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Sr. Portfolio Mgr - Corp Ent. Product in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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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.

PayPal is seeking an experienced software portfolio management or program management professional to join our Enterprise Product Experience team. As part of this role, you will be responsible for driving the Portfolio planning across the org in partnership with internal PayPals BUs and verticals within the EPX organization. In addition, this role will have responsibility for the center of excellence for defining, implementing and maintaining PMO, Program Management and Scrum related best practices and tools.

  • Drives continuous planning across the organization from idea generation through scoping, identification of dependencies, estimates, and roadmap commitment.  Publishes a monthly snapshot of the Portfolio of initiatives highlighting where investments are being made.
  • Leads the in-take, definition, prioritization, assessment and sizing of roadmap requests from internal BUs to the organization.  Drives resource demand versus capacity analysis with impacted verticals.  Facilitates trade-offs and roadmap commitments across the organization as required
  • Partners with product, engineering, and other portfolio leadership teams to align teams to enterprise initiatives.  Ensures appropriate resources are engaged across verticals.  Helps define creative solutions to address resourcing challenges.
  • Monitors health of initiative delivery - status, issues and dependencies in partnership with the vertical practices.  Proactively addresses delivery impediments.  Resolves roadblocks to enable successful execution.  Facilitates executive-level escalations and initiative change management.
  • Drives improvements, usage, and further adoption of PDLC and other related methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Kanban, etc) throughout the organization as needed.
  • Maintains a community of practice for Program Management and Scrum Master disciplines in partnership with verticals within the organization. Drives adoption and usage of Enterprise Planning and Execution tools to effectively plan and execute on roadmap commitments across the organization

Required Experience, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of portfolio management & program management processes, tools, templates and techniques
  • Extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in fast-paced, change intensive environments
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills, with the ability to work across organizational boundaries to drive closure of complex development challenges
  • Strong business and technical acumen, including the ability to quickly understand and communicate technical concepts and challenges across multiple levels and disciplines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the confidence and credibility to effectively engage and interact with senior and executive management
  • Hands-on experience with multiple software development methodologies, including a solid understanding agile delivery practices
  • Experience implementing and maintaining Enterprise Portfolio Planning Management (PPM) and Delivery Tools - examples Clarizen, Rally, Jira, etc


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience managing technology portfolios and programs in complex operating environments
  • Worked at similar sized company in the internal Corporate Product and IT environment

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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