Senior Mobile Software Engineer in Newton - Massachusetts at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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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 254 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 accomplished and passionate software engineers to join our team in Newton, MA office. This individual will be contributing to the exciting future of PayPal Here product and engineering family. PayPal Here is one of the fastest evolving and high visibility applications of PayPal product line and we’re hoping to expanding our team with superstars. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the entire product development team during all phases software development and lifecycle. We’re seeking individuals with an equal flair for creative problem solving, familiarity with full stack development, agile methodologies, test automation and preferably foosball skills.


  • Design, architect and implement mobile applications, middleware and frameworks such as SDK.
  • Develop new features and user-interface for our mobile apps and SDK.
  • Create robust and scalable high-volume production applications and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Collaborate with UX/UI team in an agile environment to bring features from conception to launch.
  • Contribute to our existing continuous integration framework by automating features as we go using UIAutomation.
  • Research, analyze, design, develop and test the solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategy.
  • Participate in design discussions, code reviews, and project related team meetings.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and shared knowledge.
  • Collaborate with product management, QA, operations and engineering teams to develop innovative solutions that meet business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability and adherence to development principles and product goals.
  • Mentor junior engineers within the team.


  • Bachelors in Computer Science.  Master's degree is strongly desired.
  • At least 8 years professional experience with major programming language and/or mobile development.
  • Mobile development (iOS or Android).
  • Expertise in functional languages, mainly JavaScript.
  • Well versed in object oriented design and common design patterns.
  • Fundamental computer science principles. 
  • Familiarity with Operating Systems - UNIX/Linux and Networking.
  • Automation & software testing methodology.
  • Familiarity in server-side development.
  • Source control – GIT.
  • Team-player.
  • Agile Methodologies.
  • Consumer facing application development.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Foosball skills (American or Italian style) a plus.

Preferred / Desired Skills:

  • Node, and server-side development is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge in electronic payments.

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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