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Manager, Software Engineer in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/3/2022

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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. 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.

As the Sr. Mgr of Engineering in Cloud Infrastructure for Analytics, you will set a big-picture vision and evolve how Braintree offers analytics capabilities and sustains development in existing deployments of Redshift and Airflow. You will bring your rare blend of business and technical savvy to lead the maturing of our platform service offerings and create new cutting-edge services for our product engineering and analyst teams to understand their data and cater towards automation needs that drives value for all Braintree customers, large and small. You will work with our product engineering teams to drive key strategic initiatives within TeamData, partnering with your peers in Team DB, Team Scale/Components, and Team Gateway to adopt .

Braintree empowers merchants globally to take payments online, safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can't tell we’re there.

Are you looking to tackle world-scale problems, on diverse teams where your unique point of view is valued and included? Does a workplace where you are expected to care a lot about your work, ask why when you don't understand, and solve problems together with your colleagues interest you? At Braintree, bring your skills and a never give up focus on your customer, and we'll provide the support for you to do the best work of your life.



The Team:


We are team based...

We work in an open team room: no cubicles or private offices. Communication is core to our process, and we won't be hindered by walls. Day to day we work directly with coworkers to triage, design, and solve the business's technical challenges. You will find the key to our strong team is transparency and responsibility. During the pandemic we rely on collaboration tools that allow us to communicate effectively while having fun.



We are agile...

For us, the most significant part of being agile is doing what works best for the team. Through short sprints and daily standups, we assess and adapt to new information along the way as we build. We pause for retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvement.



The Role:

As the Sr. Mgr of Engineering in Cloud Infrastructure for Analytics, you will set a big-picture vision and evolve how Braintree offers analytics capabilities and sustains development in existing deployments of Redshift and Airflow. You will bring your rare blend of business and technical savvy to lead the maturing of our platform service offerings and create new cutting-edge services for our product engineering and analyst teams to understand their data and cater towards automation needs that drives value for all Braintree customers, large and small. You will work with our product engineering teams to drive key strategic initiatives within TeamData, partnering with your peers in Team DB, Team Scale/Components, and Team Gateway to adopt .

Had you been with us in the last month, you would have...

  • Frequently engaged with you peers in Analytics or Product Development to understand their needs and how best to empower them to work effectively
  • Refined the roadmap for multiple components based on market understanding, partner guidance, and key developers
  • Made tough priority calls and trade-offs balancing available time, talent, and critical business needs
  • Led your Engineering to ensure they have the context they need to successfully build the improvements and innovations on the roadmap to advance towards established goals
  • Kept your finger on the pulse of the organization's initiatives through regular check-ins
  • Reviewed and updated end-to-end plans for major initiatives that ensure measurability, ongoing sustainability, and high-quality production operations
  • Written plans, specifications and documentation that are clear, concise, and meaningful to your teams and customers
  • Articulated business KPIs and driven learning and accountability using data in support of key decisions
  • Researched and analyzed progress towards goals to enable fast, efficient deployment of well-tested code to production
  • Read a Slack message from a satisfied engineer about a feature that your team shipped
  • Learned something new about AWS Redshift, Apache Airflow, Postgres, Kubernetes, AWS RDS, AWS Aurora, Kafka, Python, or Ruby


What we are looking for:

  • An energetic leader who is an engineer at heart, with 10+ years of experience in software development and 5+ years of experience as a manager
  • A mentor that can guide a team to be their best, and help engineers grow
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Java, Ruby, Golang, or shell scripting
  • Attracting, retaining, and building top notch engineering talent
  • A customer champion that can work with engineers, product managers and analysts to enable their business needs
  • Facilitating consensus with all stakeholders on key technology decisions
  • Continuous improvement in productivity, quality, and team happiness
  • Building a culture of learning and sharing technology insights across the technology teams.


Bonus Skills:

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

  • A strong analytics and big data background
  • Experience building in maintaining large distributed systems on one of the major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tooling such as Terraform & CloudFormation
  • Solid problem-solving background with knowledge of algorithms and design patterns.
  • Good Linux skills and understanding of operating systems 


Perks:

Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge

Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.

Check out our Careers page for more company perks.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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