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Config/Release Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/9/2021

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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 392 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.

The Developer Platforms & Experiences team is looking for a Release Engineer who is willing to join a fast-paced and dynamic release engineering team in a applications release & support role. The team is constantly solving new and challenging problems in order to deliver our products seamlessly to our customers. We are looking for a creative, energetic Engineer who is passionate about driving innovation in release engineering & its associated support roles. The position involves facilitating, managing, and supporting developers and the releases for PayPal, as well as making sure that changes are deployed efficiently, with minimal friction to the developer and having no impact on the site.

A successful candidate must be self-motivated, with strong technical & troubleshooting knowledge of Linux operating system along with Apache, Network, Virtualization, Docker containers. A proven ability to trouble shoot platform as well applications with given inputs and ability to quickly resolve issues and work on a long-term fix.  Ability to communicate with multiple teams to triage and trouble shoot issues and to communicate status and progress. 


As part of release team ensure releases done as per plan, progress is communicated to all stakeholders. Work to resolve technical issues and escalations at infrastructure and application level . Provide scheduled on call services for emergency changes. Participate the site incidents trouble shooting triage efforts  Work directly with developers to fix the technical issues they are facing, engage relevant teams and take issues to a logical conclusion. Improve existing process and automate using new tools and scripts Work on different projects, provide status updates and meet the stakeholder expectations. Define and improve existing releases, deployment processes and drive discussions within the team. Manage releases and deployments in the distributed Environment across multiple stacks and ensure compliance with PayPal policies. Work collaboratively and efficiently with all internal and external partners and stakeholders across multiple time zones to ensure timely delivery

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years of total experience with a bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Solid knowledge of Linux operating system, Ubuntu, RHEL, OEL7   is required. 
  • Application support and debugging experience in a dynamic fast-paced production environment.
  • Network basics and Trouble shooting skills
  • Load balancers / Traffic manager knowledge 
  • Virtualization, Containerization Knowledge 
  • Good understanding of Production deployment, Distributed Env required.
  • Sound knowledge in one or more programming languages like shell, python.
  • Knowledge of GIT, Jira, Jenkins preferred.
  • 4+ years in production support role in a fast-paced industry/organization.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across global teams
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities to deliver projects on schedule
  • Strong problem solving and operational process skills and attention to detail.

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