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Database Engineer 3 in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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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 325 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 Data Platform Engineering Team at PayPal is looking for a highly talented, self-driven and proven database engineer to help design, build and support our MySQL datastores across Production and QA environment. This will require building new databases, deploying schema changes to Live/QA systems with zero or minimal disruptions of service, implementing security policies, and strive for continuous improvements through automation and creativity. Ideal candidate will have opportunities to work with cutting edge technologies in MySQL and other RDBMS and NoSQL technologies(Oracle, Cassandra, MongoDB, Couchbase, & Aerospike), HA solutions using ProxySQL and Orchestrator for both cloud and on-prem solutions in a highly scalable and dynamic environment.


  • 5+ years of experience in MySQL Database Administration building and managing highly scalable, highly available, and performant systems.
  • Strong real-world experience on managing MySQL databases at scale
  • Proficient with scripting and automation preferably using Python, Shell scripts and Ansible
  • Knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices for various MySQL flavors (MySQL, MariaDB, Galera, XtraDB etc.)
  • Expert in SQL programming and SQL performance tuning
  • Strong knowledge in Innodb and MyISAM engines
  • Good to have experience in other database technologies (Oracle, Cassandra, MongoDB or Couchbase)
  • Preferred experience in any of the Cloud solutions

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