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Lead Software Engineer, Data in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/21/2020

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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.

About Team PayPal Backoffice and Reporting team is in charge of creating products and platforms that are powered by data and help large enterprises understand their customers and opportunities to further optimize their offerings. Join a passionate team of technologists experimenting with bold ideas and incubate solutions and systems in areas of data exploration, insights, and reporting.

About You

We are looking for Staff/Lead engineers passionate about code craftsmanship, continuous improvements, and agile development. We are building a brand new data platform and products, scaling out existing platform features to support large scale data by leveraging big data tools and technologies. The platform has a lot of visibility in PayPal and there are lots of opportunities for growth. We are looking for you to bring a healthy mix of top-notch work ethics and fresh perspectives to our uniquely vibrant group.

What will you do here?

Lead the design and development of data products and platforms for PayPal. Collaborate with the product team to identify appropriate business requirements and help design large scale solution architecture. Own key analytics components, services, and offerings all the way from ideation to production deployment. Engage in experimentation, automation, simulation, and contribute to performance tuning, improvements, and load testing.

What we absolutely need?

• 8+ years of experience developing software, primarily with object-oriented languages such as Java

• BS/MS in Computer Science, Math or related field

• Comfortable with basic and advanced SQL queries

• Hands-on experience working with big data tools/libraries and map-reduce framework

• Proficient in computer science fundamentals including algorithm analysis and design

• Strong desire to learn, push the envelope and share knowledge with others

How can you knock our socks off?

• Hands-on experience in implementing ML models for actionable insights

• Proven experience in tackling business problems around big data analytics

• Production grade experience with Spark, Hive, Kafka, Elastic, and related analytics toolchain

• Strong sense of platform feature ownership – from ideation to deployment


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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