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Cloud Platform Software Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/3/2021

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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 375 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.

We are creating a world where 'payments' is synonymous with PayPal. The PayPal Platform is a suite of web services, which are used by internal and external developers to enable payments anytime, anywhere and anyway. The Platform processes billions of requests each month, and enables PayPal and its partners to rapidly innovate on new payment scenarios and enable new experiences. Therefore, the evolution of the Platform is integral to PayPal’s long-term strategy. We are looking for a Strong engineer with distributed systems background focused at building a hybrid cloud platform for PayPal.


  • You will implement next generation cloud platforms in a hybrid cloud setting to support PayPal business teams to scale their applications that serve millions of customers worldwide and process billions of dollars in payments.
  • You will drive solutions and implementation leveraging different open source distributed systems, drive its adoption and deliver a complete product.
  • You will build creative, brand new solutions from scratch and operate the platform. This platform is built on best of breed technologies and will be open sourced.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in building massively scalable high performance services.
  • Experience with network technologies – network protocols  
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify Performance bottlenecks.
  • Contribution in open source projects a plus.
  • Experience in building highly available platforms running in production handling no downtime rollouts.

Requirements :

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field
  • 3 years experience in Go/C++/Python (required)
  • Programming experience in Go is a plus
  • Deep understanding and working knowledge in network technologies and protocols – BPF, eBPF is a plus (required)
  • Deep understanding of container network products like calico, cilium, weave
  • Experience in container networking (docker or kubnernetes networking) (required)
  • Strong docker or container Run Time fundamentals  
  • Understanding and working knowledge on any one of these systems:    Zookeeper/etcd/consul
  • Working knowledge on any one of these cluster managers: Mesos/kubernetes/docker swarm is a plus
  • Strong understanding of fundamental distributed system principles.
  • Open source contributions, active participation is a plus.

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.

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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