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Cryptographic Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/4/2021

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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.

PayPal is seeking a talented, innovative, and passionate engineer to join the Cryptography Engineering and Delivery team. As a cryptographic engineer you will help design, build and maintain the next generation of PKI and certificate life cycle management services. You will specialize in building highly scalable and durable environments to support PayPal global growth. You will contribute to the design, deployment and operational support of these services. You will collaborate with extremely talented peers to support our customers’ business and technical requirements for X.509 certificates and own the delivery and execution of service excellence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design, implementation, testing, deployment and operational support of highly scalable and performant cryptographic and PKI services
  • Develop automation capabilities to enhance validation and operationalization of cryptographic and PKI services 
  • Rapid prototype and experiment with new technologies and capabilities to deliver next-generation services
  • Develop and own service excellence to deliver a certificate lifecycle management service for the global customers
  • Implement robust capabilities to discover, identify and predict issues & failures related to certificates usage
  • Be the subject matter expert and provide guidance to team members and key stakeholders on PKI processes, key management and standards
  • Be a technical leader and provide oversight for small teams working on PKI projects and solutions

Required Skills:

  • 9-12 years of Cybersecurity related experience
  • 5-7 years of DevOps experience with strong inclination to build self-service capabilities and automation
  • Demonstrated experience with modern coding languages
  • Working knowledge of developer tools and integration methods
  • 3-5 years of cryptographic security engineering experience in the following areas
    • Understanding of Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure 
    • Knowledge of asymmetric and symmetric cryptography 
    • Basic understanding of the X.509 certificate structure
    • Hands on experience with Certificate Lifecycle Management solutions
    • Experience with common troubleshooting techniques and methods
    • Knowledge of cryptographic protocols and ciphers
    • Knowledge of secure key storage facilities and techniques
  • Strong contributor capable of working individually and as part of small teams
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to assess underlying requirement and work collaboratively with cross domain teams to develop technical solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines

Desired Skills:

  • Experience deploying tools and services in cloud native environments
  • Experience using and/or deploying full certificate lifecycle management tools
  • Experience with Standard PKI interfaces such as SCEP and EST
  • Experience with Standard DevOps tools and services
  • Experience with Container environments and integrations
  • Experience using industry standard monitoring logging tools such as syslog, Splunk, SNMP, LogicMonotor
  • Familiarity with hardware security modules (HSMs) such as Thales, Futurex, Fortanix

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