Archive for August, 2010

Director Global Strategy, PayPal, San Jose, CA

Posted on August 31, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Corporate Development, PayPal, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |

Do you think you might be a fit for this opening? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 40797BR

The Director Global Strategy position at PayPal is primarily responsible for leading strategic and management consulting projects that deliver measurable value to PayPal. The position is highly visible in the organization and involves frequent interaction with all PayPal staff levels and external stakeholders, including the senior executive team, at the head office and in the regions.

 The position’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategy development: Supports the development and implementation of PayPal’s corporate vision, strategy, and long-term strategic priorities.
  • Strategic execution: Structures and leads complex strategic projects for senior management. Facilitates cross-functional and cross-regional teams. Performs strategic analysis and problem solving. Prepares and delivers executive-level presentations 
  • Thought leadership: Leads “research” type engagements to develop and articulate PayPal’s position on long-term strategic issues
  • Growth strategy: Leads projects to assess and kick-start growth opportunities
  • Market intelligence:  Develops insightful market intelligence about key industry trends (technology, competitors, consumers, regulatory, etc.) and informs the organization of their strategic implications


The position reports to the Head of PayPal Strategy in the Strategy and Corporate Development Group


  • World class strategic and analytical capabilities
  • Deep understanding of new products/technologies (mobile, security, Internet, identity, authentication)
  • Leadership experience in complex global organizations
  • Strategic project management experience
  • Superior communications and influence skills
  • Highly collaborative, used to work in a consensus driven culture
  • People motivation and development skills
  • Comfortable with uncertainty


  • MBA or engineering degree from a top school
  • Minimum of 10 years  post-MBA experience in related fields
  • Top strategy consulting (e.g. BCG, McKinsey or Bain) or top corporate strategy/innovation experience, combined with relevant industry experience, is a must
  • Strategic expertise in at least two of the following areas: banking, payments, retail and online commerce, social networking, social gaming, and mobile
  • Fast-track career development
  • Fun, outgoing, and easy to work with
  • International experience and foreign language skills are a plus

Do you think you might be a fit for this opening? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com and reference requisition 40797BR

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Sr. Product Manager – PayPal, San Jose, CA

Posted on August 25, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Jobs, PayPal, Product Management, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |

 Interested? Apply at and use requisition 42132BR.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Objective: Create a compelling consumer focused onboarding experience that maximizes customer comprehension of PayPal’s products and services and the number of prospects who use them in the first 90 days of signing up.

The global consumer onboarding product manager will work with product and marketing managers in different geographies, analyze the current behavior, customer feedback, opportunities, planned improvements, competition and best practices to lead a team of User interaction and tech experts to create a best-in-class consumer onboarding experience that will achieve the goals outlined above.

In addition, the product manager will work with the teams in different markets to create the best go to market plan to pilot the new experience and eventually launch it globally. This position be part of the Customer Experience team in PayPal’s Global Product and Experience organization.

Job Requirements

At least 5 years in product management with a focus on Internet consumer products and/or experiences. A demonstrated ability to analyze and improve online acquisition, activation experiences. Any experience in consumer concept selling would be a plus. So, will be international experience and understanding of multiple consumer markets.

The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of best practices in consumer internet interaction and an appreciation of how different interaction and visual styles affect appeal and comprehension for customers. Knowledge of payment products, compliance requirements would give an advantage.


Bachelors Degree Required

Interested? Apply at and use requisition 42132BR

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SEO Specialist – PayPal, San Jose, CA

Posted on August 19, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Jobs, Marketing, PayPal, San Jose, San Jose Jobs | Tags: , |

Think you meet the qualifications? Apply at using requisition 42198BR.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day aspects of PayPal’s global SEO program:
    • Keyword research and competitive benchmarking
    • Develop and document detailed website recommendations
    • Work with content and creative teams to execute recommendations
    • Measure and report on business impact (ROI)
  • Work cross-functionally to align SEO goals with global Marketing, Product and Technology strategy
  • Develop global SEO strategy for PayPal web properties (e.g.,, and
  • Continuous analysis and optimization of global SEO efforts and results – derive actionable insights and programs to increase rank, drive traffic, and ultimately customer acquisition and engagement
  • Track, report, and analyze SEO performance on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate with global SEO counterparts at the entire family of eBay companies

Job Requirements    

  • 5+ years of work experience in Search Engine Optimization
  • Bachelors/Advanced degree (with evidence of strong performance)
  • Deep understanding of SEO and web technologies
  • Very strong orientation to details
  • Impeccable project management skills with an aptitude to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience leading, inspiring and influencing cross-functional teams
  • Must have impeccable writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with software engineers and IT professionals (and speak their language)
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems with innovative solutions
  • Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives
  • Fluent in multiple languages a plus (specifically Spanish, French, Portuguese)
  • Fun, energetic and collaborative personality
  • Active participant in the Blog community a plus


Bachelors Degree Required

Think you meet the qualifications? Apply at using requisition 42198BR.

