Principal Software Engineer

Paypal - San Jose, CA

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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 286 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.

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Job Description Summary:
The Product & Technology, China team is looking for a talented and highly motivated a seasoned Principal Software Engineer to join the team. The candidate should have the technical expertise to lead software and architecture discussions and guide cross-functional product and engineering teams through functional definition, solution, and integration stages on large scale. The candidate should possess deep understanding of financial services and associated platforms and technology. This position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with the senior executives as well as all other levels and external stakeholders, locally and globally.

Job Description:
Be able to independently design, code and test complex features, as well as lead and mentor other engineers, help build engineering teams
Drive both technology and product innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development
Be a technical subject matter expert and represent the full internal and external capabilities of the platform.
Lead complex architectural discussions that involve multiple systems
Identify any product/functionality gaps and collaborate internal product and technology teams to define the necessary development to support solution delivery.
Drive integration efforts and lead critical work streams of strategic initiatives sponsored by senior executives
Drive engineering excellency through CI/CD
Pro-active response in identifying and troubleshooting integration or technical issues.

Minimum of 10+ years of experience developing frontend applications
Deep Familiarity with javaScript, NodeJS, React, Angular and Spring framework
Experience with web front end technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Webpack, LESS, Bootstrap.
Deep understanding of and extensive experience applying advanced object-oriented design and development principles and familiar with Java
Experience developing data-driven applications using an industry standard RDBMS (Oracle, DB2, mySQL etc.), including strong data architecture and SQL development skills.
Experience collaborating with business users to define the key business requirements and translate them into process/technical solutions.
Experience applying software design patterns.
Experience with unit testing and tools.
Experience using industry standard software development tools (IDE / Version Control / Continuous Integration).
Expertise in online payments and related domains is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to adhere to the highest ethical standards and unwavering integrity.
Effective team and individual management practices.
Appetite to learn and comfort with uncertainties

Strong system and data flow knowledge. Ability to learn and adapt to new product flows and software technologies.
Strong analytical, research, problem solving and evaluative thinking skills.
Acute attention to detail and well-developed organization and time management skills.
Strong communication skills - including ability to listen to the needs of others and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present effectively in both oral and written presentations to all levels in the organization.
Team-oriented approach – can effectively lead a project or participate as an effective team member as well as work cross-functionally with other organizations.
High level of energy and a desire to thrive in a large, complex, fast-paced organization; ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.


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Primary Location:
San Jose, California, United States of America

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