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MTS 2, Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/8/2020

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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 325 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 Consistent Experience Framework team provides the technology capabilities that powers the one-time payment (checkout) and repeat payments (vaulted wallet) experiences. The software this team develops enables the most significant payment volume and fastest growing revenue area for the company. As a senior member of this team, you'll be defining the technical vision of our experience framework. You will execute upon and guide the team towards that vision. You will need to be able to architect & build solutions to problems with little guidance from others. You will focus on optimizing the web application for performance, define and implement shared components, and mentor members of the engineering team. You will be responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This is an opportunity to develop experiences that delight millions of consumers each day with a high impact to PayPal, our merchants, and their customers.

We’re looking for strong JavaScript skills and solid real-world experience. We are seeking candidates with a strong (node.js) server background as well as those with more front-end experience. Folks strong in either area are welcome to apply. We want candidates with a vision for how to empower customers by building delightful experiences. You should be familiar with the latest tools & practices popular in the community. We hope you’re passionate about these tools and can help us make decisions about which ones will work best for PayPal. We’re looking for leaders to help move the company forward. Experience managing or contributing to open-source projects would come in handy, so would any kind of high-profile work with many contributors & customers. People will look up to you on this team, so experience in mentoring and teaching would be helpful.

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 are remote friendly and have teammates all over US and value our diverse culture.

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 + GraphQL. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Collaboration is key – since we work with multiple stakeholders and teams. 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 in class product.

Remote locations available: These positions can be hired remotely in most states for US based candidates

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:

  • 7-10 years of experience delivering enterprise class applications, with at least 3 most recent years working in JavaScript and NodeJS
  • Experience building single page applications with popular JS frameworks and libraries (React, Angular, Ember, Babel, Webpack, Lodash, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks, promises. Able to navigate full stack development easily
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, Less, Bootstrap, and cross-browser and device development.
  • Experience in leading projects with dependency - including design and execution and improving processes in the team independently
  • Experience working with large scale applications, production rollouts, monitoring and debugging live issues
  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing.
  • 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.
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills across the whole tech stack - language, databases, web servers and system environment.
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills

Responsibilities include:

  • Architect solutions and execution through hands-on development, quality-assurance, and prototyping
  • Deliver code in an Agile software development.
  • Participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release.
  • Partner closely with product, design, analytics and dependencies to craft great product experiences.
  • Participate and promote architectural initiatives, balancing long-term velocity with short-term customer needs.
  • Mentoring folks in the team and collaborating with other teams to deliver best in class product
  • Follow and be a strong advocate for clean code principles
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development

Extra credit: Provide your GitHub account 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. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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