Web Engineering Lead

3 - 5 years
Full Time
United States
Austin, TX
March 2, 2019

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 267 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.

PayPal Web Engineering Lead specializing in NodeJS Are you a resourceful, motivated, self-starting and passionate NodeJS leader? If so, we’d like to talk to you about joining our team. PayPal’s Web Engineering Team supports all NodeJS development at PayPal;

  • Building/documenting/supporting secure, performant NodeJS frameworks and components
  • Applying proven development principles (MVC, Unix, KISS, DRY, YAGNI and Twelve Factor)
  • Working closely with PayPal’s large NodeJS developer community
  • Evangelizing and presenting internally and at outside industry events like SeleniumConf, DockerCon, NodeDay, NodeSummit, JSConf and more Join us at PayPal in our mission to evolve:
  • Our NodeJS framework offerings based on evolving NodeJS features and customer demand
  • Our NodeJS developer experience across our entire software development lifecycle (develop, test, build, deploy, monitor)
  • Our documentation, training and outreach (both within PayPal and beyond)Responsibilities

    • Championing positive engineering change
    • Mentoring fellow engineers
    • Owning PayPal’s NodeJS platform architecture
    • Building proofs-of-concept (POC) with fellow engineers and stakeholders
    • Transforming successful POCs into well-executed team initiatives
    • Delivering scalable solutions that improve core performance and developer experience


    • Have a high personal bar for software excellence
    • Have production experience with NodeJS at scale
    • Use open-source methodologies and tools
    • Have a strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others
    • Have experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing
    • Will collaborate across functional areas
    • Will base technical decisions on facts, data, and existing context

    Nice To Have

    • Bachelor’s degree in CS or applicable code academy degree
    • Open source footprint, with your own module or as a contributor to other modules

    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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