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Head of Marketing – MicroPlace (a PayPal company) – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 18, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Jobs, Marketing, MicroPlace, PayPal, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |

Requisition: 42189BR

Fit the description? Apply at using requisition 42189BR

Primary Job Responsibilities

Senior Manager Marketing

MicroPlace’s mission is to inspire individuals to make a difference in the fight against poverty by making investments that help the poor access financial systems. Our ability to deliver on our mission is entirely driven by our ability to engage with the public, generate enthusiasm for what we do and persuade them to join us in making a difference in the world.

Your mission as Head of Marketing for MicroPlace is to drive the strategy to successfully build a loyal and enthusiastic base of customers whose investments reflect their passion for poverty alleviation. We want you to bring energy, passion, creativity and a strategic orientation to our marketing efforts. You will be responsible for:

  • Creating and driving our marketing strategy: Your first order of business will be to understand the MicroPlace product and value proposition and come up with a plan of attack on how best to market Microplace and acquire investors.
  • Leveraging the PayPal connection: MicroPlace has a unique opportunity to engage with millions of active PayPal users and have a conversation with them about making a difference in the world. You will be responsible for articulating a strategy on how to market MicroPlace to PayPal users and to drive the implementation of that strategy with the PayPal marketing organization. 
  • Engaging users to be evangelists: To be successful, MicroPlace needs to convert its users into evangelists. One of your primary responsibilities will be to figure out how to get new investors by getting our existing customers to market our product enthusiastically to their friends and family.
  • Retaining our user base: Our biggest business driver is to get existing users to reinvest when their investments mature and up sell them on investing more with us. You will be responsible for optimizing our existing re-investment strategy.
  • Creating communications and messaging: You will be the voice of MicroPlace and drive the communications and messaging strategy to our existing and potential investors on the website, our blog, newsletters, emails and our collateral.
  • Driving brand recognition: You will actively work with our product team to develop a user experience both product and service delivery that delivers on our brand promise and accretes positively to the PayPal brand
  • Building partnerships: MicroPlace also has an opportunity to work with partners and affiliates to drive user acquisition and investment dollars. You will be responsible for coordinating with our business development team on how best to work with partners to acquire investor
  • Managing PR: You will be responsible for working with our PR agency to integrate PR into our marketing efforts.

Job Requirements

  • At least  10 years of consumer marketing experience with at least three years as a web marketer
  • The intellectual horsepower to drive the strategy around bringing a new category of product to market
  • A strong understanding around developing product value proposition, positioning and branding
  • Conceptualized and implemented online marketing programs successfully
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication/story telling skills
  • An eye and aesthetic sense for compelling and original creative
  • Retail financial services marketing experience a plus 


 Bachelors degree required. Masters Degree or Equivalent preferred.

Fit the description? Apply at using requisition 42189BR

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Manager, Content 2 – Tech Writing – PayPal, San Jose, CA

Posted on August 18, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, PayPal, Technical Writer |

Meet the qualifications? Apply online at and use requisition code 40184BR

Primary Job Responsibilities

PayPal is seeking a technical writing manager with a strong background in managing technical writing teams, who has written a range of technical material, including writing for API developers. The technical writing manager is expected to manage a group of experienced technical writers and to become expert in PayPal developer and merchant products.


  • Manage a team of technical writers
  • Lead the team to create best in class technical documentation
  • Ensure DITA is implemented in all documents and that content can be delivered in a range of formats including web pages and pdfs
  • Generate enthusiasm and keep morale high in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Liaise with different departments, including engineering, product management and user experience, to ensure the technical writing role and purpose is understood and appreciated
  • Manage the technical writing workload – ensure that all new products are documented
  • Implement key metrics to measure the success of the documentation

Job Requirements

  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and editing skills
  • Experience managing technical writing projects for web delivery


Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

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Transaction Management Sr. Analyst – PayPal – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 16, 2010. Filed under: Analytics, California Jobs, PayPal, Quantitative, San Jose, San Jose Jobs |


The PayPal Global Core Payments group is responsible for defining and managing global payment solutions and partnerships that enable the movement of funds into and out of the PayPal system. Transaction Management Sr. Analyst, a critical and highly visible role of Global Core Payments, will manage transaction expenses logic and provide insights/analytics to optimize transaction expense.


