JavaScript Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

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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 237 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 Merchant Insights development team within Enterprise Solutions is responsible for the applications and services that provide actionable rich Insights and recommendations to our US and international customers which will impact overall company performance. As a UI Engineer, you will assist us in building the solutions that will power the next generation of Merchant Insights. The Insights and recommendations we develop is used by merchants to improve revenue as well as target customers.
The Insights team is looking for self-motivated software engineers to join the team and help build low-latency, high-throughput web applications to grow our new platform. The ideal candidate will be a full-stack developer with strong experience in Node.JS with proficiency in HTML/CSS and supporting front-end technologies like ReactJS. Experience in charting libraries like D3 would be a big plus.


  • Write clean, solid and testable code that scales over millions of customers
  • Make key technical decisions to develop and deliver
  • Design and implementation of highly available and performant applications
  • Effectively collaborate with multiple teams and stakeholders including product, big-data teams and design.
  • Build the optimal design and model for the UI. This might include using data to justify the UI prototype being developed
  • Deliver code in an Agile software development using test-driven development methodologies.
  • Participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release.


  • Minimum 5 years total experience delivering enterprise class JavaScript web applications, with at least 3 years working with React.js, Node.js, etc.
  • 3 years of experience building single page applications with popular JS frameworks and libraries (React, Angular, Ember, Babel, Webpack, Underscore, etc.).
  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing.
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Bootstrap, and cross-browser and device development.
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks, promises.
  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well.
  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others.

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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