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Braintree Security Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

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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.

The Braintree Information Security team’s mission is to support Braintree and our merchants with security tools, systems, and feedback by applying engineering principles to Information Security. The Information Security team is responsible for making sure all of our products are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. Braintree is hiring a Security Engineer that will work with the team to ensure our services are secured to the highest standard. The ideal candidate will share our passion for engineering solutions to complex security problems while minimizing friction. As a security engineer, there are multiple types of roles and teams that you can have an impact on. Here are some of the things you might do: • Design, build and maintain security features across the Braintree platform. • Lead large technical projects with impact across many engineering teams. • Perform security assessments, working closely with development teams to identify security issues in their code while finding solutions to provide required functionality. • Work on sensitive security and fintech-related issues, including securing financial transactions and personal information • Build cloud tooling to automatically monitor and enforce AWS security best practices • Lead, coach and mentor security engineers. • Champion security across engineering.


  • A BS (or higher, e.g., MS, or PhD) in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • 5+ years security engineering experience
  • Strong knowledge of AWS services and security controls
  • Software development experience with interpreted or compiled programming languages
  • Sincere interest in Security
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • You are a team player who is considerate of others
  • Strong understanding of common backend, web application and/or mobile security issues

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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