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Penetration Test Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

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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 325 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.

Penetration Test Engineer

Do you want to help create the future of money? PayPal is focused on enabling commerce. We want to make it easier and safer to shop and pay for things you want, anywhere and at any time. We are focused on developing solutions that deliver value for our large merchant and consumer base.  

We are looking for a team player to join our growing Information Security Team. The Penetration Test Engineer will serve as a subject matter expert and will work closely with the Information Security Officer and Global Testing and Assurance teams to provide internal penetration testing services. The engineer will be responsible for performing various types of assessments, including but not limited to internet, intranet, wireless, web application penetration testing in addition to source code reviews and threat analysis.

Job Description

  • Perform penetration testing to identify and exploit security vulnerabilities affecting GoPay’s assets
  • Execute red and purple team exercises to highlight gaps in our security posture
  • Communicate findings to internal stakeholders including technical staff and senior leadership


  • Deep understanding of attack surfaces, including hands-on experience with various Cybersecurity technologies and standards (MITRE ATT&CK framework)
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in penetration testing, scripting languages (Python, PowerShell, Java, Perl), and offensive tools
  • Hands on experience with testing frameworks such as the PTES and OWASP
  • Updated and familiarized with the latest exploits and security trends
  • Applicable knowledge of Windows client/server, Unix/Linux systems, Mac OS, and cloud technologies such as Azure, or AliCloud
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking skills
  • Extensive experience conveying complex data in simple, concise language

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