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Principal MTS Software Engineer - Invest in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/6/2022

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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.

PayPal Invest is the newly formed Entity at PayPal exploring opportunities in the Consumer Investment Business. This is a phenomenal opportunity to jump in and help shape 1.0 of Invest at PayPal, leveraging the strengths of PayPal and bringing in a start-up mindset to question the status quo and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. About the role: As a Principal member of this newly formed Engineering team, you will be a Developer with “skin in the game” of practical delivery who also judiciously balances long-term design with near-term delivery pressure. You also will be expected to ensure your Platforms’ adherence to enterprise architecture standards and to bring modern coding methodologies and best practices to the Platforms’ engineering teams. The ideal candidate will have a deep technology background, years of hands-on software development experience and strong platform thinking. You must be passionate about solving hard technical problems at scale and must have an ability to collaborate with many teams and stakeholders to move the big rocks forward. This role will partner at scale with stakeholders across the enterprise, lead hundreds of others through influence and provide guidance in executing tech platform consolidation, convergence and reengineering. Finally, the ideal candidate must have a proven record of leading efforts to solve large, complex problems while setting a compelling vision to gather support from all stakeholders, navigating competing technical and product requirements and balancing both immediate tactical needs and long-term success.


  • Drive both technology and product innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative software development.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in design, development, scaling and operation of software applications.
  • Be a technical subject matter expert and represent the full internal and external capabilities of our platforms to enable solutions to complex, large-scale customers.
  • Mentor, coach, advise and level up engineering talent across the organization.

Skillset and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Track record leading, developing, and delivering significant, complex software projects within complex organizations
  • Strong technical background as hands-on software engineer
  • Expertise in designing and delivering large scale distributed systems
  • Experience designing and building cloud native applications on public clouds (ideally GCP and AWS)
  • Experience with high-performance data storage tiers, relational and No-SQL
  • Demonstrable in-depth experience with Java, node.js
  • Experience in software release lifecycle with modern distributed version control (e.g. git)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, including Extreme Programming practices like Iterative Development, Continuous Integration (and Deployment) and Test-Driven Development
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong influencer and strong communicator, both written and spoken


  • Approach problems with humility, rigor, and decisiveness
  • Demonstrate a high emotional quotient and empathy, with ability to build trust and create psychological safety while tackling tough problems and navigating conflicts
  • Identify and solicit input from all stakeholders, balancing competing needs and distilling a coherent strategy
  • Lead by meeting people where they are at and building bridges to where you need them to go
  • Emphasize iterative progress, risk management, and delivering value
  • Leave the campsite cleaner and people stronger

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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