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Web Application Developer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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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.

The Checkout Auth Rate Optimization team identifies opportunities for optimizations, and improvements and executes on those opportunities to help drive additional revenue on top of our $100+B in payment volume across 200+ countries. We are creating a world where ‘payments’ is synonymous with PayPal. The experiences that we build are used and seen by millions of end users on a daily basis. We rapidly innovate on new payment scenarios and experiences that have a high impact to PayPal, our partners, and our customers. As an engineer in our development team you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the user experiences on various channels (web, mobile, etc.). You will work closely with product and experience to understand the customer needs and deliver the user experiences that meets their needs.


  • Provide architectural leadership in engineering team.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring.
  • Design solutions with the ability to go in-depth on the technology stack, across different technologies to understand and design end-to-end system workflow.
  • Own and drive development and delivery of features end-to-end.
  • Partner closely with product and other dependent teams to craft great product experiences.
  • Actively participate and lead in code reviews to attain the highest standards.
  • Drive teams to follow clean code principles.
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.

Required Skills

  • BS/BA or equivalent with 6+ years professional software development experience
  • Understanding of object-oriented design and design patterns
  • Experience in designing, developing and delivering software end-to-end, including hands-on coding
  • Good understanding of web application frameworks like React, and Angular
  • Experience with NodeJS, GraphQL, Express
  • Excellent knowledge of programming languages, especially JavaScript.
  • Familiar with HTML, and CSS
  • Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web applications
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You have a bias towards action and results
  • Proven problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively both independently as well and within a team using Agile methodology.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.  Ability to articulate our technical integration details.

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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