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Lead Product Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

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    San Jose
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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.

Core Platform and Infrastructure (CPI) team is the technology engine that powers PayPal’s business. We deliver a scalable, efficient and highly reliable infrastructure and services platform in a hybrid cloud environment. Core Data Platform (CDP) forms an integral part of CPI that manages Data Platforms powering over 150PB of data. Our mission is to enable our community of Data scientists, analysts and developers to derive faster insights and reduce TTM fueling PP growth. As a team, we are active in the open source community, are proud of our systems knowledge, technology breadth, and intellectual curiosity. We are driven to empower PayPal business in the best way possible. We are responsible for setting the database strategy and delivering distributed structured storage services to for the relational and the non-relational database segments.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Lead product manager, who is passionate about delivering quality solutions, excited about constantly interacting with his/her customer base, and inspired by the opportunity to build a platform. The PM constantly seeks opportunities to improve our offering: placing emphasis on quality, delivering delightful customer experiences, with right set of capabilities to meet PayPal needs.

We are looking for someone with a strong technical background in database and distributed system to join our Product Management team.

A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, strong business acumen and judgment, ability to define visionary, ground breaking products, ability to hire and lead a team, desire to have an industry wide impact and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company to rapidly deliver services that have a broad business impact.

The Lead Product Manager will be responsible for:

  • Driving product strategy and creating capabilities that application teams can leverage to have a direct impact on PayPal end user experience
  • Managing and mentoring a team of product managers in order to achieve individual and team goals
  • Working cross-functionally (with global BUs, engineering, and design) and developing strong relationships that help build trust with key partner teams.
  • Evangelizing product roadmap internally and externally in informal and formal settings
  • Running lean experiments to inform future investment areas


  • Experience driving strategy for infrastructure products in a top tech or payments company 
  • Proven experience working in an agile environment in a Product Owner role.
  • Experience in building cloud scale services and a deep understanding of distributed systems
  • Passion to seek an in-depth understanding of customer needs and turn that insight into a compelling vision and strategy for the product area
  • Strong execution and ability to drive work to completion
  • Experience in working with open source technologies
  • BA/BS in CS required

Success in this role requires the following:

  • Inspiring all levels of the organization with your product vision and customer passion.
  • Identifying new opportunities based on research, industry trends and best practices, driving innovation.
  • Building a strong product management practice by continually assessing the needs of the customer, market trends and competitive opportunities.
  • Motivating a team of product managers to deliver their best

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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