About me


My name is Braden Ericson and I am a Software Engineer at PayPal building new and exciting marketing solutions. Within 6 months of working at PayPal I was recognized as their Top Innovator, and now currently I am recognized as PayPal's Top Inventor with 23 patents filed this year.

What I Do

I am currently working my second year as a Software Engineer at PayPal where I regularly utilize technologies like React, NodeJS, and Python. With these resources, I have contributed to web apps seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals a day, and built experiences from the ground up under our new Marketing Solutions team. I love having the opportunity to brainstorm patent ideas, and actually take some of these ideas into production.

In addition to my work at PayPal, I founded a company called Sparrow Marketing. At Sparrow Marketing, I use data mining and bot technology to help customers get more value from their social media data.


I'm originally from Minnesota where I was born and raised. I went to the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota where I studied both Computer Science and Business Management. I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad while I was at St. Thomas - my junior year I took a January-term class on Aids and Apartied in South Africa, and then my senior year I took a full semester of business classes in London.


When I'm not in front of a computer screen, I love to travel, watch Game of Thrones, bike and play racquetball.