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MTS1, Software Engineer in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/17/2021

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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.

Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring! We are actively seeking a Software Engineer on the Core Infrastructure team! We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join Honey. This person will focus on design, development, and deployment of some of Honey's core infrastructure and build tooling, assisting in operational tasks, monitoring, incident management, and work on build pipelines. You can expect to work very collaboratively with other engineers on the team, as well as with other software engineering teams within Honey. Your contribution will help us maintain a high degree of autonomy and empowerment for developers while helping to improve reliability, observability, and stability.

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.

As a recent addition to the PayPal family, Honey has the unique opportunity to leverage our proven technological and business innovation, fueled by PayPal’s scale, integration volume and industry leading reputation with both consumers and merchants.

About the Team and Role:

You will be joining a highly skilled team who are the organizational experts in management, scaling stability, and evolution of Honey’s predominantly Cloud-based systems. The team constantly evaluates new technologies and contributes to the engineering direction of the organization. Honey Engineering is heavily built on Google Cloud Platform, Terraform, Python, Node.js and CircleCI, and follows a microservice-based architecture using Docker with Kubernetes. You are expected to be acutely familiar with network fundamentals, containerization, service and repository scaling. The team is a strong advocate for engineering best practices. They drive creative ways for bridging different technology stacks as our integration with core PayPal systems deepens. You are expected to collaborate with, and influence different teams across the organization. Effective communication, methodical approach and get-it-done attitude are a must. We value creative curiosity, passion for technology and innovation.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage, monitor, and evolve highly scalable, distributed systems to create highly available and resilient services
  • Drive the design and implementation of org. wide initiatives like multi-region support, large scale event planning (seasonal and burst)
  • Play key role in the prevention, investigation, and mitigation of production outages. Drive process, help determine contributing factors / implement fixes
  • Lead by example in all aspects of Operational Excellence – planning, monitoring, alarms, dashboards, escalations, on-call
  • Collaborate with engineers in the deployment and scaling of new product features
  • Actively contribute to compliance, risk assessment and other regulatory initiatives
  • Develop effective tooling, alerts, and responses to both identify and address reliability risks
  • Identify and automate repetitive, manual tasks. Debug software at the code and infrastructure level. Participate in an on-call rotation

About You:

  • Collaborative, curious, and able to communicate effectively
  • Able to write idiomatic code in a high-level programming language such as Python, Ruby, or JavaScript
  • Experience with git and modern source control and CI/CD practices
  • Familiar with IAC / infrastructure automation (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Production experience with major public cloud providers -- we use GCP, but experience with AWS or Azure is also fine.
  • Containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Comfort with databases and in-memory key/value stores. (MySQL, Postgres, Redis, MongoDB)
  • Experience with service monitoring: Datadog, New Relic, Prometheus, or similar tools
  • Solid knowledge of Linux/UNIX and networking fundamentals
  • Passionate about open-source software and the latest system architecture trends

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with distributed repositories: Spanner, MongoDB, CouchDB
  • Experience with business continuity and capacity planning best practices
  • Experience with Node.js and NPM
  • Previous experience with GCP
  • Experience with service discovery or service meshes
  • Previous experience with risk and compliance assessment procedures

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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