Manager, Software Development in Timonium at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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 210 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 Credit is a strategic part of the PayPal business plan with important revenue-generating projects that impact overall company performance. The PayPal Credit User Experience team is responsible for all of the front-end applications and experiences for our customers. This person will lead the development efforts for a PayPal Working Capital Node.js and front-end and user experience development team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced lead or manager with the background of a full-stack developer, including experience in Node.js, HTML/CSS/React, and supporting front-end technologies.


• Candidate will fill the role of a Software Development Manager 1 as part of a 5-8 person scrum team that is itself part of a larger technology organization spanning multiple locations.
• The candidate will be expected to jump in as a leader for their team after a reasonable amount of ramp-up time. Ample ramp-up time and support will be provided for the candidate to come up to speed on the complexities of the PayPal environment – but there is a strong expectation that the candidate will be a self-starter and drive their own education.
• At this level, the candidate will also be required to build not only strong inter-team and inter-org relationships, but also relationships with the myriad of other teams we work with on a daily basis around PayPal.
• The candidate will need to become comfortable operating at a level of autonomy where they are the primary driver behind new software additions or fixes – getting clarification on requirements, driving discussion and leading the implementation.
• The working environment is Agile with 2-week sprints being the primary mode of delivering work which will be a combination of new development and maintenance of existing systems.

Job Requirements

* Experience: 8+ years of software development.

* Leadership: 2+ years of familiarity with a ‘Lead Dev’ or equivalent style role.

* Experience with Node.js and supporting frameworks.

* Experience with React (or similar front-end libraries).

* Ability to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of front end development. Management Qualifications

* Participate and work with individuals on setting goals and growing their careers. * Foster an inclusive and supportive environment within the team.

* Experience having hard conversations with teammates in an open, honest and direct way.

* When needed, participate in hiring with an focus on great and diverse talent.

* Set clear expectations for your team and give regular feedback towards their performance to those expectations.

* Recognize and reward your team and others.

* Provide clear feedback to Credit leadership to help guide to the proper execution plans.

* Able to own and drive work effectively, communicating within the team and outside the team to understand dependencies and deliver working code.

* Knowing the right time to ask for assistance and when to try and push through on your own so as not to derail team members.


Technical Qualifications

* Experienced software engineer.

* Experience with Webpack (or Gulp/Grunt/other build and packaging systems).

* Experience in core web front-end technologies including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript

* Experience creating user interfaces and addressing cross-browser and backward compatibility issues.

* Understanding of key web development concepts (TCP, DNS, HTTP Protocol, SSL/TLS, certificates, etc.).

* Experience with RESTful web services and SOA concepts.

* Understanding of CI/CD methodologies.

* Experience developing automated unit, integration and functional test suites.

* Experience with Git source control and effective branching and release management practices.

* Familiarity with Unix commands and basic Unix scripting.

* Have a proven career of continuous learning and motivation for self-improvement.


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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