Arch in Dev - DevOps, Enablement Pods in London at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 286 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Business Title: Architect in Development - DevOps, Enablement Pods Hiring Manager: Varun Kumar, Director, Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement

Business Context:

Today, PayPal is operating in a more dynamic market, with more capable competitors than ever before. To meet our ambitions for democratizing access to the digital economy and financial services, we need to play our very best game. That’s why PayPal is transforming its business to be more customer centric and global in mindset to solve customer problems. Alongside Sales and Product functions, the Marketing function will be central to this transformation. Its ambition is to create and embed a bold new operating model that will position PayPal to compete and win in the market. It will empower marketers on the frontline and our Marketing function more broadly with the knowledge, skills, platforms and capabilities to do exceptional work.

The Team – Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement:

Historically, all Regions (NA, EMEA, APAC) have run separate Marketing functions and have had different operational set ups. As part of the Global Marketing transformation program, all regional teams have been consolidated in to one and the new Global Marketing Operations Transformation & Enablement team has been established. The Global Marketing Ops Transformation & Enablement team are tasked with designing and driving this bold new operating model, establishing a blueprint for the future where people, process and technology come together as one. Creating new ways of working that elevate our ability to deliver our marketing plans and innovate continuously. The team are very well regarded, highly skilled and innovative with over 220 full time and agency support staff building our organization structure, process and technology for change. For you to succeed on this team it is important for you to be comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy, to continuously learn and have a curious mindset, to understand and help drive a DevOps Culture, to be proactive, collaborative and to have a sense of humour (optional).

Location: San Jose, London, Bangalore

Travel: Main destinations will include San Jose (Global HQ) & Global Hubs: New York, London, Singapore.

Job Description, T-Profile:

Depth Type: Deep

  • DevOps Tool set in React/Jest and Java/Spring ecosystem
  • Scripting (Ansible, Bash, Powershell etc)
  • Azure Devops and Google Cloud Platform

Breadth Type: Narrow

  • Technology Architecture and Development
  • Digital Marketing domain
  • Good knowledge of Architecture patters for Security, Data and Applications.

What will your week look like?

Every code check-in which does not gets deployed is a problem for you. You are developing DevOps and automation capability for continuous delivery for not only features in Marketing Technology but also for Marketing campaigns. Your efforts are speeding up the delivery of features and campaigns across Teams. Release and Deployment process is leading to speed, stability and reduction in burnouts. Your guidance and hands on approach is keeping the DevOps tool chain delivering round the clock.   

Skills to be used: Deep knowledge of the Application Lifecycle management tools in the PYPL ecosystem, DevOps mindset, and DevOps engineering

What will your quarter look like?

You are designing Version control Architecture, Testing Architecture, Deployment, and Release Architecture within the constraints of the PYPL ecosystem and in partnership with core engineering platform teams. You are partnering across PYPL service teams where they need support to make the DevOps architecture for delivering of Marketing campaigns a reality. Your hands-on ability to support Development and architecture decisions is loved by the teams. You understand today’s organizational performance and transformation are directly proportional to delivering software quickly, reliably and safely. And with this understanding you are embedding DevOps culture enabled by right toolset and architecture in all what we do.

Skills to be used: Architecture patterns for DevOps Value, DevOps topologies and best practices.

What will your year look like?

You are an ambassador for Developer Experience. While serving developers to build time DevOps, you are also serving marketing channel teams for run time DevOps. Your efforts in setup, maintenance, and adoption of development, testing, deployment and releasing pipelines are making a real difference to MTTR and TTM metric. Starting new features or campaigns is speeding up more and more and cross-cutting concerns are built into the deployment and release pipelines. Maximum uptime, Security and Time to Market are all balanced through DevOps. You have aligned with wider core engineering teams on cloud strategy and use cases for cloud are being delivered more and more. You are aligned and aware of the enterprise wide vision.

Skills to be used: Marketing Domain and PYPL Enterprise Architecture understanding. Up to date knowledge of emerging DevOps tools and patterns. Collaboration and team management.

Education & Experience required:

  • Technology degree Education and Technology certifications.
  • Multiple year, DevOps architecture project experience in Agile environments, working in Product and Platform thinking teams.
  • Essential experience in managing multiple small/medium workstreams in parallel. 
  • Digital marketing experiences a big plus

Key Stakeholders & Relationships:

  • Core Technology Engineering teams in Product and Engineering orgs
  • Global Go To Market & Global Marketing, Growth, Channel Planners,, Creative Lab
  • Offshore Dev Teams, Campaign Delivery Experts, Process Design Devs, Enablement Pods
  • Agencies & Partners: Multiple

PayPal Behaviours:

  • Deliver Stand out Results – develops decisive strategies that deliver tangible results
  • Execute Well – focuses the business area on strategic priorities; operates clear, simple systems
  • Compete to Win – identifies consumer and competitor focussed business opportunities
  • Innovate – leads effectively in a dynamic, fast-changing environment; challenges convention
  • Enable and Grow Talent – builds capability and a succession pipeline
  • Lead Completely – contributes to the business leadership agenda; sets business area vision
  • Navigate the Matrix – organisational awareness, engages widely with peers and seniors across PayPal

What we offer?

  • Be a part of a dynamic company helping shape the commece landscape
  • Concrete experience with strategic thinking and on-the-ground drive and execution
  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations
  • A supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn


From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. We are passionate and proud of our company. It is this vigor and attitude that helps us execute well, every day. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then we invite you to learn more, explore opportunities, and discover a place for you.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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