Javascript FullStack Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

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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.

PayPal Merchant Marketing Engineering is in charge of creating solutions that help 17 million merchants worldwide understand their customers and convert more sales.

We are an elite engineering group known as the MUSE team and are working on the next generation merchant solutions, some things that do not currently exist on the market and a lot of new development across the JavaScript full stack.

We are organized as a cross-functional team composed of Front End Engineers, Product Designers, & Back End Engineers and the ideal candidate has experience working closely with all three practices. We work in a “3-in-a-box” model where we work closely with the Design Lead, Tech Lead and Product Manager to build a well-rounded experience.
We function much like a start-up inside PayPal, we do adopt a rapid iteration Lean Startup and rapid experimentation approach. It’s a very fast paced highly innovative environment and we love our work and take pride in it.

Our tech stack currently uses ReactJS + NodeJS. Below are further details about how we work: Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Many teams program in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you. We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department -- developers test, release and monitor their own code. We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.

We work hard and play hard. Our San Jose campus facilities include beach volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, ping-pong tables and 2 cafeterias.

About you:

You will be instrumental in helping scope out both the near-term experience for our merchants as well as the next generation of our platform and craft solutions capable of delivering billion of hits every day. We’d like to know that you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy driving innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.


Required Skills:

Minimum 5 years total experience delivering enterprise class Javascript web applications, with at least 3 most recent years working with React.js, Node.js, etc.

3 years current 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.


Responsibilities include:

Architect solutions and execution through hands-on development, quality-assurance, and prototyping

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.

Partner closely with product to craft great product experiences.

Participate and promote architectural initiatives, balancing long-term velocity with short-term customer needs.

Extra credit: Provide your GitHub account or StackOverflow profile with your resume!


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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