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Lead Software Engineer - Checkout in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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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 375 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.

This senior level lead engineer will work closely with the rest of the team to design and build systems for a variety of purposes, including enhanced checkout experiences for Honey users, integrated experiences with PayPal technologies and automated test frameworks that will be used by the entire organization.

Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring! We are actively seeking a Sr Back end Engineer to focus on building supporting services for a variety of checkout experiences we’re building in both our extension and our native apps. 


About the team: 

As a member of the Checkout Extension team, you will help us solve a complex problem – how to integrate Honey with millions of merchants, without requiring those merchants to do any of the work. In addition, you will contribute to building a streamlined checkout process that allows members to capitalize on all Honey products and offers with one click.  We’re looking at a variety of solutions – from brute force to machine learning and you will help us in finding our way! 

We’re also hard at work developing a proprietary data analytics platform that allows us to track user behavior across all of the merchants that we integrate with. 

We use NodeJS and React, Docker, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform.  We love Typescript, solid testing and team spirit. 


About the Role: 

This senior level lead engineer will work closely with the rest of the team to design and build front and back end systems for a variety of purposes, including enhanced checkout experiences for Honey users, integrated experiences with PayPal technologies and automated test frameworks that will be used by the entire organization. 

What You'll Do: 

As an Engineer lead at Honey, you will: 

  • Help architect and build back end services using NodeJS, Docker and Kubernetes 

  • Write comprehensive unit and integration tests for your production code 

  • Brainstorm solutions with other engineers 

  • Work closely with product partners to ensure delivery of quality solutions in a timely manner 

  • Coach and mentor the other engineers on the team, advocating for best practices and improved agile processes 

About You: 

  • 5+ years professional experience as a software engineer 

  • Some experience in a lead capacity 

  • Strong communicator – you can explain technical things to non-technical people, in speech and in writing 

  • Excited to learn, and to teach 

  • Experience with at least one back end framework, ie Rails, Django, NestJS 

  • Experience with data stores – SQL, noSQL, etc.  Experience with Spanner is a plus 

At Honey, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. 


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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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