Senior Product Manager - CaaS in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/8/2019

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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 277 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.

The Technology Platform & Experiences (TPX) organization is the technology engine that powers PayPal’s business. We deliver a scalable, efficient and highly reliable infrastructure and services platform in a hybrid cloud environment. Thousands of PayPal developers build and run thousands of applications processing billions of calls daily with high availability and reliability on our hybrid cloud infrastructure. As a team, we are active in the open source community, are proud of our systems knowledge, technology breadth, and intellectual curiosity. We are driven to empower PayPal developers in the best way possible.


Genesis is a highly scalable and performant container orchestration platform that allows developers to run and manage containerized applications at scale on multi-cloud infrastructure. It is the next generation application packaging framework for PayPal. As a Senior Product Manager for the Genesis platform, you will own the product roadmap and be responsible for seamless execution, working closely with your engineering counterparts, while ensuring we’re delivering the right product at the right time for your customers. Success means you’ve enabled all PayPal applications to unify in a common pipeline and operations model that unlocks tremendous productivity and velocity for the company. Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Influencing overall container platform strategy and creating capabilities that are best-in-class for container orchestrators in the industry
  • Driving adoption of the Genesis platform within PayPal core teams as well as PayPal subsidiaries
  • Technical evangelization and creating hands-on technical content for PayPal developers
  • Being a mentor within and outside your team in order to achieve individual and team goals
  • Working cross-functionally (with global BUs, engineering, and design) and developing strong relationships that help build trust with key partner teams.
  • Evangelizing product roadmap internally and externally in informal and formal settings
  • Running lean experiments to inform future investment areas


  • Experience managing and evangelizing infrastructure products in a top tech or payments company
  • Experience in building cloud scale services and a deep understanding of distributed systems.
  • Strong execution and ability to drive work to completion
  • Familiarity with cluster managers such as Apache Mesos or Kubernetes is a plus
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to drive in an Agile execution framework
  • 2 – 5 years experience as a product manager in a highly technical or platform domain

Success in this role requires the following:

  • Communicating and inspiring all levels of the organization with your product vision and customer passion
  • Ability to think and act within strategic customer and tactical execution contexts at the same time
  • Identifying new opportunities based on research, industry trends and best practices, driving innovation
  • Building a strong product management practice by continually assessing the needs of the customer, market trends and competitive opportunities
  • Leading through influence and motivating a team to deliver their best
  • Grit to persevere and lead through challenges in a highly complex and evolving ecosystem
  • Willingness to have fun

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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