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Backend Engineer, Core Architecture in Remote California at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring! We are seeking seasoned Software Engineers to join our Los Angeles team to help us build and deliver excellent, user-first products via rapid iterations and peer review. We’re looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join Honey’s Core Architecture team. This is a primarily backend, platforms and systems role. You will be responsible for the evolution of multiple Honey fundamental engineering services and platforms. You will be sought as an expert of frameworks, advocate for best practices and cross-team influencer. You will be expected to partner with cross- functioning as well as specialized teams like SRE and Security in delivering robust, scalable, secure and resilient solutions.

What You’ll Do:

• Design, build and operate Honey’s APIs with a focus on performance and reliability • Participate in new feature development for Honey’s engineers to interact with our backend data architecture
• Evaluate storage technologies and methodologies with an eye toward scalability and performance
• Architect, design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with other software
engineers. • Leverage your peers as multipliers for your skills to create excellent products and services for Honey’s millions of users
• Help to design, implement, and maintain platform level solutions used by other engineering teams and the larger Honey organization
• Work closely with SRE and Cyber Security teams to prevent and mitigate attacks; plan and implement large scale events

About You:

If you’re on the fence about whether you meet all of the requirements for this role, please apply!

• You write idiomatic JavaScript/Node.js; Golang, Java, Python, Scala, or Ruby is helpful.
• You use a modern version-control system for your source code repository (Git, Mercurial, GitHub, BitBucket)
• You lint all your code or know you should
• You know what parts of your code require tests and you write those tests
• You use strong, objective judgement in leveraging the right frameworks and technologies
• You are versed in cloud computing systems (GCP, AWS, etc.) and SAAS concepts
• You build modern, resilient and operationally sane backend systems exemplifying industry
standards (HTTP REST, GraphQL, Steam processing, Big Data)
• You leverage continuous integration systems to their full extend (CircleCI, Bamboo, Jenkins, TravisCI)
• You plan for, built, evolve and scrutinize monitoring and alerting for your production systems
• You are willing and able to deploy, troubleshoot, and maintain your systems in production and staging environments
• You’ve architected with both SQL and NoSQL data stores; we use Big Table/HBase, Spark, Dataflow, Spanner, BigQuery, and Elasticsearch

Nice to Haves:

• Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, CircleCI, Git, Golang, Java
• Experience with GraphQL, GraphQL Federation, REST APIs and supporting network protocols
• Experience with a distributed SQL platform like CockroachDB or Google Spanner
• Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, or other “Big Data” systems

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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