Please note that this site has updated features that do not run on older versions of Internet Explorer. For an optimal experience, please use another browser or the most recent version of IE.

Senior Full Stack JavaScript Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/3/2020

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 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.

Come join PayPal and help transform the consumer home experience. We’re on a mission to revamp the user experience and underlying architecture of one of the most visited areas of the site. We’re working to improve access and discoverability of PayPal’s products and services. As a member of our team, you’ll collaborate closely with Product Owners, Designers, and Engineers to create innovative solutions that will serve millions of users. You’ll play a valuable role in product development from concept to launch. Our technology stack includes NodeJS, React, Redux and GraphQL. We do frequent brainstorming sessions and welcome new ideas and diverse perspectives to conceptualize new features. We follow Agile methodologies to quickly iterate and deliver new features. We run A/B tests to inform product decisions. One of the core values of our team is to learn from each other irrespective of level. We believe in ‘One Team Behaviors’ and Innovation, Collaboration, Inclusion and Wellness are major pillars for our success.

We are looking for a senior software engineer who is a strong technologist with a passion for solving complex and challenging problems.  If you’re excited about your work impacting millions of consumers and if you love designing and building complex, multi-tier web applications, you should join us!
  • Leading mulit-tier web application projects with cross functional teams developing innovative solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Developing NodeJS single page web applications for the PayPal web site using JavaScript (both client and server), HTML, CSS and related technologies (React, Redux, Webpack).
  • Developing a GraphQL service supporting web and mobile clients
  • Performing quality assurance on all new code from inception through integration, staging, and production environments.
  • Providing technical and project leadership to more junior members of the team.
  • Collaborating effectively with team members as well as Design and Product teams advising on development best practices, performance, browser limitations, and accessibility.
  • Helping define and document best practices.
  • Prioritizing workload to meet deadlines in the product development lifecycle.
  • Staying current with the newest web technologies; researching new technologies and makeing recommendations on implementations.
  • Participating in the Agile development process.
Job Requirements
  • 6+ years of experience in web application development.
  • Expertise in NodeJs and NodeJs frameworks - particularly single page applications.
  • Expert level skills in browser based technologies - HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, etc.
  • Expertise in web technologies (http, cookies, web sockets, JSON, Rest APIs).
  • Expertise in cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web.
  • Experience in developing GraphQL services.
  • Solid knowledge of algorithms with good problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Prior work experience with enterprise level, consumer facing web applications.
  • Strong desire to lead and mentor other engineers.
  • A strong passion for producing quality software and elegant web user interfaces.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Experience with a version control system (GIT, SVN, CVS, etc.).
  • Experience in the Agile development process.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.

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



  1. Software Engineer Jobs
  2. Project Engineer Jobs