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Security Engineer - 18 Months contract in Singapore - Temasek Blvd at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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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. 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.

PayPal is looking for fresh graduates and working professionals with a minimum of 34 years of relevant working experience. If you are interested to learn emerging technology and passionate about security research and innovation, this is the role for you. The candidate is expected to use his/her software coding skillsets to develop security research prototypes and tools that demonstrate business and technology value. Interested candidates should have essential software development skills, be interested in working in the network security and cryptography domains. He/she should be keen to learn new technology, take pride and ownership in delivering high standard and functional prototypes.

Primary Responsibilities
The candidate will join the Emerging Technology Research team in PayPal Technology and
Information Security Oversight organisation. The candidate will have the opportunity to
learn emerging technology in the field of blockchain, distributed ledger, data protection,
secure communications and even quantum computing. He/she will work with the senior
cryptography strategist, program manager and fellow information security colleagues to
code and develop research prototypes and technology demonstrators that incorporate
advanced cryptography and network security technology. These research prototypes and
demonstrators will be used for subsequent proof-of-concepts and technology pilots to
assess the security risk of emerging technology, protect data assets, support regulatory &
compliance due diligence and improve PayPal’s overall security posture.

Work closely with the senior research lead, program manager and other immediate
team members to understand the application use case, research prototype coding
requirements and translate them into actionable scope of work,
• Deliver research prototype for the identified research use cases and applications
through working independently either as an individual contributor or with other
developers and engineers as a team,
• Demonstrate an understanding of the technical steps required to build and integrate
new security functionalities and tools developed from research into existing PayPal
platform, products and services,
• Be systematic and disciplined in creating detailed documenting throughout the course
of development work,
• Take ownership in delivering impact research outcomes through good coding
practices and driving resolution of technical problems in the course of development,
• Possess good analytical and communication skills to present the research prototype,
explain technical difficulty faced and communicate support required,
• Highly motivated, goal-driven, possess can-do attitude to embrace challenges and

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