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Web Developer Standards Evangelist At Paypal San Jose Ca

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Kimberly Blessing

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The Web Development Platform team at PayPal seeks a senior-level Web developer to work across multiple projects and teams to drive the adoption of Web standards. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working as a senior developer on a high-profile site with a cross-functional team under tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will also be well-versed in Web standards (HTML/XHTML, XML, XSL, CSS, JavaScript/DOM scripting, accessibility) and protocols, coding for multiple browsers/platforms, and current JavaScript frameworks.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Standards evangelism: Requires extensive knowledge of Web standards, a passion for advocating their correct usage, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and a high comfort level speaking to large crowds.
  • Code analysis: Candidate should have experience with reviewing others’ code, delivering constructive criticism, assisting developers with making changes/fixes.
  • Prototype coding: Based on user interface and visual design specifications, rapidly create necessary HTML, CSS, and DOM scripts to produce working model.
  • Documentation and training: Create and deliver training materials to groups of developers.

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in Web development, including hand-coding of semantic HTML/XHTML, CSS-driven layouts.
  • 3+ years experience of DOM scripting, including DHTML, Ajax, and JavaScript frameworks.
  • 3+ years experience with XML/XSL or a content management system with template scripting capabilities.
  • Expertise with cross-browser, cross-platform development practices.
  • Experience developing accessible Web sites that conform to WCAG 1.0.
  • Solid understanding of Web protocols.
  • Knowledge of software design principles, OO concepts, and/or C++ or Java programming.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Experience in internationalization/localization a plus.

Education: Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

This position is located in San Jose, California.

Interested parties should apply online at under Req #13672BR. Please provide at least 3 web site URLs that showcase your work.

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