Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • IL-Chicago
  • 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:

The Braintree SDK team is looking for an Mobile Developer (iOS/Android) to help us develop and maintain the tools merchants use to integrate with PayPal. The team handles client SDKs (iOS/Android/JS), server libraries, and backend services that help them run. Since we rotate pairs frequently, there will be opportunities to learn from & teach teammates working on the other client SDKs and the server SDKs.

Job Description:

About Us
Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there.
We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we’ll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.
The Engineering Team
Our focus is teaming with clever engineers who are enthusiastic about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space.
At Braintree, developers have the chance to work on various teams and stacks. Although most of our application software is written in Ruby, we believe in using the best tool for the job. For example, we’ve written data platforms in Clojure, payment gateways in Java, and contextual commerce in Python. Here’s more:
Communication is key to our process, and we don’t want to hinder it with walls. Many teams program in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you.
We practice docs- and test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs.
We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements.
We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.
The Role: SDK Software Engineer (JavaScript)
You’ll work on developing and maintaining the JavaScript client SDKs merchants use to integrate with PayPal & Braintree. That involves writing new code in TypeScript or JavaScript, in addition to maintaining and updating legacy JavaScript code. Since we rotate pairs frequently, there will be opportunities to learn from & teach teammates working on the other client SDKs and the server SDKs.
Braintree’s Core Values (Ask Why, Care A Lot, Solve Together) drive our work and interactions. We ask hard questions, we support each other, and we team up to solve tricky problems. And at the end of the day, we close our computers and disconnect.
What we look for in you:
3+ years experience building software or web applications Doesn’t matter what language, just a focus on writing clean, well-designed, scalable code
An interest and comfort in working in a distributed team. We’ve been spread out for as long as anyone can remember, with folks who are fully remote as well as several based in Chicago and other offices across the US
Ability and desire to work in our collaborative environment: pair programming and regular cross-team problem solving with all products and operations teams
A commitment to documentation, including interest or experience in docs-driven development
Enthusiasm for pragmatic testing, valuing thorough tests more than total coverage. Experience using a test heavy approach to solve problems and create solutions
Focus on building solutions utilizing an agile approach: close relationships with Product Managers, communicating and digesting real time feedback, and working smart to build story cards on daily basis
Open dev days: every other Friday we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge
Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking
Check out our Careers page for more company perks.
We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don’t hesitate to apply. You can also check out our FAQ!

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