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Software Engineer 3 in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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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 325 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.

Do you want to have a positive impact in the world? A career at PayPal is more than  just a job. It’s a chance to have a positive impact on the lives of 100+ million  people. PayPal has made it simpler for money to change hands and is helping millions  of people around the world to accept payments, grow their businesses and make a  better life for themselves and their family. At PayPal, people are our most important  asset. We value hard workers and fast learners that are constantly looking to get  better. You can expect to get better every day and to be constantly challenged with  interesting technical problems due to the size, scale and scope of the problems we  need to solve on the bleeding edge of the payments space. Our work environment is collaborative, innovative, results-driven, and completely focused on the customer.

PayPal’s Core Payments team is looking for a talented, creative, and
 passionate backend engineer to help build a cutting edge instrument payments engine. As a self motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented 
peers in a fun environment building performance efficient payment authorization
 services that are highly scalable, configurable and available. You will be responsible for
 a payments engine that does real-time processing for millions of
 payments every single day for merchants that you probably shop at. You’ll work in an
Agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence. There
 are several technology choices for you to work on, with the main focus being on Java,
 Python and NoSQL databases.

Your responsibilities will include:

Designing, developing, and testing of features and functions delivered via applications and services.

Responsible for Quality in your team - Test Planning, Test execution and Test Automation.
Working in an Agile environment with a focus on problem solving and engineering excellence.
Collaborating with peers and senior engineers/architects both within your 
team and across the organization to create technical solutions.
Working with product managers using Agile methodologies to deliver high quality user experiences that delight PayPal’s customers.
Working with the operations teams to ensure your
 applications and services are highly available and reliable.

• You love solving problems and building solutions.

• You’re self-motivated and have a demonstrated track record of self-learning and
 going above and beyond

• You’re excited to create high traffic backend services for external customer 
facing web applications

• You want to hit the ground running on Day 1, you take ownership of your 
work and can work independently
• You’ve designed web applications and clearly understand concepts like Web
 Services, SOA, REST APIs
• You know the fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming using Java, 
familiarity with additional development tools such as JUnit, Maven & Jenkins is a plus
• You love Git and are at home with source control concepts such as merge, rebase and pull

• You’ve used SQL & NoSQL solutions and understand the pros and cons of relational
and free form databases

• You’ve comfortable using J2EE application server frameworks, for example Tomcat

• You believe in Agile development and putting the customer first in anything you
 design, experience with SCRUM is a plus

• You’re a strong advocate of good coding standards and like the use of coding tools
 that will push you to improve the code you deliver like Sonar
• You know how to identify performance bottlenecks and use good coding 
patterns to avoid them in the first place

Required qualifications:
• 5 + years software development experience
• BS in Computer Science or related degree required. MS preferred
• Experience in developing high performance, scalable and highly available web services using J2EE and frameworks such as RESTEasy and Jersey
• Comfortable using application server frameworks, for example Tomcat & JBOSS
• Knowledge of object-oriented design and design patterns, and programming skills
• Experience in designing, developing and delivering software and/or platforms for used by other developers
• Should be a strong advocate of good coding standards and like the use of coding tools that will push to improve the delivered code like Sonar. 
• Good at identifying performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns to avoid them in the first place.
• Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON and SOAP/WSDL.
• Expert in Java: language features, Object Oriented and modular programming (Design Patterns are a plus), profiling/tuning, garbage collection; proven track record of challenging systems-level Java development.
• Proficiency with at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, Unix Shell Script etc.)
• Knowledge of SQL or PL/SQL
• Excellent communication and writing skills

Desired Skills:
• Familiarity with Java/J2EE Technologies like JDBC, JSP, Spring MVC, JSTL, Struts, Hibernate, SOAP, RESTful
• Familiarity with GIT,Mock, Continuous Integration systems (Hudson/Jenkins) & Bug Tracking (Jira) tools 
• Proficiency with XML/XSL frameworks 
• Experience with using Agile/Scrum methodology for software development 

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



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