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Director, Data Engineering 1 in Chennai - Old Mahabalipuram Rd at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/14/2021

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal Global Finance and Analytical Data Service (FADS) team in Common Platforms has embarked on an exciting transformation cloud journey that is driven by an energetic team of high performers. This is a great opportunity to join and lead the Data Engineering Technology team where we partner with the Finance business team to drive strategic vision across a broad set of products. 

The Finance data application landscape needs to be highly reliable, scalable, and resilient supporting ever changing needs of PayPal. We are looking for an engineering leader who can lead the cloud transformation and manage a team of nearly a hundred engineers in India.       

This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product road map. If you have the technical hands-on expertise, engineering mindset and desire to deliver innovative solutions for finance business then come and join the Finance Data Engineering team. 


In this challenging position you will be responsible for engineering excellence and execution effectiveness, leading a team of developing and implementing cloud technology solutions in support of the PayPal Finance organization with Enterprise Capabilities. 

Key objectives for the role include leading and building engineering solutions and capabilities for Finance cloud strategic vision. 


Data Engineering Director leads engineering teams, mentoring and delivery of products, cultivating continual improvement in processes, service quality, and strategic planning. improvement in processes and service quality while cultivating an environment of continuous improvement.  


Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Technical ownership for several applications and platforms within the Finance Data Engineering organization in support of Finance Organization and Enterprise products. 

  • Scope of technology platform primarily includes Google Cloud Platform services, Big Data - Hadoop, Spark, API based near real time data access. 

  • Driving engineering solutions to enhance existing capabilities, add new features, lead initiatives focused on modernization & transformation of platform, drive operational efficiency of platform to support transformation initiatives for Finance Month Close and cloud readiness roadmap. 

  • Development and support of several critical applications, service integrations, and capabilities supporting the portfolio. 

  • Partnering with technical leaders across a broader PayPal Technology ecosystem to design platform architecture and drive continuous improvements of new frameworks/patterns. 

  • Cultivating an environment of engineering culture. 

  • Identifying and implementing strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce and engineering talent. 

  • Leading data engineering teams and acting as an escalation point to remove impediments. 

  • Engaging in solution design and ensuring alignment of strategy, architecture, tools/methods with software engineers and architects to execute product roadmaps. 

  • Manage relationships with product owners, technology colleagues and other business stakeholders globally. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or related field required; advanced degree preferred. 

  • Hands-on engineering experience of leading enterprise solutions in the Finance domain leveraging Big Data - Hadoop, Cloud is a must. 

  • Experience of leading transformation including Cloud adoption journey of Big Data. 

  • 12+ years of large-scale hands-on Engineering experience with tools, Agile delivery methods in a complex environment and experience in developing solutions leveraging Open Source, API, Hadoop, Cloud. 

  • Proven experience of attracting, hiring, retaining, and leading top engineering talent and building high performing teams in a highly competitive market. 

  • Deep understanding of the product / technology Platform’s underlying technology stack and its core components. Exposure to distributed systems: Bigdata and Cloud is a must. 

  • Strong systems integration architecture skills and a high degree of hands-on technical expertise with a proven track record of turning new technologies into business solutions. 

  • Experience managing in a fast paced, complex, and dynamic global environment 

  • Outstanding influential and collaboration skills; ability to partner with multiple stakeholders, create transformation roadmap and drive change, drive consensus and tangible outcomes, demonstrated by breaking down silos and fostering a culture of collaboration. 


For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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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