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Principal Designer - Checkout



San Francisco, CA, USA · San José Province, San José, Costa Rica · United States
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024
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 Principal Designer within the Global Design team, you will work alongside your cross-functional peer group to influence strategic design decisions and ultimately deliver stellar end-to-end experiences across platforms and form factors. You will be a member of our diverse Global Design team where we use our design and research skills to inspire and influence across the company. We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds inside our team lead to innovation and inclusion in our product design. We advocate for meaningful and engaging experiences for our diverse global customers. We support each other, learn from challenges, and have fun along the way.

Job Description:
Job Title: Principal Designer - Checkout

Meet the Team:

You will report to the Sr. Director of Checkout Design and be a member of our diverse Global Design Organization where we believe that different perspectives and backgrounds inside our team lead to innovation and inclusion in our product design. Our UX community believes in investing in personal and professional growth so that everyone has an opportunity to learn, stretch and to elevate each other. If you want to work alongside motivated, talented people all focused on positive impact around the world, please apply.

Your Way to Impact:

As a Principal Designer within the Global Consumer Experience Design team, you will work alongside your cross-functional peer group to influence strategic design decisions and ultimately deliver the best possible app and web experiences.

Expect an immersive, fast-paced environment, influencing multiple projects, while flexing your skills as an effective communicator - especially when it comes to relaying creative concepts to our design teams and company stakeholders.

Be prepared to inspire a Design Community. Be engaged. Be informed. Lead by example. Elevate impact and craft. You must have mature Design and Storytelling skills.

Your Day to Day:

  • Influence within the Purchase (B2C) portion of the customer journey.
  • Support and inspire creative vision and the standard of output across our team.
  • Apply a customer-focused, iterative design process.
  • Make design decisions based on research and insights, as well as advocate for continuous learning and inclusive design best practices.
  • Collaborate with other cross-functional Design team members (Research, Content Design, UX Operations, Branding) and Product and Engineering stakeholders.
  • Ask smart questions, take risks, and champion new ideas.

What You Need to Bring:

  • A successful candidate will have at least 8+ years of experience in a senior UX role
  • A portfolio and use cases to share and speak to your design process is required
  • Proven experience in influencing and inspiring highly talented and productive teams
  • Have a thorough command of the UX lifecycle with deep, direct experience in all skill areas and tools, including facilitation of workshops or other collaboration techniques to drive momentum and credibility within the organization
  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in a visual or experiential design discipline is preferred but not required
  • It’s recommended you include your portfolio (and password if applicable) directly on your resume – the team will be assessing your level of craft and storytelling

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 $120300 to $287100

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:

To learn more about our culture and community visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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REQ ID R0108998