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Security Engineer, Cryptography Platform in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/22/2021

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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 a talented, innovative, and passionate security engineer to join the Cryptography Platform team. As a security engineer you will help design, build and maintain the next generation of hardware security module services, secrets management services and certificate life cycle management services. You will specialize in building highly scalable and durable environments to support PayPal global growth. You will contribute to the design, deployment, and operational support of these services. You will collaborate with extremely talented peers to support our customers’ business and technical requirements and you will own the delivery and execution of service excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design, implementation, testing, deployment and operational support of highly scalable and performant cryptographic and PKI services

  • Build servers and deploy applications in on-premise and cloud environments (GCP, Azure, AWS)

  • Develop and maintain service level documentation

  • Integrate applications and services into monitoring tools and set up service level reporting and alerting

  • Implement robust capabilities to discover, identify and predict issues & failures related to certificates usage

  • Work closely with infrastructure teams to ensure seamless deployments

  • Manage service life cycle management and capacity planning over the life of the services

  • Develop automation capabilities to enhance validation and operationalization of cryptographic and PKI services 

  • Rapid prototype and experiment with new technologies and capabilities to deliver next-generation services

  • Be the subject matter expert and provide guidance to team members and key stakeholders


  • 5+ years of hands-on experience deploying security infrastructure with deep knowledge of: certificate life-cycle management tools (e.g., AppViewX Cert+, Venafi and Keyfactor) and secrets management tools (e.g. HashiCorp Vault, Thycotic Secret Server) and certificate authorities (EJBCA, Windows Active Directory Certificate Services

  • Excellent working knowledge of PKI, certificate management and certificate stores

  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) and implementation of CI/CD automation (e.g. Terraform, Docker, Ansible/Puppet)

  • Scripting experience with Python, Go, BASH scripting

  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Experience of databases (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.)

  • Knowledge and experience with network protocols, e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, TLS, SSH, etc.-Excellent documentation and project management skills

Preferred Experience

  • Symmetric Cryptography experience

  • Asymmetric Cryptography experience

  • HSM knowledge and experience

  • Payment systems

  • PCI

  • Dual control/split knowledge

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