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

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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.

We are looking for a strong Java Software Engineer to join us in changing the future of payments. What you’ll do Part of the team which design, and implement complex, multi-tier distributed software applications, document and test systems, modify as appropriate. Work closely with other engineers, architects, managers, and Product Management, QA, and Operations teams to understand the business requirements. Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team Build new APIs to enhance the portfolio of PayPal’s one of the most popular service. Build performance sensitive systems that serve tens of millions of requests each day. Build and take operational responsibility of Java services that serve millions of users Be an active voice in architectural decisions for PayPal’s core payments system Be a master of your own destiny errr code. Build robust testing scripts/systems to break our APIs and eventually fix them Part of the team to rollout system changes. Participate in release management and on-call duties, review recommendations for project or production issues and diagnostics Who you are You know how to write highly scalable and distributed Java services You take pride in building systems that are used by millions of users every day. You have experience in developing mid-tier services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). You have worked on traditional and non-traditional SORs from Oracle to Couchbase and Cassandra You think Agile is the way to go for faster development until something better comes along. You call Linux and Vim as your best buddies. You have great communication skills. You think POC (proof of concept) is the faster way to prove a point. You are passionate about PayPal and its mission to “build the Web’s most convenient, secure, cost-effective payment solution.”

  • Strong Java/J2EE skills required 
  • Demonstrable programming abilities in Java and other languages like Python, XML, HTML, C++.
  • Understanding of algorithmic techniques, design patterns and best practices.
  • Knowledge/experience with web services (REST / SOAP) and ORM (Hibernate)
  • Demonstrable programming abilities in Java and other languages like Python, XML, HTML, C++.
  • Knowledge/experience with Spring MVC
  • Curiosity about how things work and the behavior of finding the answers. Flexible and adapting the changing circumstances, tenacious.
  • Knowledge/experience with Unix. Knowledge/experience with relational databases, NoSQL databases. Knowledge/experience with applying Big O Notation to algorithms.
  • Knowledge/experience with GitHub. Knowledge/experience with Service Oriented Architectures.

Basic Quals: 6+ years and at least a BSE (or equivalent).


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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