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MTS 1, Software Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/23/2021

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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.

The Developer Ecosystem Engineering team is looking for a passionate engineer to build and evangelize a world class developer experience for our customers. Customers around the world depend on PayPal’s developer tools, SDKs, and APIs to keep their businesses thriving, and developers working with PayPal’s products need a developer experience that is easy to understand, consistent, simple to integrate, and innovative to be successful. You will play a pivotal role in building and evangelizing the next generation of PayPal’s developer experiences. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn and able to master many technologies and has a strong focus on understanding what our customers want. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect.

The Developer Ecosystem Engineering team is creating the future of the developer experience at PayPal. Customers around the world depend on PayPal’s developer tools, SDKs, and APIs to keep their businesses thriving, and developers working with PayPal’s products need a developer experience that is easy to understand, consistent, simple to integrate, and innovative to be successful. We partner with teams that build and own the best-in-class solutions offered across PayPal to find common ways of expressing PayPal’s products to our customers.

Our focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Our teams are geographically diverse and adept at collaborating across long distances. Some of our teams utilize pair programming, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you; teams that don’t utilize pair programming still emphasize collaboration as key to building quality solutions.

The Role:

We are looking for a passionate, highly talented, self-driven individual to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for building a strong developer community and being a passionate evangelist and advocate of PayPal with the external developer and partners.

You will play a pivotal role in building the next generation of PayPal’s developer experience for our customers. You will build tools, utilities, sites leveraging APIs and contribute code to open source. You will be responsible for driving adoption of our platform thru various developer outreach program like conference, blogs, videos etc. You will also build a strong internal community through new hire training and certification programs.

What is expected of you :

  • Drive your team’s engineering efforts and demonstrate ownership of features, projects, modules, and services that you and your team deliver
  • Play a key role in our broader architectural decision-making processes
  • Be a champion of high-performance, secure, and reliable software services
  • Participate and drive support in external developer forum
  • Participate/Speak in conferences, blogs and create developer advocacy videos
  • Develop software prototypes and POCs
  • Develop reference/demo and test applications leveraging Paypal APIs and SDKs
  • Be a social media presence for the product/developer experience
  • Continuosly learn and Keep up to date with competition and market
  • Participate actively in public discussions and other publications
  • Create short and informative video tutorials
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with any and all non-technical stakeholders (Product, Design, Analytics, Legal, Marketing, etc.)
  • Work with your Agile team to achieve shared understanding around the new products and features under consideration
  • Actively contribute to our automated test suite to enable speedy and reliable continuous integration
  • Bring fresh ideas for how to continuously improve our software and your team

What do we look for :

  • You have a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, a related field of study, or 7+ years of related professional experience
  • Expertise in computer science fundamentals like data structures, complexity analysis, object-oriented design and algorithm
  • You are skilled in writing scalable software systems and familiar with topics and technologies like containers, distributed computing, routing, cluster management, etc.
  • You care about writing high-quality code, and you've written your fair share of automated tests to back up your code
  • You're passionate about creating compelling user experiences
  • You're ultimately a problem solver, and you enjoy working both independently and collaboratively to identify the root cause of any issue
  • Experience in scripting and prototyping and demonstrated developing POCs
  • Expertise in server side application development using Java, Go      
  • Have experience presenting in conferences/social media and have a passion for sharing and supporting
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and technologies and apply them quickly to our products.

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



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