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Engineering Director in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

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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 305 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 Consumer In-Store and Digital Commerce team is looking for a strategic and experienced director of engineering to join the team in San Jose. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and self-motivated individual with strong passion and experience in the in-store payments space, along with knowledge of both domestic and international markets. The candidate should have the technical expertise to lead software and architecture discussions and guide cross-functional product and engineering teams through functional definition, solution, and integration stages on large scale. The candidate should possess deep understanding of financial services and associated platforms, technology and trends. This position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with the senior executives as well as all other levels and external stakeholders, locally and globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, mentor, and manage a team of software engineers
  • Help define project scope and own deliverables
  • Be a technical subject matter expert and represent the full internal and external capabilities of the platform
  • Identify any product/functionality gaps and collaborate with internal product and technology teams to define the necessary development to support solution delivery
  • Drive integration efforts and lead critical work streams of strategic initiatives sponsored by senior executives
  • Drive engineering excellency through CI/CD
  • Pro-active response in identifying and troubleshooting integration or technical issues

Key competencies:

  • Superb leadership and influencing skills
  • Sharp business judgment, ability to see the "big picture" and to prioritize
  • Executive presence, strong verbal and written communication
  • Experience building and leading high-performing engineering teams
  • Ability to motivate others, drive collaboration, teaming & resolve conflict between diverse stakeholder groups
  • Passion for and demonstrated success understanding and fulfilling internal or external customer needs; problem-solver mindset
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage change and ambiguity with an action-orientation / drive – must thrive in a dynamic environment
  • High energy, strong work ethic, disciplined execution skills, willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver results
  • People management skills
  • Works efficiently under pressure
  • Track record of delivering tangible results
  • Appetite to learn and comfort with uncertainties
  • Ability to influence senior leaders

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 12+ years' hands-on experience building large scalable financial services technology platforms and consumer-facing experiences
  • Strong team building and managing experience
  • Expertise in designing for reliability, availability, scalability and performance in highly regulated Financial Services industry preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create structure and drive progress in an ambiguous environment
  • Superb communication skills; ability to comfortably interact with executive management
  • Demonstrated ability to scope, create and successfully deploy new strategy / initiatives / capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Strong ability to make decisions & forge alignment in ambiguous and changing situations

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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