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Engineering Program Mgmt 3 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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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 267 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.

We are currently seeking a Program Manager to drive significant programs within the OCIO Employee Technologies organization. Programs can span multiple teams, projects, geographic locations, time zones, deliverables, and involve complex technologies. The Program Manager in this role will help plan, execute, track and manage software development activities that enable Paypal ‘s Employee Tech resources to provide world-class customer solutions to PayPal’s employees. The right candidate will have excellent experience in Portfolio management, change management and organizational dynamics and preferably someone who has had managed projects in the Visual Collaboration Technologies space

  • Manage a diverse Portfolio of projects supporting the IT Video and Web Collaboration technology space
  • Coordinate planning and delivery efforts across various technology, vendor and Infrastructure teams 
  • Organize and lead release planning activities resulting in the creation of a release/program roadmaps.  
  • Lead other technical engineers to ensure work is properly allocated, planned, and executed across the Portfolio
  • Manage major collective activities, issues, and risks across teams in support of the program or portfolio. 
  • Ensure measurable KPIs are developed for projects, and that they align to the overall KPIs for the product space.
  • Manage stakeholder communication regarding Release Plans and Release deliveries.  Ensure regular, active communication with adjacent programs and external stakeholders, including international regions. 
  • Identify program impediments and address including proper escalation to individuals/groups as needed
  • Contributes to and demonstrates a solid understanding of program vision and roadmap
  • Maintain awareness of cross product/program synergies and actively communicate opportunities to simplify work across teams. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • 5-10  years of relevant professional experience - Project management experience organizing multiple teams performing infrastructure/software/product development is a “must have”
  • Successful track record of managing complex development projects to deliver technical solutions
  • Proven ability to develop effective, matrixed, cross-organization relationships,  collaborating and communicating across business and technology stakeholders and multiple geographies
  • Strong technical acumen; experience in Web Colloboration tools and/or Video Conferencing a PLUS
  • Good knowledge of project management process, project management software tools, templates and management techniques
  • Good leadership skills; self-motivated and a self-starter with a “Can do” attitude
  • Team player, energetic personality, quality minded, focused, committed, able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment
  • High degree of professional confidence and credibility with effective presence , strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate technical concepts and plans at all levels
  • Strong negotiation skills in all mediums and throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem solving skills, able to prioritize among many conflicting needs, advocate a course of action, and pursue it consistently 

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.

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