• Manage transaction expense logic and process by working with various parties – markets, platform, data management, to design data architecture, ensure the relevant cost data captured correctly in Teradata, which is critical to manage transaction expense

• Develop statistical and financial models to analyze the business impact of new initiatives, changes to existing initiatives (e.g. contract re-negotiations), process improvements and fee changes

• Support initiatives to optimize transaction expense

• Provide analysis and recommendations on transaction costs to support the markets, compliance, strategy and GCP platform teams

• Maintain and enhance key business reports, and communicate the trends and opportunities

• Engage in end-to-end project management, including problem/project scoping, methodology/approach, fact/data gathering and manipulation, analysis and modeling, problem solving, and communication of insights and recommendations.

• Present business insights to multiple levels of management across business units and functional areas

• Develop strong working relationships with cross-functional groups across the organization


• 4-7 years of experience in analytics/quantitative role in banking, consulting or related industries

• Demonstrated excellence in quantitative analysis

• 2-7 years experience with SQL (preferably on Teradata), and a good understanding of relational databases(foreign keys, primary keys, normalization etc.)

• High level of proficiency in Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Miner

• Solid knowledge of UNIX environment and basic UNIX scripting

• High level of proficiency in Excel, Access and PowerPoint

• Strong problem-solving & multi-tasking skills

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

• Ability to ensure quality of analytics with the mindset of big business picture

• Working in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams, and be able to communicate technically intricate concepts/results in business terms

• Familiarity with payment is preferred

• BS in a quantitative field, MS preferred

Feel you meet the qualifications? Please forward your resume to khollenshead (at) paypal (dot) com.

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Manager – Transaction Expense & Loss – PayPal – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: Accounting, California Jobs, Finance, Jobs, PayPal, Risk |

To apply please visit:

Requisition 41830BR

Primary Job Responsibilities

Build, lead and manage an exceptionally high performing team. Design world class processes to:

  1. Proactively detect, monitor and interpret changes in the business that will impact transaction expense and loss;
  2. Ensure all transaction expense and loss related entries are accurately and efficiently recorded in the General Ledger (G/L) timely;
  3. Analyze, compile and read out monthly actual results in an a manner which provides assurance of integrity and meaningful  insights into the underlying drivers, and provides all necessary schedules and support for the preparation of the consolidated PayPal financial results package.
  • Work with the Risk Forecasting, Global Core Payments (GCP) and FP&A teams to ensure effective coordination and communication around forecasting and actual book results.
  • Serve as an independent, secondary check to the Risk Forecasting model selections; data, logic or process changes, “on top” adjustments and overall monthly results that serve as the basis for the transaction loss results. Ensure controls over the loss forecasting models and their respective processes are sound and consistently applied. Ensure change management and exception documentation policies and practices are effective and adhered to.
  • Work with GCP, BU’s and geographies to ensure new or changes to existing processors and/or services, fines, penalties, and other related activities get detected, vetted and concluded upon in a complete, timely and effective manner prior to needing to be recorded to the G/L.
  • Maintain quality, best practice reconciliations for all assigned accounts.
  • Manage the preparation of client audit schedules and work with the external auditors
  • Collaborate with the Global Financial Product (GFP), PD and BU teams on new product, processor, contract changes, currency launches and general market expansions that impact transaction expense and loss processes.


BA or higher degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA a plus


  • 10 or more years relevant work experience in accounting required, including experience in high volume, complex accounting processes. Transaction loss, credit card processing, or bank transfer processing experience (e.g. ACH) a strong plus.
  • 5 or more years of leadership and management experience with proven results for building and leading highly effective teams.
  • Experience with actuarial models and methods a strong plus
  • Experience with a large, global company. Public accounting experience a strong plus
  • Financial institution or payments industry experience a strong plus
  • Experience working with complex, multi-system environments including data extraction, interfaces, complex data marts and database reporting tools. Essbase, BW, MicroStrategy, a plus
  • Experience with top tier ERP systems required. Previous SAP experience a plus
  • System and process architecture, troubleshooting, reengineering and mapping
  • Project team level participation in new systems implementations a strong plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Interacting with external parties including auditors and other service providers

To apply please visit:

Requisition 41830BR

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Sr. Manager, Corporate Development – eBay – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: California Jobs, Corporate Development, eBay, Jobs |

To apply, please visit:

Primary Job Responsibilities 

eBay’s Corporate Development Team is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing the company’s strategic acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and divestitures. This responsibility is company-wide and global. Since 2004, eBay announced 25 acquisitions for total purchase consideration of approximately $9 billion. Of these transactions, 10 were in North America, 12 in Europe and three in Asia.

