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Infrastructure Engineer in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/11/2022

Job Snapshot

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.

As an Infrastructure Engineer on the Braintree Platform team, you will be responsible for building the next generation platform for our payments in the cloud. You will building & maintaining large production grade distributed systems while working with our customers to resolve their day-to-day problems.   

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer on the Braintree Platform team, you will be responsible for building the next generation platform for our payments in the cloud. You will be making key technology decisions, building & maintaining large production grade distributed systems, working with our customers to resolve their day-to-day problems, and helping mentor engineers.   

What You'll Do

  • Improve large-scale distributed systems, grow the scale of our platform, reduce complexity and burn down technical debt 
  • Develop solutions for customer needs with an eye towards self-service products backed by efficient operations 
  • Build key components of our platform via pair programming with other engineers 
  • Collaborate with leadership, peers and customers to effectively to deliver solutions and projects 
  • Support production systems 24/7 (One week in 2+ months - Team rotation based)

What We're Looking For

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering 
  • Design and Operational Experience with large scale production grade distributed systems 
  • Good Linux skills and understanding of operating systems 
  • Experience building\maintaining large distributed systems on one of the major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tooling such as Terraform & CloudFormation
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Java, Ruby, Golang, or shell scripting

Good To Have

(Don’t worry if you don’t have these skills. You can always learn these skills after joining us)

  • Understanding of AWS technologies 
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Experience with monitoring/logging tools and best practices 
  • Understanding of SSL/TLS and PKI concepts
  • Experience with proxy technologies such as Nginx, HAProxy, and Squid 
  • Experience managing infrastructure services such as DNS, LDAP, and SMTP

Colorado Only: The pay range for this position in Colorado starts as mentioned below per year, plus annual bonus or commission if a Sales role. We take into consideration an individual’s background and experience in determining final salary. All PayPal employees are shareholders in our Company, so equity is part of our total compensation plan. This role is also eligible for health insurance, stock purchase plans, retirement savings benefits, stock awards, life insurance and disability benefits, and paid time off for sick leave, parental leave, vacation, and PTO. To learn more visit paypalbenefits.com. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location.

Salary in USD:134,385.0

Our Benefits:


At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.


We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com


Who We Are:


Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.


PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.



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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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