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Senior Back End Software Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/14/2021

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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.

The PayPal Consumer Credit Scottsdale team is looking for a talented, creative, and passionate back-end Software Engineer to work on complex PayPal Credit projects alongside their team. This team specializes in designing, building and maintaining platform services that expose Credit as a Service to its upstream tenants. This platform powers various credit products (PayPal Credit card and Buy Now Pay Later) in many different countries and is responsible for handling Billions of transactions per year. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment building performance efficient, highly scalable, configurable and available systems. You will work in an agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence. You will be a member of a highly cohesive, supportive team of high-performers and expected to be a self-starter.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field is preferred, with 3+ years’ professional US experience
  • Development experience with high-traffic backend services
  • Mastery of the fundamentals of Java, JUnit, Maven, Jenkins
  • Mastery of open-source Java Frameworks, including Spring MVC
  • Direct experience with concepts such as SOA, REST APIs, message-based communication.
  • Experience with Git, Jira, Tomcat, SQL, Couchbase.
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum.


  • Collaborate with engineers and architects across different teams to design and develop solutions
  • Strive to develop solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles
  • Design, develop, and test features and functions delivered via applications and services
  • Collaborate with peers and seniors both within your team and across the organization
  • Identify Performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns to avoid them

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working experience with REST APIs, Java and Spring
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with Scrum methodology
  • Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply!

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