Software Engineer @ PayPal - Plymouth Meeting, PA

Job Overview

a month ago

Software Engineer

PayPal - Plymouth Meeting, PA

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

Job Description Summary: 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 392 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. 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. Over the last year, PayPal has introduced a range of new products and features for our customers around the world, significantly expanding the functionality of the PayPal app and introducing new ways to use PayPal in more places, both digitally and in physical environments. In 2021, PayPal introduced the new PayPal app, an all-in-one, personalized app that provides PayPal customers with a single destination to easily and securely manage their daily financial lives and do more with their money. This included new features and services like high yield savings, early access to direct deposit funds, new and improved bill pay functionality, messaging capabilities enabling family and friend communications, as well as additional crypto capabilities, and customized deals and offers. In the coming quarters, PayPal plans to add new features and enhancements to the app, including investment capabilities to enable customers to grow money and invest it in things like individual stocks and other assets.

Job Description:

This new Engineering team is seeking candidates with a strong background in Javascript, Node.js and related frameworks in AWS.

You will collaborate with multiple stakeholders to translate business requirements into clear functional specifications. You will design & build solutions to problems and guide other developers to do the same. Previous work on cloud native tools or platform teams would be an added advantage. Experience contributing to open-source projects would come in handy, so would any kind of high-profile work with many contributors & customers.

At PayPal we ship code to millions of users all over the globe. This position is an opportunity to have a high impact across many teams at PayPal and help us accomplish our goal of democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Join us in our mission by applying today.

Job Description:

  • Work independently as well as in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout and support complex software applications for PayPal.
  • 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 completed 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.

Technical Skillset:

  • 3+ years experience designing and implementing low-latency, high-availability, and performant Node.js applications.
  • Experience building non-REST APIs such as GraphQL.
  • In depth knowledge of server-side architecture and design.
  • In depth knowledge of JavaScript, Node.js and Express.
  • Experience with testing frameworks like jest, cypress
  • Source Control (GIT experience is an advantage)
  • Jenkins/Hudson, Maven/Ant experiences would be a plus
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Ability to use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write application, and to identify key features of AWS services
  • Understanding of the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Working experience with trading domain and cloud will be an added advantage.

Other Skills:

  • Problem solving skills and being open minded about solving a technical problem in more than one way.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation.
  • Ability to work on different applications with quick context switching and being able to debug complex code 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. Experience in justification of technology solutions to business leaders.
  • 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.

Our Benefits:


At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.


We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com


Who We Are:


Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.


PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

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 [email protected]

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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