Lead Web Application Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

Job Snapshot

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 286 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.

We’re currently reinventing our flagship Checkout products and changing how people interact with PayPal. Buying online isn’t a “one size fits all” process, and we’re moving beyond the basic checkout flows everyone offers to create smarter more tailored experiences. Starting back with Customer Choice and Pay with Rewards and more recently with Smart Payment Buttons, we’ve begun to layout a future where buyers can pay the way they want to and access all their payment benefits, all without sellers needing to know anything about a complex global e-commerce ecosystem. Now we’re changing how we develop and deliver our experiences, migrating to a new GraphQL/React platform. Designed from the ground-up to allow rapid testing and targeted delivery of new experiences to the buyers who benefit the most. We’re seeking an experienced Lead Engineer to join us on this journey – you’ll be joining a team of intelligent, passionate individuals and helping shape the future of product development at PayPal. We’re innovative, love adopting new technologies, and we’re always looking to connect with people who are smarter than us to gain new perspectives and can change the way we deliver code while impacting the community. If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat!

What you'll be doing

  • Leading the build and development of new user facing payment and user signup experiences from inception through launch
  • Partner closely with cross functional partners in design and product
  • Drive discussion and provide feedback on code and architecture.

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years of work experience in developing web applications, most recently in a team Lead capacity
  • Experience in building single page applications using React or other similar modern JavaScript libraries utilized for rendering both client side and server side. 
  • Familiarity with ES6 and newer versions of JavaScript.
  • Experience in developing production Node.js applications (high volume preferred).
  • Experience with GraphQL and related libraries (for example Apollo) preferred.
  • Strong CSS3 and component skills building.
  • Understanding of JavaScript application design and testing using frameworks.
  • Knowledge with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the Web.
  • Experience with automation frameworks and testing tools preferred.
  • A constant desire to grow, learn, and explore new things.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycles

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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