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Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/3/2020

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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 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.

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 210 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 consumer organization at PayPal focuses on new products and capabilities offered to the consumer segment of PayPal users. This organization is responsible for all the experiences and services offered to buyers and casual sellers. Some of the areas of focus are P2P payments, Incentives, login dashboard, shopping experience and consumer utilities like contact book and device management. PayPal is a well-known player in the payment’s ecosystem; one of the next big goal for PayPal is to tap into the pre and post transaction experience to provide a fantastic and engaging user experience for customers starting from purchase intent, pay and post transaction experience of order tracking etc. PayPal has invested $4 billion to acquire Honey to participate in a journey to revolutionize the shopping experience of PayPal customers. The goal is to create an experience for PayPal consumers and merchants a stellar shopping journey when they interface with PayPal. The goal set by business are quite ambitious, but doable with years of experience in the adjacent space of Payments. This would require a foundational redesign of the pre and post transaction experience in PayPal. The goals are, 1) Save consumers money when there is intent to purchase. 2) Provide a cohesive user experience that will please the consumer during the purchase process and beyond. 3) Provide a rich set of tooling to merchants to enable them to engage their customer in a value driven model where both the merchant and consumers benefit from the product. This position is for a critical product in the PayPal shopping journey. The PayPal shopping hub is the epicenter of a consumer’s shopping journey. This is the product a consumer would navigate to search for best deals, products and merchants. This product will be rich in content and highly personalized. The user experience would be across all channels in native experience. The goal is to provide a rich and engaging user experience. The goal is to create a product where this product can be changed without waiting for an app launch etc. to improve the time to market. We believe in lean teams delivering a lot of value, so you will be part of a lean team potentially driving impact for the shopping hub in the PayPal’s Android application. You will be exposed to complex technology problems and will be exposed to technology like Complex user experiences, GraphQL, High throughput no SQL stores, Cloud based services, exposure to other client tech stack as part of the development process. This also enables us to quickly iterate and do frequent brainstorming sessions welcoming new ideas and diverse perspectives to conceptualize new features. We quickly run A/B test experiments to make product decisions. One of the core values of our team is to learn from each other irrespective of what level you’re at. We believe in ‘One Team Behaviors’ and Innovation, Collaboration, Inclusion and Wellness are major pillars for our success.

We are looking for strong technologist who are passionate about solving complex and challenging problems. If you’re excited about your work making an impact on millions of consumers and merchants and if you love working on the newest technologies, delivering valuable and quality products with a sense of ownership, you should join us!
Responsibilities
  • Develop NodeJS web applications for the PayPal website using JavaScript (both client and server), HTML, CSS and related technologies.
  • Collaborate effectively with Application Development team as well as Design, Product teams advising on development best practices, performance, browser limitations, and accessibility.
  • Follow coding standards and guidelines with great attention to performance, maintainability SEO, and accessibility.
  • Adhere to PayPal coding standards and guidelines.
  • Identify and document best practices.
  • Prioritize workload to meet deadlines for assignments in the code release schedule.
  • Participate in the Agile development process.
  • Perform quality assurance on all new code from inception through integration, staging and production environments.
  • Stay current with the newest online technologies; research new technologies and make recommendations on implementations.
Job Requirements
  • 4+ years experience with web application development.
  • Experience with NodeJs along with NodeJs frameworks.
  • Expertise in 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.).
  • Experience in the Agile development process.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Solid knowledge of algorithms with good problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • 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.
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge with others.
  • 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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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