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Staff Software Engineer in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/5/2020

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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 Web team is responsible for our Venmo.com experiences and webviews used in our mobile applications. Our products are used by millions of users every day and must operate at a scale that meets our hockey-stick user growth and rapid portfolio expansion. We are seeking customer-focused frontend engineers who will work closely with our product and design partners to build, user-test, and iterate new features in our web platforms. We are a new small team that values ego-free code reviews, code quality, staying intellectually curious and always searching for better ways to get things done. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will assist us in creating delightful user experiences for our customers. You will be responsible for making engineering design decisions and building innovative, human-centered, high-throughput web applications. You should be equally comfortable starting from scratch as well as diving into an existing project to make it better. You will also be expected to be a role model on coding standards, tools, platforms and other best practices for the web team.

Things you’ll do:
 

  • Design and development of frontend features and components for Venmo.com and webviews used in mobile experiences

  • Develop frontend architecture and influence implementation that is aligned with business objectives

  • Iterate with our UX and Product teams in an agile environment to bring features from conception to launch

  • Collaborate with Platform, Infrastructure and InfoSec teams to ensure web apps operate at scale and meet security requirements 

  • Write clean, high-quality code and tests while keeping the user experience fast and reliable

  • Reduce the level of technical debt of the web codebase

  • Build the optimal design and model for the UI that incorporates responsive design and accessibility concerns

  • Help triage bugs, track software defects, and ensure their timely resolution

  • Lead and participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release

  • Define and steward technical standards and code quality

  • Conduct peer code reviews for pull requests 

  • Provide mentorship to fellow Web engineers
     

What we are looking for:
 

  • 5+ years total experience delivering large-scale JavaScript web applications, with at least 3 years working with React.js, Node.js, etc.

  • 3+ years of experience building single page applications with modern JS frameworks and libraries (React, Angular, Ember, Babel, Webpack, Underscore, etc.).

  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing.

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Bootstrap, and cross-browser and device development.

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks, promises.

  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well. Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience


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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