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Senior Software Engineer - JavaScript in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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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 267 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 Core Experience Team in Commerce Solutions is re-platforming our NodeJS applications to better serve our merchants and scaling to continue supporting PayPal’s 19 million plus merchants located in over 200 countries. The team is made up of engineers that have a passion for creating great software and enabling simple and elegant user interfaces. We are seeking talented engineers who are looking for a challenge in building web applications to enable merchants to transact worldwide.

Primary Job Responsibilities

- Build NodeJS web applications and frameworks for the PayPal website using JavaScript (both client and server), HTML, CSS and related technologies utilizing the latest Single Page Application technologies.

- Collaborate effectively with Application Development team as well as Design, and Product advising on development best practices, performance, browser limitations, and accessibility.  We practice Agile and follow a 3-in-a-box model.

- Contribute and evangelize coding standards and guidelines with attention to performance, scalability, maintainability SEO, and accessibility.

- Identify and document best practices.

- Prioritize workload to meet deadlines for assignments.

- Advocate for quality by helping set quality assurance guidelines and processes.

- Stay current with the newest open source technologies researching new technologies and making recommendations on implementations.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with NodeJs along with NodeJs frameworks including Single Page Application technologies such as React or Angular.

- Experience in developing high performance, scalable and available web applications.

- Mastery of browser-based technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, etc.).

- Knowledge of cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web.

- Experience with a version control system (GIT, SVN, CVS, etc.).

- Prior work experience with enterprise level consumer facing web applications

- Experience in the Agile development process

Minimum Qualifications

- 6+ years of experience in software design and web application development

- Solid knowledge of algorithms with good problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

- Understanding of web technologies (http, cookies, web sockets, JSON, Rest APIs)

- Adherence to established software design patterns.

- Good interpersonal communication skills.

- Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.

- A strong passion for producing quality software and web user interfaces.


- URLs to examples of work – especially Github

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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