose, London, Bangalore

Travel: Main destinations will include San Jose (Global HQ) & Global Hubs: New York, London, Singapore.

Job Description, T-Profile:

Depth Type: Deep

  • Testing Frameworks like Jest, Enzyme, Cypress and Specflow for automation of testing in Frontend (ReactJS) & Backend (Java) Development
  • Azure DevOps Test Plans

Breadth Type: Narrow

  • Architecture patterns and Domain Driven Design
  • Digital Marketing domain
  • Big data ecosystem

What will your week look like?

You are participating in backlog refinement and creating tests upfront before development starts. You are switching to feature development roles partially to have a full understanding of how tests impact and affect development experience. You keep refactoring the test cases and maintain correct distribution of types of tests. You are continuously decommissioning tests and keep the test running time to minimum. You are also tracking errors through to resolution.

Skills to be used: Test Engineering, Development and automation

What will your quarter look like?

You are forming and participating in communities of excellence which are focused on better testing. You are working on smart ways to converge testing and monitoring for the most important customer journeys. You are maintaining a baseline of metrics which helps in making decisions on testing strategy for all in Enablement pods. You are working with Ops team to bring software build time QA practices to Marketing campaigns execution. You are not a typical tester – you are a full stack developer which focuses on testing and features of testing. You are building good understanding and relationships with business users and forming a great metal model of how your work delivers value. Your coding skills are exemplary.

Skills to be used: Testing best practices, Testing frameworks and patterns, Architecture patterns,  Communication and soft skills.

What will your year look like?

You are triaging the tests which are no longer required while introducing new frameworks for keep the testing capability in ecosystem healthy. Your efforts are bearing fruit as development time testing and run time monitoring is now converging. Tests are becoming synonyms to documentation and domain model can be kept healthy by keeping the tests plans maintained. Marketing campaigns QA is also massively automated.

Skills to be used: Collaboration, Team spirit, Continuous learning.

Education & Experience required:

  • Technology degree Education and Technology certifications.
  • Multiple year, Software Testing and automation experience in agile environments and DevOps culture.
  • Experience of working in Product and Platform thinking teams.
  • Essential experience in managing multiple small/medium workstreams in parallel. 
  • Digital marketing experiences a big plus

Key Stakeholders & Relationships:

  • Core Technology Engineering teams in Product and Engineering orgs
  • Global Go To Market & Global Marketing, Growth, Channel Planners, Paypal.com, Creative Lab
  • Offshore Dev Teams, Campaign Delivery Experts, Process Design Devs, Enablement Pods
  • Agencies & Partners: Multiple

PayPal Behaviours:

  • Deliver Stand out Results – develops decisive strategies that deliver tangible results
  • Execute Well – focuses the business area on strategic priorities; operates clear, simple systems
  • Compete to Win – identifies consumer and competitor focussed business opportunities
  • Innovate – leads effectively in a dynamic, fast-changing environment; challenges convention
  • Enable and Grow Talent – builds capability and a succession pipeline
  • Lead Completely – contributes to the business leadership agenda; sets business area vision
  • Navigate the Matrix – organisational awareness, engages widely with peers and seniors across PayPal

What we offer?

  • Be a part of a dynamic company helping shape the commerce landscape
  • Concrete experience with strategic thinking and on-the-ground drive and execution
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations
  • A supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn

Interested?

From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. We are passionate and proud of our company. It is this vigor and attitude that helps us execute well, every day. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then we invite you to learn more, explore opportunities, and discover a place for you.


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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