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.
This position is for a critical product in the PayPal shopping journey. The requirement is for a senior engineer in the Offer’s engineering team. PayPal’s inhouse Offer’s platform is a powerful tool in the shopping ecosystem for a PayPal consumer to have exclusive deals in PayPal and for Merchant to create the exclusive deals. This platform should support the constructs of an offer that can represent a SKU based applicability and also a deep integration with the PayPal’s payments engine to manage the movement of funds between the transaction and the offer’s funding infrastructure. Offers engineering team is responsible for the end to end offer’s experience in PayPal like Offer representation in the notification like email, notifications etc. Landing pages where a user will be able to find the details, experience during transaction and post transactions like transaction history/details. Person working in this team will be exposed to complex problem in terms of architecture and scale.
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 Android client, 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.
The primary role of the Staff Software Engineer is to provide technical and domain expertise in the design and delivery of software and infrastructure for PayPal's web site. This person is a highly experienced technical expert, who understands the e-commerce domain very well, and is well versed in the software implementation.
Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be multi-disciplinary, and is a multi-talented senior member of the technical team. The duties performed by the Staff Engineer vary, and may span technical design and consultancy, troubleshooting, performance analysis, process improvement, and technology development, etc. The Staff Engineer has a stewardship role in ensuring the continued growth and improvement of the environment, capabilities and stature of the group. The individual is expected to be a self-starter and a team player, with a strong drive for results and continuous innovations. The individual should be able to deliver work with minimal supervision.
1. 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.
2. Work with business units to crystallize business needs into product features, acting as a bridge between business and technical domains.
3. Consult with business units on feasibility, technical requirements and cost estimates for new initiatives.
4. 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.
5. Provide technical guidance and assistance to other software engineers.
6. Provide technical and domain thought-leadership and mentoring to junior members of the team.
7. Review and approve software design and implemented code.
8. Identify areas of technical improvement and make detailed business cases for improvements or new areas of opportunities.
9. Develop new team capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance in supporting software development needs of PayPal's business.
10. Define and devise processes, tools and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing and deployment.