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Software Engineer 1 in San Jose, California, 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.

The Integration & Developer Experiences organization in PayPal builds all public facing API products that expose various PayPal capabilities such as onboarding, payments, and instrument storage. These APIs power payment experiences for a variety of PayPal merchants from small to large such as Facebook, Instagram, Prestashop, and Aliexpress. It is our goal to package the complexity of our payment system in a simple integration for our customers and provide a seamless checkout experience. The Vault Team is looking for a passionate Software Engineer to help us build the unified payment instrument storage platform that will be used by merchants and customers across all of PayPal inc.

The Vault Team:

The Vault Team is building a scalable, highly available instrument storage platform that is accessible to merchants and customers through APIs across PayPal, Braintree, and beyond. We want to make it as easy and safe as possible for returning customers to store and use their payment instruments wherever they want. 

We are looking for Engineers who are passionate about building and owning well-crafted, reliable commerce APIs that scale. Our services are primarily built in Java, but we also work with applications written in Ruby on Rails, Clojure, and Node.  

Responsibilities include designing and implementing external and internal enterprise-level API services, collaborating with sales and engineering stakeholders across all of PayPal, and helping ensure our services remain available for all of our users. 

What we look for in you:

    • BS/BA or equivalent in Computer science with 3+ years professional software development experience. 

    • Knowledge of object-oriented design and design patterns, and programming skills. 

    • Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON/GraphQL. 

    • Experience working with relational and non-relational databases. 

    • Ability to build solutions utilizing an agile approach: close relationships with Product Managers, communicating and digesting real time feedback, and working smart to adjust to evolving needs. 

    • Payments and e-commerce familiarity. An opinion on what makes for a good customer experience. 

    • Proven problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills. 

    • Ability to operate effectively both independently as well as within a team. 

    • Excellent knowledge of one or more high-level programming languages. Java is preferred but not required. 


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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