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Principal MTS, Software Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/25/2021

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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.

You will be part of a newly formed area responsible for driving Payments convergence between various acquisitions and platforms. Over time, several versions of Unbranded & Branded Payments platforms, have grown separately from each other, resulting in a fragmented Payments ecosystem. The incumbent will drive Payments convergence to achieve world class Unified Payments platform. You will be working very closely with Commerce & Payments Group Platform Architect & Payments Architect. You will also be expected to evaluate adherence to Enterprise Architecture standards and bring modern coding methodologies and best practices to the Payments engineering teams.

The ideal candidate will have a deep technology background 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 to execute 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, while navigating competing technical and product requirements and considering both immediate tactical needs and long-term success.

  • 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, with: 

  • Expertise in designing large scale distributed systems. 

  • Expertise in Payments domain.

  • Demonstrable and in-depth experience with Java stack. Ruby on Rails very desirable.

  • Some experience with JavaScript and Node.js is highly desired.

  • Proficiency in managing cloud based large-scale infrastructure. 

  • Experience building solutions on the Cloud (ideally GCP and AWS). 

  • Experience designing and building systems with Docker containers and Kubernetes. 

  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration. 

  • Established experience with monitoring/logging tools and best practices. 

  • 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.

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



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