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Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

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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 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.

PayPal is at the forefront of the digital payments revolution leading the democratization of global financial services. It is one of the world's largest global payment platforms with 188 million active customers across 200+ countries in 30+ languages operating in 100+ currencies. The Globalization Team is looking for expert JavaScript engineers to help build applications and web services that support Globalization for all PayPal applications. As a member of the team, you will help us develop product solutions and deliver features that power the next generation of Globalization apps. You will be involved from ideation to rollout.

Some responsibilities may include the following: 

  • Create an admin tool for maintaining internal metadata using NodeJS and React 
  • Create a web-based utility (bookmarklet) to capture string information from the page 
  • Create a utility to map the strings and ids on a screenshot metadata information, based on the coordinates of where the strings are on the page 
  • Create a utility to search and monitor our component logs using React and Elasticsearch 
  • Create react component based tests using ReactTestUtils/Jest 
  • Define, design and implement some reports/graphs to help us quickly and easily visualize and understand the status of strings for a project and/or locale (i.e., how many strings are adapted, not adapted, translated, same as source, fallback, etc) 
  • Create sample apps to demonstrate use of react-intl, react-content-loader 
  • Prototype implementing native app version of internal tools using react-native


  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking
  • Dynamic, collaborative and curious
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Willingness to learn, experiment and prototype with new and upcoming technologies
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, JavaScript
  • Experience with UI web development: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, Bootstrap
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or related field

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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