Senior Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
North Carolina, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2023
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:
As a Senior/Staff Engineer in our Ads Organization at PayPal, you will assume a pivotal role as an individual contributor, responsible for building high-impact solutions that drive our advertising platform's success. With a wealth of 10 years of experience, you'll be instrumental in creating 0-1 products, working closely with cross-functional peers, and delivering innovative solutions to market, reaching millions of users. We are seeking a passionate and seasoned engineer who can perform high-quality code reviews, lead by example, and become a foundational member of our development team.

Job Description:
Your way to impact.

Be part of a team that creates solutions with a direct impact on the success of our advertising platform and reaches millions of users worldwide. Work in an environment that encourages innovation and empowers you to tackle challenging technical problems.

Your day to day

In your day to day role you will

  • Technical Excellence: Design, architect, and develop complex software solutions that drive the success of our advertising platform. Leverage your extensive expertise in areas such as TypeScript, Java, and GraphQL to build scalable and efficient systems.
  • Code Reviews: Perform and lead high-quality code reviews to ensure that the team delivers robust, maintainable, and secure code. Provide constructive feedback and mentorship to fellow engineers.
  • Innovation: Drive the creation of 0-1 products, taking ownership of technical challenges and leading the development of innovative solutions that address business needs.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and quality assurance, to define and execute on the product roadmap.
  • Market Impact: Deliver solutions to market that power our advertising platform, reaching millions of users and driving business growth.
  • Lead by Example: Set a high bar for technical excellence, best practices, and engineering standards within the team. Serve as a technical leader and mentor to less experienced engineers.

What Do You Need To Bring-
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Work experience (at least 10 years) in software engineering, with a strong emphasis on the ads industry or related fields.
  • Expertise in TypeScript, Java, GraphQL, and other relevant technologies, honed over a decade of hands-on work.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality, production-ready software as an individual contributor.
  • Experience creating 0-1 products and driving technical innovation.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional peers.
  • Dedication to code quality, best practices, and continuous improvement.
  • We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $96900 to $234300

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

Who We Are:

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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 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

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REQ ID R0108183