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Engineering Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/7/2020

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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.

Are you excited about building complex systems to drive impact, at scale, with real data? Come join us, the experimentation team, to build platform capabilities to help product teams across PayPal with making data-informed decisions. Currently reaching hundreds of millions of users per month, making billions of decisions, PayPal relies on state of the art experimentation platform to serve the best customer experiences. In this role, you will work on a strong Engineering and data team to develop the new experimentation tools and machine learning based features to improve the speed, accuracy, and quality of thousands of experiments we run at PayPal. Your work impacts almost every team at PayPal, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of teams to take our experimentation platform to the next level.

As a Senior Engineering Manager of Experimentation Platform, you will champion and influence PayPal A/B Testing platform and Experimentation data analytics for all the PayPal products and services. You will be responsible for mission critical experimentation tools, technologies and services. We are looking for an experienced leader who possesses top-class leadership experience in building and scaling high performing teams. Our platform empowers Product Managers, Marketers and Product Analysts across PayPal to optimize for the best customer experiences while building products. 

Job Duties

  • Drive vision & strategy for building the experimentation platform
  • Manage and develop a rapidly evolving platform and technology stack on a diverse set of platforms to enable rapid iteration and experimentation.
  • Facilitating and driving key technology decisions with senior technology stakeholders and software development teams.
  • Attracting, retaining and building top notch full stack engineering talent.
  • A customer champion that can work with engineers, product managers and analysts to enable their business needs
  • Be a mentor, technical leader and thought leader for a talented team of both front end, back end and data engineers, challenging them and helping them grow.
  • Partnering with product, technology, program management and analytics stakeholders to balance aggressive road-map against engineering principles. 
  • Building a culture of learning and sharing technology insights across the technology teams.
  • Driving consistent practices in hiring, training and development across the technology organization.
  • Bring innovation to the table that helps in improving the resiliency of products you are responsible for, sell your ideas and be part of the change.
  • Looking for continuous improvement in productivity and quality.
  • Tracking business impact of features on a regular basis and rely on performance data to make informed decisions about possible changes or improvements.
  • Deep collaboration with cross functional engineering and product teams to evolve the reporting platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and proven experience in designing, implementing and maintaining high performance, high availability, large-scale platforms and applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to grasp and convey complex product requirements or technical concepts.
  • 10+ years of solid software development and engineering experience of which 5+ years hands-on experience managing and growing engineering teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, agile development environment.
  • Experience building and managing highly effective engineering teams, conducting performance reviews, making compensation decisions and recruiting talent.
  • Solid problem-solving background with knowledge of algorithms and design patterns.
  • Solid knowledge of JavaScript/Node/React, Java, web services (REST/JSON)
  • Experience building or using A/B testing infrastructure and current trends in Experimentation
  • Data analytics and Machine learning is a huge plus.
  • BSCS + 10 yrs or MSCS + 8 yrs or PhD + 6 yrs.

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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