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Senior Product Designer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/5/2020

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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 305 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.

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to join our team and contribute to our evolving Shopping product offering. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in shaping the direction and trajectory of an integrated experience that reaches millions of users globally. You will be collaborating with a cross-disciplinary team (Business Stakeholders, Product Managers, Engineers, Analysts, Designers) in all phases of design from discovery to execution.


  • Own web, iOS and Android design features and projects from idea to launch and then through subsequent iteration with minimal guidance.
  • Initiates to think holistically about complex systems, empathize with customers and understand the business goals to create compelling and effective user experiences.
  • Work closely with teammates across the business from many disciplines (from product management to engineering to analytics) to define problem spaces, design solutions and help drive design deliverables.
  • Create compelling screen designs using Sketch, prototype ideas in tools like InVision and build beautiful transitions and animations in tools like Framer.
  • Execute on visual and interaction designs that scale across devices and OSs’.
  • Mentor and guide other designers at as they progress in their careers and craft.
  • Refine our processes and help define best practices for design at PayPal.


  • 8+ years experience. 
  • Bachelors or Master Degree in the study of design including one of the following; Design, Information Architecture, Human Factors or equivalent project/portfolio experience.
  • Process-oriented but agile: the ability to quickly translate requirements into designs that are both functional and beautiful.
  • Curious and data-driven, with an iterative mindset; Can make decisions based on data and intuitions.
  • Strong design foundation in both UI (interaction, visual) and UX (user research, analysis, information architecture, wireframing, prototyping).
  • Ability to both provide and receive design criticism constructively and appreciation for its importance within the design process.
  • A portfolio demonstrating a clean visual aesthetic and strong eye for detail.
  • Proficiency designing for multiple devices and platforms.
  • A natural, deep curiosity that drives you to learn, investigate and constantly ask why.
  • Proficiency in current design and prototyping software (Sketch, Creative Suite, Invision, Miro, Principle, Framer, etc).
  • Strong sense of ownership and a “whatever it takes” attitude towards getting stuff done.
  • Ability to translate design concepts into execution.
  • Solid communication skills, including the ability to persuade and inspire, a knack for breaking down complex concepts and a proactive attitude towards knowledge sharing.
  • Boundless creativity when it comes to generating ideas, but an understanding that execution is what ultimately matters.
  • Comfort with ambiguity with an instinct for moving quickly.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience designing either E-commerce or Fintech products.
  • Experience designing mobile apps on both iOS and Android.
  • Experience with multi-channel initiatives.
  • UX Storytelling.
  • Detailed knowledge of how modern web & mobile applications are built.

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



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