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MTS 1, Data Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

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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 375 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.

A strong data engineer with prior hands-on knowledge of Payments industry with a passion to deliver quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment with an undivided customer focus

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build scalable systems, lead technical discussions, deliver good quality results, participate in code reviews and guide the team in engineering best practices
  • Provide technical leadership and contribute to the definition, development, integration, test, documentation and support across multiple platforms (Python, Hadoop, SAP, Teradata, Machine Learning)
  • Establish a consistent project management framework and develop processes to deliver high quality software, in rapid iterations, for business partners in multiple geographies
  • Participate in a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools etc.
  • Experienced in balancing production platform stability, feature delivery and reduction of technical debt across a broad landscape of technologies
  • Establish a productive and collaborative team environment to ensure there is a strong customer focus in all activities of the function at all times

Experience required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent from a leading university
  • 10+ years experience of Data Analytics platform implementation
  • Good team player that can collaborate with both internal and external teams
  • Good understanding about data processing concepts and data warehousing knowledge
  • Master SQL language on top of RDBMS (Oracle/MySql)/ HiveQL/ SparkSQL/ Big Query
  • Understanding of Apache Spark/Hadoop ecosystem and the Data Analytics ecosystem
  • Strong conceptual and creative problem-solving skills
  • Relentlessly resourceful and scrappy
  • A great communicator and strong project management skills

Skills & Abilities required:

  • Must be results focused and highly energetic to drive defined team and organizational goals
  • Ability to work with considerable ambiguity
  • Ability to learn new and complex concepts quickly
  • Given the growth nature of this business, individual must be pragmatic and capable of working in a fast moving and entrepreneurial environment
  • Analytical with superior problem-solving skills over near and long-term planning horizons
  • Highly detailed with a systematic approach, sense of responsibility and strong, positive customer focus
  • Financial literacy to manage P&L and efficiently communicate with stakeholders
  • Cloud experience is a plus


  • Deliver Stand out Results – Delivers outcomes that make a significant business impact
  • Execute Well – Creates clear focus, plans and priorities
  • Innovate – Identifies and owns significant business improvements
  • Evangelize Technology - Absorbs and propagates new technology

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



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