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Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

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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 375 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.

We’re Zettle by PayPal.In 2018, Zettle by PayPal became part of the PayPal family. Zettle by PayPal is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom.

Go where people speak your language

We're looking for an enthusiastic Software Engineer to join our team in Edinburgh. We're growing, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to make a real and lasting impact on the future of Zettle by PayPal. You'll work in small, product-based teams, with autonomy and real ownership of the systems that you produce. We hire people not degrees, as long as you’ve got a working understanding of the fundamentals, then you’ll get on fine!

Small minds never helped small businesses

It takes originality and an open mind to start a small business.  That’s why small minds have no place in ours. At Zettle by PayPal, we celebrate the individuality of the people we work with, valuing the impact that diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas can have on our culture and the products we build. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer, a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development and bring their whole personality to work

Moving Fast

We move fast, and release updates to our backend services continuously, with releases to our core web app and POS iPad app on a fortnightly basis. Testing is key to this, you should be confident that your code works, pushing a new build to production shouldn't be something that you're afraid of.

Engineering with a capital E

Engineering is important. If you can write clean, tested, and maintainable code, you’ll fit right in. We put a high value on personal development, you should feel comfortable with learning new things, and sharing knowledge with your peers.

Our Stack:

  • Go for our backend code.
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL for our persistent data storage.
  • Redis for caching.
  • Amazon SQS for asynchronous processes. 
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS for infrastructure 
  • GIT for version control

You should apply if

  • You love solving interesting problems!
  • The idea of building products that thousands of businesses use and rely on every day seems like something you’d want to do
  • You’ve got a passion for new and exciting technologies and great engineering
  • You have or want to get experience in building web applications
  • You love writing well tested, resilient, and performant code
  • You’ve got an urge to find out why going Dutch might affect your Z and X reports
  • Build shiny components with the help of our UX designers
  • Discussing complex technical problems with the team is something that you’re comfortable with
  • You know your GETs from your POSTs and your PUTs from your PATCHes

We are all for equality for all.

Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewellery makers. You name them - at Zettle by PayPal- we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and

diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong.

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