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Database Administrator in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/15/2021

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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.

Seeking database administrator candidate for PayPal's CTO business technology team that looks to optimize internal infrastructure and processes.

Position Overview

PayPal is the world’s leader in online payments processing. The company helps buyers and sellers around the world make and receive payments. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, CA with multiple offices within the United States and around the world.

We have instituted the Technology Efficiency program as one of key strategic programs for the Business Technology Office under the CTO. The program measures impact, cost, and operational efficiencies of our physical technology infrastructure, thousands of applications used to run PayPal, and the processes that govern IT. The team managing this program performs detailed analytics using data from multiple data sources / monitoring tools to identify inefficiencies and work within the organization to communicate / remediate them.

The efficiency program is a key priority for 2021 and the team is rapidly growing its area of responsibilities . We are seeking motivated applicants for a Database Administrator position to manage the data-mart used to perform the efficiency analytics and help the team scale to become an enterprise-wide product.

Core Duties

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the efficiency database to ensure availability and performance
  • Perform weekly data load activities including monitoring automated jobs, troubleshooting errors, and coordinating with team members for any manual data gathering
  • Performs root cause analysis for any db query or data load issues. Resolves problems and recommends solutions
  • Ensure proper data archives and backups are taken on a regular basis and are accessible should they be needed
  • Evaluate large and complex queries / stored procedures and recommend changes to optimize performance
  • Ensure DB server is patched and manage upgrades of database every 1-2 years as dictated by enterprise policy
  • Assist other team members with query development as needed
  • Maintain data dictionary and technical documentation for DB schema


Core Behavioral Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write clear and concise communications
  • Ability to work effectively in a global team environment

Role Specific Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to translate complex problems into simpler terms
  • Ability to work independently

Prerequisite Knowledge & Proficiencies

Must Have

  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 & 2019 Database Development (T-SQL), Data Analysis and Support.
  • Thorough understanding of RDBMS concepts and ability to write complex SQL queries, Stored procedures, Functions & triggers
  • Proficiency with python scripting language
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel & Visio knowledge needed
  • Experience writing and maintaining technical documentation

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity
  • Experience managing database upgrades / data migrations
  • Design and implementation of ETLs from various source systems
  • Experience optimizing queries

Experience & Education

  • 2+ years of working experience as a Database Administrator
  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent

Examples of Specific Job Tasks/Accountabilities

  • Monitor jobs used to load analytics data weekly into the DB and manually load data sets not yet automated
  • Track errors with data loads or ETLs and remediate them. Ensure data is refreshed within 1-2 days each week so that the dashboard with updated data can be reviewed with the team
  • Create, update, maintain documentation on DB schema and data dictionary for fields
  • Build / optimize queries needed by team as needed
  • Track data quality / integrity issues with the db and report them

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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