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Backend Developer • Risk Engineering in Stockholm - Regeringsgatan at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/6/2021

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Job Description

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. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

In 2018, Zettle joined forces with PayPal to go further in its mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. By offering them easy tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we are empowering merchants from all over the world to reach their full potential. Our journey in putting an end to ordinary is just starting. Together, we’re extraordinary. Together, we’re made for more and the best is yet to come. Are you in?

As our quest to democratise financial services continues at blazing speed, our Risk Engineering Team is looking for a passionate Backend Developer with a Full Stack mindset. 

In this role, you will join a group of passionate Developers working on enabling growth of new and existing sellers by providing them with an easy, secure, and compliant way to be identified and verified to use Zettle by PayPal products. 

A glimpse of what you would get here

Part of the Seller Lifecycle Alliance, our core mission consists in ensuring that Zettle’s sellers are verified from their onboarding and continuously during their time with us. All to help small businesses get easy access to our products, whilst making sure the bad ones are not let in.

Together with a self-reliant group of people, you'll work with a wide range of technologies to solve meaningful and impactful challenges. Here we do it all, from seeking and understanding requirements, to coding, testing, setting up the infrastructure, managing databases and monitoring systems in production. 

Joining us is an opportunity to take a deep dive into the world of Fintech by collaborating with various people across the organization who know the nitty gritty details of risk management, compliance, and user needs. Everything required to build market specific user flows for onboarding new sellers and making sure existing ones can provide us with the info we need to stay in business. 

The skills to exceed 

We work in Agile and everyone in our team is a Developer, Tester, DevOps, and DBA. In other words, apart from developing, we set up and maintain our own infrastructure (AWS) while managing our databases and taking care of the testing. 

With this in mind, nothing is exhaustive but we think that the following would greatly help in this role:

  • Skilled in Java 8+ using application frameworks such as Dropwizard or Spring Boot.

  • Proficient at test automation, unit tests as well as integration tests.

  • Know how to setup, manage, and use relational databases such as PostgreSQL.

  • At ease with infrastructure as code, preferably using Terraform.

  • Experienced in deploying containers to a Cloud environment.

  • Comfortable with source code version controlled in Git.

The key traits to exceed 

In an ideal world, we see you as:

  • A great communicator with your peers within the team as well as with various internal and external stakeholders / partners.

  • A team player who likes to pair and mob program and believes in developing great solutions by working closely together.

  • A person on the hunt for gaining new domain knowledge and understanding challenges prior they are refined to concrete tasks.

  • A groundbreaker with the drive to contribute in improving our way of working and tech stack by trying out new technologies. 

Lastly, we all believe that having a life outside of work is a must have. While we love developing amazing stuff, we also love hanging out with our families, rowing, gardening, flying drones, playing arcade games etc. It's a key factor of our success and we make it possible by always supporting each other.


Earn extra points if you... 

  • Have experience in working with no-SQL databases such as Amazon DynamoDB.

  • Enjoy Test Driven Development (TDD).

  • Know how to develop frontends using React.

Does this sound like you?  

If yes, we’d love to hear from you and take things further! Go on, hit apply and let's talk


We are all for equality for all  

Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewelry makers. You name them - at Zettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong. Are you with us?

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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.

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



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