Head of China Product and Development in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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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 244 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 Head of Product & Technology, China, is at the center of PayPal’s journey into payment processing in China. You will be responsible for working with the product, design, engineering and global business teams to understand the needs of our users, how the industry is growing and how PayPal plays a part. Setting up an in-country ability to process transitions, understanding local requirements, and cross-border trade experience. You will be in charge of building a team to enable this. Hiring and executing this vision will be a critical part of this role.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Create a long term, global vision for PayPal’s portfolio in China that inspires buyers and merchants alike
  • Provide resource and technology recommendations based upon industry knowledge, current technology and competitive landscape
  • Build and lead a diverse team of product managers and engineers
  • Deeply understand industry related advancements with mobile wallets, tokenization, payment processing and third-party payment models.  Demonstrate how you’ve used this to create opportunities to partner and build better experiences.
  • Expand our presence in China, enabling local processing.
  • Be an advocate for customer-first, outside-in thinking


  • 12+ years experience in engineering
  • 8+ years experience in payments.
  • Deep understanding of the Financial services industry with regard to technology and the regulatory environment
  • Familiarity with payments technology preferred
  • Minimum MBA or equivalent
  • Confident communicator able to drive results with VP-level contacts internally and externally
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Have a proven track record of building platforms which have been successful at enabling third party developers
  • Comfortable navigating large and complex organizations to influence and obtain stakeholder buy in
  • Proven ability to uncover and deliver revenue through partnerships
  • Expert negotiator in enterprise or technical sales

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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