Program Manager - Partner & Market Place in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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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 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.

At PayPal, program managers work in a highly collaborative environment, leading programs and projects that drive our growth. Your work will include working with a variety of teams across PayPal, engaging with business leaders to achieve their strategic goals.
We are currently seeking a Program Manager in our Partners & Marketplaces team to drive significant programs

Strategic Planning & Road map Alignment

Is an active, vocal partner in defining the strategic direction of a major product and/or product line involving several complex programs

Drive release planning for programs, providing guidance to teams and supporting sprint plans that promote team productivity at a sustainable work pace.

Program Planning & Execution 

Coordinate efforts across Agile scrum teams to ensure delivery of programs, can be up to 10-15 teams from across various domains.

Identifying and addressing program impediments including proper escalation as needed.

Manage dependencies with other programs within the portfolio and with other portfolios.

Manage appropriate Scrum of Scrums sessions to establish interdependencies.

Work with Product/Application owners to secure and align cross-functional, cross-domain delivery teams to deliver programs.

Metrics and Reporting

Ensure regular active communication with adjacent portfolios and stakeholders.

Ensure accurate status reporting format, audience and cadence of all projects and programs.

Ensure measure-able OKRs are developed for the program, and that they align to the overall KPIs.

Strong bias to action

Good leadership skills; self-motivated and a self-starter

Team player, energetic personality, quality minded, focused, committed, able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment

High degree of professional confidence and credibility with effective presence, strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate technical concepts and plans at all levels

Experience and Background

Strong negotiation skills in all mediums and throughout all levels of the organization.

Strong problem solving skills, able to prioritize among many conflicting needs, advocate a course of action, and pursue it consistently but flexible and responsive to dynamic situations

Continually seeks opportunities to increase stakeholder value

Comfort around negotiating with higher management

Strong project management skills with experience with work prioritization, planning, influencing and working in cross-functional teams

Technical skills:

Strong MS Office skills, particularly strength needed in PowerPoint and Excel

Experience with different software development methodologies including the agile development methodology such as Scrum, and associated tools like Jira, Rally, etc.



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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