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Principal Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

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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 392 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.

Expert in defining domain architecture, technology strategy in alignment with enterprise architecture, business requirements and technology roadmaps. Provide technical leadership, mentoring and governance to the engineering teams.


•         Responsible for providing technical leadership, define architecture best practices and work with Engineering and Product counterparts across the organization.

•         Lead multiple complex business domains and lead architecture strategy and innovation for these domains.

•         Lead and Mentor engineers, work with managers and operations to ensure that systems meets reliability, accuracy and performance goals.

•         Drive both technology and product innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.

•         Innovate in Compliance FinTech/RegTech space to improve overall efficacy and efficiencies using state of the art technologies (machine learning, block chain and others)

•         Collaborates with leadership across the board to effectively to deliver solutions and projects.

•         Work with remote geographic and cross functional teams to build quality and timely solutions.

•         Responsible for developing multi-year platform strategy and products roadmap, including architecture blueprints.




•         15+ years of experience in product platform design, architectural leadership for FinTech and RegTech, consumer facing platforms engineering teams.

•         Deep hands on experience in complex system design, object oriented system design, scale, performance tuning in Java and related technologies.Deep hands on experience in API design, REST, RPC and micro-service architecture.

•         Deep hands on experience in variety of software stacks/technologies including but not limited to Java, JavaScript, Python, Kafka, and various SQL and noSQL databases and cloud services.

•         Demonstrated experience with BigData technologies (Hadoop ecosystem, Spark and others).

•         Demonstrated experience with innovation in RegTech/FinTech space using state of the art technologies (machine learning, block chain and others) – patents, published papers and others.

•         Demonstrated experience in building product platform as-a-service, SaaS and multi-tenant deployments.

•         Demonstrated experience in solving complex business problems using AI / ML technologies, specifically in NLP area

•         Experience presenting to and working with C-level leadership

•         Strong system and data flow knowledge. Ability to learn and adapt to new product flows and software technologies. 

•         Strong analytical, research, problem solving and evaluative thinking skills.

•         Acute attention to detail and well-developed organization and time management skills. 

•         Strong communication skills - including ability to listen to the needs of others and comprehend complex matters, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present effectively in both oral and written presentations to all levels in the organization.

•         Team-oriented approach – can effectively lead a project or participate as an effective team member as well as work cross-functionally with other organizations. 

•         High level of energy and a desire to thrive in a large, complex, fast-paced organization; ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.

•         Strong innovation acumen with expertise in enterprise software development stack, industry tech best practices and data driven decisioning / machine learning.

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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