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Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/8/2020

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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 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.

The team that the candidate will be working on will be for the merchant facing experiences for the shopping portfolio. There are 2 main touch points for a merchant, 1) Merchant portal when they log into the PayPal account to setup the shopping experience they want to provide to their customer like campaigns, targeting etc. 2) SDK that will get deployed in the merchant site to enable smart tracking capability like shopping cart abandonment etc. to create smart self-sustaining campaigns etc. Both these touch points need to delightful in terms of integration ease for any type of merchant segment and an intuitive dashboard for merchant to act as a centralized console for them to engage with their customers in a rich and intuitive manner. The candidate will be exposed to product leads, integration specialists, reporting data pipeline, experience services etc. which are very challenging with interesting problems. 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 web 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.

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,

Save consumers money when there is intent to purchase. Provide a cohesive user experience that will please the consumer during the purchase process and beyond. 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.

Job Description:

The team that the candidate will be working on will be for the merchant facing experiences for the shopping portfolio. There are 2 main touchpoints for a merchant,

Merchant portal when they log into the PayPal account to setup the shopping experience they want to provide to their customer like campaigns, targeting etc. SDK that will get deployed in the merchant site to enable smart tracking capability like shopping cart abandonment etc. to create smart self-sustaining campaigns etc.

Both these touchpoints need to delightful in terms of integration ease for any type of merchant segment and an intuitive dashboard for merchant to act as a centralized console for them to engage with their customers in a rich and intuitive manner. The candidate will be exposed to product leads, integration specialists, reporting data pipeline, experience services etc. which are very challenging with interesting problems.

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 web 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.

Resonsibilities:

  • Candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout and support complex software applications for PayPal.
  • Be accountable for the deliverables of the team in the merchant experience space in shopping.
  • Create exceptional, engaging and high throughput web application.
  • Ability to design and manage a complex web application. The code has to be scalable and follow the best practices on the latest web development.
  • Work with business units to crystallize business needs into product features.
  • Consult with business units on feasibility, technical requirements and cost estimates for new initiatives.
  • Work with engineering managers, engineers & QA to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs w.r.t functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to other software engineers.
  • Provide technical and domain thought-leadership and mentoring to junior members of the team.
  • Review and approve software design and implemented code.
  • Identify areas of technical improvement and make detailed business cases for improvements or new areas of opportunities.
  • Develop new team capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance in supporting software development needs of PayPal's business.
  • Define and devise processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering and 8+ years related industry experience. Skill Set:
  • Semantic html skills, experience using html5,
  • Understanding of advanced JavaScript architecture design
  • Exceptional client-side JavaScript skills being able to handle complicated JS code and new technology stacks like React Redux/Angular etc.
  • Exceptional server side Javascript skills, working on complicated node applications. Being able to inject code into applications without creating major impact to the base application itself.
  • Solid css3 (inheritance etc.), ability to make things look good and consistent across browsers
  • Problem solving skills and being open minded about solving a technical problem in more than one way.
  • Ability to work on different applications with quick context switching and being able to debug complicated applications with relative ease.
  • Awareness and experience with best practices for web development, accessibility, page performance etc.
  • Experience with github, managing branches and resolving merge conflicts
  • Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications.
  • Ability to determine impact of architectural solutions and recommendations.
  • Must have experience in justification of technology solutions to business leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation.
  • Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in matrix organizations.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities

  • Working knowledge in the shopping/e-commerce industry is an added advantage.

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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