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Platform Software Engineer - Xoom in Guatemala City at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/23/2020

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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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients. The Platform team is at the core of Xoom’s money transfer business. We are responsible for building and maintaining a resilient and always-available platform that provides the backend services and API's that enable our web and mobile applications to thrive in our customer's hands. While also providing the backend services and tools for our Customer Service and Operational teams. We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about developing scalable, secure, and well- tested software. As a member of the team, you will use Java, Spring, MySQL, Redis, Rabbit, Docker, MQ technologies; design, and develop RESTful APIs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the development lifecycle activities including but not limited to design, coding, testing, and production release and support.
  • Work with a variety of stakeholders across the whole business to ensure that our financial systems meet our reliability, accuracy, and performance goals.
  • Deliver software development tasks efficiently and with high quality.
  • Engage proactively in monitoring and provide necessary production support.
  • Participate in code reviews and knowledge sharing.
  • Bear ownership in the entire process of getting code from your computer to production.
  • Produce well-tested code through the use of unit, regression and integration tests, and help QA team build the necessary automated test to ensure fast deployment of our new features
  • Refactor legacy code to make it more efficient and in line with current standards.
  • Design software features so that they facilitate operational and customer service support.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Software Development Organization.
  • Experience in Object-Oriented analysis, design and development, preferably in Java.
  • Experience with SQL, Redis, Rabbit and MQ server messaging technologies
  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, think out of the box, and share knowledge with others.
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills across the whole tech stack - language, databases, web servers and system environment.
  • Must be proficient in speaking, writing, and reading in English, in a business and technical environment
  • Experience with Agile development and knowledge of Agile principles.

Nice to have experience in:

  • Application Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Spring Framework, Maven, Git, JIRA, etc.
  • Relational Database and persistence technologies (MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, HornetQ, etc)
  • API design and Microservice architecture.


    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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