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Lead Product Security Engineer in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/6/2022

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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.

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 400+ 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. As a Senior Product Security Engineer in the Enterprise Cyber Security (ECS) team, you will design, develop, deliver and maintain innovative core products and services that enable PayPal to serve its customers with revolutionary security. This senior role will give the opportunity to develop skills, collaborate across teams, mentor peers and continue learning in a rapidly changing environment.

The Team
You will be part of a world-class Product Security team and help deliver the most customer delight through our products and services.
  • Implement Next Gen platform security products to enable PayPal's product development.
  • Implement and Test Next Gen AppSec products as part of SDLC. Perform quality code reviews to validate against the secure coding guidelines, ensuring that the code conforms to the design.
  • Build products, tools and services from scratch, as well as evolving existing systems.
  • Gain expertise and deep understanding of PayPal’s development cycles, platforms and technology, while contributing to them via inner sourcing.
  • Interpret business requirements and translate them into detailed design specifications and code.
  • Collaborate with Security Architects, Product Manager, Program Manager and other stakeholders to deliver high quality product.
  • Implement automated test cases to support code and project requirements for use with our Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline.
  • Become fiercely Agile, using Scrum to deliver features to production.
  • Apply your technical expertise to guide the team in making intelligent and pragmatic design decisions.
  • Nurture highly effective relationships with internal business partners such as product management, technical teams, systems operations, and service and support.
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve our team's efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Support production issues, includes independently completing root-cause analysis and diagnosis.
  • Lead/conduct detailed code-reviews and provides feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Mentor junior engineers and interns as they develop their application development skills.
  • Take lead on projects with little to no additional direction from engineering/product leadership, drive and help track them to completion.
  • 12+ years of software development experience.
  • 6+ years of hands-on design & development experience with proficiency in at least one of the languages such as Java, Node.js, Python.
  • 6+ years of experience building and delivering production quality, scalable, secure, software systems.
  • 6+ years of experience in Agile practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with one or more AppSec technologies such as SAST, DAST, IAST and Container Security.
  • Knowledge of OWASP top-10 and a deep understanding of web application and mobile app vulnerabilities.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in object-oriented design principles, data structures, SQL & NoSQL.
  • Experience with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, CSS.
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Git, Docker, JUnit, Maven.
  • Experience building and deploying applications using continuous integration pipelines and automated deployment tools such as Jenkins.
  • Experience with data structures, algorithms, software design and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with Containers (Docker).
  • Authority in writing Unit Test cases, Functional test cases and meeting Non-Functional requirements like application security, availability and performance.
  • Strong debugging skills.
  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to sophisticated problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively connect with both business and technical teams.
Nice to Have:
  • Experience developing in GCP or AWS.
  • Experience in and/or passion for Product Security.

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

Who We Are:

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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 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

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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