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Engineering Manager, AppSec Prod Dev in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/7/2021

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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 is looking for an Engineering Manager with Application Security knowledge to manage a selected group of software engineers who ensure the security of PayPal’s data by building highly scalable products for attack mitigation at the application defense layer. As an Engineering Manager (EM), you will drive the day-to-day execution of technical and design decisions. EM will own engineering deliverables inclusive of solving dependencies such as architecture, solutions, sequencing, and working with other engineering delivery teams. We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager who has Application Security knowledge and experience to join PayPal's Application Security team in our Austin office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a high performing team of Software Engineers in Application Security team part of Enterprise Cyber Security organization.
  • Write and coach team to write 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 components to explain their function, responsibility, and execution per business requirements.
  • Building products, tools and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems
  • Implement automated test cases to support code and project requirements for use with our Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline.
  • Provide guidance to the team on Application Security, Secure Product Lifecycle and Non-Functional requirements
  • Provide technical coaching and lead direct reports and other members of adjacent support teams to the highest level of performance.
  • Evaluate performance of direct reports and offer career development guidance.
  • Handle escalations from internal stakeholders and manage critical issues to resolution.
  • Collaborate with Security Architects, Product Manager, Program Manager and other teams to deliver high quality product.
  • Manage technical projects and initiatives.
  • Assist with executive communication to senior leadership teams on status of Application Security programs.
  • Build relationships with Infrastructure teams and Software Development teams.
  • Identify recurring system and application issues and enable engineers to work with release teams, infra teams, product development, vendors and other stakeholders in investigating and resolving cause.

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years of managing Software Development teams, preferably in Application Security.
  • 4+ years of Agile Software development practices
  • 12+ years of Software Development experience.
  • Experience in evaluating team member performance and offering career development guidance.
  • Experience in providing technical coaching to direct reports.
  • Experience in designing highly scalable products. Ability to effectively prioritize competing priorities and execute multiple high impact projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in collaborating with global stakeholder teams.
  • Knowledge and Experience with one or more AppSec tools such as SAST, DAST, or IAST.
  • Knowledge of OWASP top-10 and a deep understanding of web application and mobile app vulnerabilities.
  • Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in facilitating technical conversations between engineering and operations teams.
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex multi-tier applications.
  • Experience in Core Java concepts, JavaScript, Python, Node JS.
  • Experience with database concepts (SQL or NO SQL).
  • Experience in working on highly available production systems.
  • Knowledge in software release process and release pipeline.

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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