Lead Software Engineer-Monitoring/SRE in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/4/2019

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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 277 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.

PayPal Monitoring team is looking for talented and passionate engineers to solve problems of scale and distribution for their Monitoring services and components. We are looking for someone who is highly hands on in design and implementation of scalable solutions, conversant on open standards implementation, is able to translate business needs into technology solutions and roadmaps based on deep understanding of the business needs and products. The candidate should be able to Increase overall code, product, design and quality in the organization. Research, assess, and recommend external technologies and products for their applicability to complex project requirements and contribute to the development of new company concepts.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in the day-to-day development & support work on the Monitoring team.
  • Be able to quickly ramp-up on the many different components/services - built on different technology stacks, Operations Systems and use different build and deploy pipelines - to add new features and fix issues.  
  • Very good debugging skills to troubleshoot issues in a timely manner and recommend the root cause fixes for the issues.
  • Be able to work closely with the users of the system to understand their problems and exercise empathy and maturity while working with them to solve the problems.
  • Continue to work with the Architects to guide the vision and direction for the Monitoring team technically
  • Collaborate with other engineers on code reviews, internal infrastructure improvements and process enhancements.
  • Ensure minimal operational overhead by automating maintenance tasks with easily manageable configurations, solving scalability bottlenecks to improve performance and maximize system availability by ensuring functional and performance SLAs.
  • Design, implement, and test complex, multi-tier distributed software application frameworks collaboratively with peers and technical leaders.
  • Mentor junior staff and/or team members in the best practices of code quality and coding practices. Enhances code quality across multiple projects and/or business units. Recognized for tech debt reduction.
  • Evangelize our teams and technologies across the enterprise to encourage adoption.
  • Architecting, designing and executing migration strategies from existing experiences and services to new infrastructure
  • Project planning and estimating effort for the different phases
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members to achieve end vision
  • Be part of the interview team to hire and build a world class engineering team that will make an impact on how we do engineering at PayPal
     

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience planning, architecting, designing, developing and delivering software related to platforms at scale
  • Passionate about mentoring team members and staying up-to-date on the latest technologies and platforms.
  • Prior experience in monitoring large scale distributed systems. Demonstrated knowledge of automation for most of the manual tasks around SDLC with techniques such as packaging with Docker, ensuring a reliable CI/CD pipeline to build and deploy code, automated system restarts and alerting for all critical modules.
  • Should be able to isolate errors by trouble-shooting the application stack from application to framework to underlying infrastructure dependencies and network.
  • Knowledge of Devops container/orchestration tools (Kubernetes, Docker, Puppet, etc)
  • Hands-On experience in Java, Python or GoLang, NoSQL data stores like Hbase, Couchbase and working knowledge with messaging platforms like KAFKA.
  • Hands-on knowledge of OOP/OOD/Functional languages along with strong understanding of concurrency, parallelism, networking, with profound data structure & algorithms.
  • Experience developing solutions for service monitoring, automated remediation, measuring availability and reliability, performance, analytics, network.
  • Knowledge about building non-lossy data pipelines using at least one streaming technology like Flink, Samza or Spark.
  • Experience with REST API, GIT, Docker, Jenkins, RxJava and Spring boot.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.

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