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Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/11/2022

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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.

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we are growing rapidly! But we are only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we have not thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that is going to take a lot of figuring out. Let us figure it out together! Engineering at Venmo At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world. Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical best. You will be a member of the Consumer Financial Services engineering group. This group is responsible for enabling our tens of millions of Venmo users the ability to transact using various financial services in the credit and banking landscape, such as credit card, debit card, and direct deposit. As a senior software engineer for Venmo Experience Engineering you will build secure and scalable APIs with a high degree of observability and performance. You will collaborate with our client teams to build out new functionality and products for millions of customers.

What You’ll Do 

  • Design, estimate and implement software on the platform securely, reliably and at scale. Take ownership for quality of design and implementation of software components 

  • Develop and communicate technical processes, standards, and best practices to the team 

  • Deliver high quality code on time and follow our SDLC process 

  • Have an appetite to learn and contribute to complex projects alongside your colleagues 

  • Participate in code reviews 

  • Interact with various non-engineering teams such as product, support, finance operations, compliance and legal. 

  • Follow engineering best practices as well as propose new ones 

  • Break down monolithic backend systems down to distributed scalable, resilient services/systems. 

  • Collaborate with other engineers in software design and development best practices to significantly drive faster iteration and experimentation 

  • Strong, active advocacy for technical standards and quality across PayPal, Inc. 

  • Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership to deliver new features and services against the product roadmap. 

  • Comfortable building APIs and services in Python (Django), using AWS or another cloud provider 



     Job Requirements 

  • 5+ years experience in software development or a related field 

  • Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like Python, MySQL, Kafka, etc. 

  • Experience working in Python and Django framework is a plus. 

  • Strong object-oriented programming skills 

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience 

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

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

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.



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