Senior Engineering Manager

  • Full Time
  • CA-Los Angeles
  • Mid Level


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:

We’re not solving a small problem, and we’re not addressing a small market. We’re tackling returns—the part of the online shopping experience shoppers say they hate most. Our customers, i.e., top online retailers, use Happy Returns’ returns software and reverse logistics to offer shoppers a genuinely delightful return experience while at the same time reducing costs, retaining sales, and making their supply chains more sustainable. We’re making returns legitimately better for everyone, and we’re having fun doing it.

Job Description:

Your day to day

Constantly improve team productivity, refine agile processes, and create methods to increase efficiency.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of up to two engineering teams (8 direct reports).
Lead the effort of recruiting new outstanding engineers.
Train new software engineers on our best practices, standards, culture, and policies.
Perform personnel management tasks for two teams of developers, including performance reviews, mentoring, and planning each direct report’s career growth.
Actively participate in system architecture discussions and technical design reviews to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of the Happy Returns system.
Enforce clean code and excellent coding practices by conducting thoughtful code reviews.
Actively participate in bi-weekly engineering lunch & learns to promote continuous growth and knowledge sharing.
Collaborate closely with Product Managers to meet and exceed customer needs in the simplest possible ways.
Help us build and maintain a world-class technology system so we can achieve our mission of making returns beautiful for Shoppers, Retailers, and the Planet.
What you need to bring

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
A minimum of 2 years of experience successfully managing engineering teams to deliver world-class software, preferably at a rapidly scaling startup.
Over six years of experience developing and testing web applications
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure engineers are exceeding the needs of the business
The ability to coach engineers in shipping high-quality, maintainable, and well-tested code in a high-velocity environment
A strong interest in joining a highly collaborative environment and working daily with Developers, Product Managers, DevOps Engineers, and QA Engineers
Bonus points if you have

Expertise in multiple server-side languages such as Go or Python
Proficiency in one or more modern JavaScript frameworks such as React
Familiarity with database technology such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS
Strong interest in e-commerce, logistics, and/or sustainability

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