Reporting to eBay’s Vice President of Corporate Development, the Sr. Manager will play an important role in supporting the Corporate Development Team’s projects and activities. This will include:  

• Developing and implementing decision-making frameworks for evaluation of acquisition and investment opportunities.
• Identifying and evaluating (both independently and in collaboration with eBay’s Business Units) potential candidates for acquisition or investment.
• Conducting rigorous valuation analyses (using multiple methodologies) and business/integration case modeling in order to provide detailed guidance regarding potential acquisitions or investments.
• Coordinating due diligence reviews of potential candidates, and evaluating the due diligence results.
• Facilitating and managing acquisition and investment processes with cross-functional groups involving persons from our Business Units and our Corporate Strategy, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Site Operations, Product Management and Product Development teams.  

Job Requirements

• Candidates for the Sr. Manager position should have the following: A BA or BS undergraduate degree, and over 5 years of relevant work experience after graduation. Work experience at a top-tier investment bank, strategy consulting firm or venture capital firm is strongly preferred – MBA and/or experience in a corporation are a plus. The ideal candidate will have a track record of consistent high-level achievement.
• Essential attributes include superior skills in financial and other quantitative analysis, written and oral communication, and the use of Excel and PowerPoint, along with keen attention to detail. Also desirable to have specific experience in acquisition or investment activities, and familiarity with Internet / e-commerce companies.
• Must have a demonstrated ability to work well in a team and with people in other functions, to multi-task and to thrive in an unstructured environment.
• Strong preference for candidates with a high level of energy and enthusiasm, and excellent sense of adventure, fun and humor.
• Understanding of selling and buying on eBay, and use of PayPal is a plus.  

Education Bachelors Degree Required

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Sr. Software Developer – Bulldog Solutions – Austin, Texas

Posted on August 3, 2010. Filed under: Austin, Austin Texas Jobs, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Texas Jobs | Tags: , , , |

Think you meet the qualifications? Please forward your resume to talentsleuth (at) gmail (dot) com.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bulldog Solutions is a fun, fast-paced place to work. Their process and technology for effective BtoB demand generation have been embraced by some of the best business brands in the world. They’ve developed demand-generation campaigns and strategies for organizations in many different industries, including technology, finance, science, health care, telecom, insurance and publishing. Their methodology has been recognized by thought leaders including Frost & Sullivan, Forrester Research and MarketingSherpa.

Senior Software Developer

Bulldog Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Software Developer to join their Information Technology team. The Senior Developer will guide and direct project teams in the requirement gathering, design and development of complex applications/programs. Qualified candidates will possess an expertise in distributed application development, object modeling, XML and .Net Web Services. A true enjoyment of problem solving and the ability to confidently flow through rapid change are a must. This is a full-time, salaried position with no direct reports.


  • Lead software development by estimating, planning, designing, coding and implementing distributed Web software
  • Mentor junior developers by contributing and enforcing best practices
  • Ensure that all code retains logical stability, reliability, confidentiality and integrity
  • Manage source code versioning and release schedule
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems
  • Create and execute feature test cases and ensure feature testing effectively validates that systems meet the functional and non-functional requirements
  • Meet with decision makers, systems owners and end users to define business, financial and operations requirements and systems goals, and identify and resolve systems issues
  • Continually drive innovation of systems within Bulldog Solutions


  • Bachelor degree in computer science or information systems
  • 7+ years development experience in fast-paced technology company
  • 2+ years lead development experience
  • 5+ years ASP.Net, C#
  • 5+ SQL Server experience (2008 a plus) including: design, TSQL and performance tuning
  • Proven expert knowledge and development of the Web and Web 2.0 technologies including: Web Services, Ajax, RSS, CSS, XML/XSLT, JavaScript
  • Experience in working in environments where software applications are being built from scratch (concept to deployment)
  • Experience with integrating custom applications with existing applications and third-party software
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; capacity to manage multiple, conflicting priorities and tasks simultaneously, cross-functional teams and communicate with all levels of management
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of obtaining results without direct report authority

Desired Characteristics:

The successful candidate will have proven experience and be an expert in distributed application development, object modeling, XML, and .Net Web Services. The candidate must possess expertise in both written and interpersonal communication and be at ease with public speaking, relationship building, and collaboration in a cross-functional team comprised of diverse personalities, skill sets and levels of experience.


To be considered an applicant, you must meet its minimum qualifications as determined by Bulldog Solutions. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility of the jobholder. Certain features of this job are described in the above headings, but are not necessarily limited to the above written statements. They may be subject to review. All positions within Bulldog Solutions may include other duties as assigned.

This is a regular, full-time position in our offices in Austin, Texas.


 Please forward your resume to talentsleuth (at) gmail (dot) com.

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