Sr. Engineering Manager in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/3/2019

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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 286 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.

Sr. Engineering Manager - Merchant Integrations Platform

Our organization is called the Merchant Integrations Platform, and we manage the end-to-end lifecycle of any developer that wants to integrate with PayPal.

Under this organization you will manage three of our flagship products

1) This is the place where as an external developer you can manage all aspects of your integration, ranging from API credentials, to test accounts, to tooling, visualizations, and recommended best practices. You will be responsible for ensuring that millions of developers and merchants have all the resources they need to integrate with PayPal and have s delightful experience doing so.

2) Button Factory: Catering to our non technical merchants, this product allows anyone to create and manage the ubiquitous "Pay with PayPal" buttons you see all over the web. Managing this product will put you in charge of a multi-million dollar revenue stream, as we embark on a modernization strategy for it.

3) PayPal SDKs. As a foundational block for many integrations, our SDKs allow developers to quickly integrate with PayPal in a variety of popular programming languages. We own the design, support and delivery strategy for our SKD offering.

You will also collaborate with our developer relations team and Technical Writers to ensure we offer a comprehensive solution for all our users.

This role will give you exposure to a broad variety of technologies with very unique use cases, while managing a diverse and energetic team of engineers, working in conjunction with product owners, user experience designers and content strategists to deliver on our mission of friction-less integrations. Our organization provides a flexible work schedule, placing a lot of value in work/life balance, as well as personal and professional growth.

If you have a good foundation, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies, your tech stack is largely irrelevant. I want to hire you not for what you’ve done, but for what you’ll be able to do in our group.

You are not expected to write code in this position, but you must have a strong technical background.

Your responsibilities as a Sr. Engineering Manager include:

  • Crafting (And delivering!) a roadmap for our mission, in conjunction with your Product, UX, and Content partners.
  • Building an engineering culture centered around empathy, quality, and professional growth
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders across the company, ensuring their feedback is incorporated into our strategy
  • Establishing best practices and processes to be followed inside and outside our organization
  • Being a hiring champion, ensuring our interview process is balanced, fair, and productive; as well as ensuring that diversity and inclusion are at the heart of it.

In order to be successful in this role, you must:

  • Care deeply about the people you work with. As a people manager, your first responsibility is to your group.
  • Model a good work/life balance for your teams. Delivering on a roadmap and having personal time are not mutually exclusive things.
  • Understand the value of a customer’s trust. Our global developer community depends on our output.
  • Be a true collaborator, able to put outcomes over ego.
  • Be a clear communicator, able to set expectations and outcomes that everyone understands and aligns with.
  • Have intellectual curiosity. Our domain is broad, and constantly evolving.


4+ years of people management experience, leading engineering teams.


Experience building web applications.

Experience with API design.

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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