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Crypto Security Software Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/24/2021

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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.

Do you enjoy building large scale applications that are integral to the success of the company? Are you passionate about driving innovation and delivering quality products that delight customers? As a Software Engineer in the Enterprise Cyber Security (ECS) team, you will design, develop, deliver and maintain innovative core products and services that enable PayPal to serve its customers with revolutionary security. This role will give you the opportunity to develop your skills, collaborate across teams, mentor your peers, and continue to learn in a fun, reciprocal, iterative, and rapidly changing environment. The Team The ECS Cryto Product Development team is responsible for the design, implementation and resiliency of the next generation key management product features to secure sensitive data.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Writing high quality code, on time that meets customer’s expectations and is quickly understood and easily supported and maintained by others. 

  • Independently research and design integration solutions by documenting individual modules and/or components to explain their function, responsibility, and execution per business requirements. 

  • Building products, tools and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems 

  • Decomposes business requirements and translates them into detailed design specifications and code. 

  • Implement automated test cases to support code and project requirements for use with our Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline. 

  • Become fiercely Agile, using Scrum to deliver features to production. 

  • Applying your technical expertise to guide the team in making intelligent and pragmatic design decisions 

  • Nurture highly effective relationships with internal business partners such as product management, technical teams, systems operations, and service and support. 

  • Help identify and develop ways to improve our team's efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes. 

  • Supports production issues, includes independently completing root-cause analysis and diagnosis. 



  • 4 years minimum experience programming with Java, NodeJS and Python 

  • 2+ years of experience building and delivering production quality, scalable, secure, software systems 

  • 1+ years of experience in Agile practices 

  • Knowledge of Applied Cryptography (Symmetric/Asymmetric Keys algos, Certificates, TLS etc.) 

  • Working knowledge of Linux, Git, Docker, JUnit, Maven 

  • Experience building and deploying applications using continuous integration pipelines and automated deployment tools such as Jenkins 

  • Experience with data structures, algorithms, software design and RESTful APIs 

  • Authority in writing Unit Test cases, Functional test cases and meeting Non-Functional requirements like application security, availability and performance 

  • Strong debugging skills 

  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to sophisticated problems 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively connect with both business and technical teams 


Nice to Have: 

  • Experience developing in GCP or AWS 

  • Experience in information and/or software security 

  • Experience with C++ 

  • Experience with OpenSSL libraries 

  • Interest in cryptography techniques and algorithms 

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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