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Senior Software Engineer 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.

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. The PayPal Checkout and Beyond Engineering Team builds the technology that powers PayPal’s core payment products. Our software enables the highest payment volume and fastest growing revenue area for the company. As a member of this team, you will help define the technical vision and architecture of our services and web applications and execute upon that vision. You will need to be able to implement solutions to problems and optimize for performance, engineering efficiency, and scalability, and be responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This is an opportunity to develop products that delight millions of consumers each day with high impact to PayPal, our merchants, and their customers.

We’re looking for strong Java skills and solid real-world experience designing and building systems at scale. We want candidates with a vision for how to empower customers by building delightful experiences. You should be familiar with the latest tools & practices popular in the development community. We hope you’re passionate about these tools and can help us make decisions about which ones will work best for PayPal. We’re looking for leaders to help move the company forward. Experience managing or contributing to open-source projects would come in handy, so would any kind of high-profile work with many contributors & customers.

We adopt a rapid iteration, lean startup, and rapid experimentation approach. It’s a fast-paced, innovative environment and we love our work and take pride in it. Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Collaboration is key – since we work with multiple stakeholders and teams. We have no QA department – developers test, release and monitor their own code. We keep in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvement. We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best-in-class product.

About you

You will be instrumental in helping scope out both the near-term as well as the next generation of our platform and craft solutions capable of delivering a billion transactions a day. We’d like to know that you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy driving innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience delivering enterprise class applications, with at least 3 years working in Java
  • Experience building API services with popular frameworks and standards (Spring, REST)
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core Java concepts, and multithreaded programming. Able to navigate full stack development easily.
  • Experience working with large scale applications, production rollouts, monitoring and debugging live issues
  • Experience with test automation: TDD, unit/integration/functional testing
  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well
  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with others
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills across the whole tech stack - language, databases, web servers and system environment
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills

What You’ll Do

  • Implement solutions through hands-on prototyping, development, and testing
  • Deliver code in an Agile software development
  • Participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and release
  • Partner with product, design, analytics and dependencies to craft great product experiences
  • Participate in architectural initiatives, balancing long-term velocity with customer needs
  • Collaborate with other teams to deliver best in class product
  • Follow and be a strong advocate for clean code principles
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. If you care about delivering great technical products with a willingness to learn and help, please don't hesitate to apply. 

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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