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Software Engineer 3 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/9/2022

Job Snapshot

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.

Messaging Infrastructure team builds and manages the messaging platform that enables asynchronous communication across loosely integrated systems for all of PayPal. This platform serves a variety of SLA requirements that span the entire spectrum of messaging and streaming – from lossless transactional (aka ACID) messaging (zero data loss) to low-latency messaging (in milliseconds) and high throughput streaming (6M+ messages per sec and growing). If you are excited about pushing a Kafka cluster that streams around 500 billion events per day to go beyond 1 trillion events per day, then this team is a perfect match for you. If the thought of working on a platform that moves $2B+ in daily payment volume excites you, you’ve come to the right team. If you believe in building services whose Quality-Of-Service (QoS) parameters should be as easy as adjusting the dials of a thermostat, then let’s chat more. You will work on building & managing products from the ground up as well as identifying exciting new open-source components/technologies and hardening them (99.9999% reliability) to scale at the levels expected of PayPal’s platform services.

Job Description:

•       Prototype new ideas in infrastructure for management and operation of PayPal’s Messaging & Streaming Platforms

•       Analyze, Engineer and improve stability, efficiency, and scalability of the messaging platform

•       Work closely with Architects, lead engineers and business on product design and features.

•       Prototype ideas quickly using cutting edge technologies

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

•       Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field; Bachelor's with a minimum of 2 years of directly related work experience.

•       3+ years of experience building distributed systems software infrastructure platforms using C, C++, Java, Go or Scala

•       Skilled in Operating Systems like Linux/Unix at the system call API level 

•       Knowledge of TCP/IP BSD socket networking API

•       Experience with relational database systems like Oracle, PostgreSQL or MySQL is preferable

•       Experience working with messaging infrastructure like Apache ActiveMQ and Apache Kafka is highly desirable

•       Experience with at least one of the cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform (GCP),  Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure

•       Experience with cloud native technologies like Docker and Kubernetes

•       Experience in at least one dynamic language such as Perl, Python or Ruby.

•       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•       Motivated and interested delivering results, especially in the area of writing high-performance, reliable and maintainable code.

•       Ability to adapt to new development environments, changing business requirements and learning new systems highly desired.

•       Good team player, able to effectively work across multiple teams on solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements in a fast-paced environment


•       Prior experience building/operating large-scale distributed systems and services

Contributions to open-source projects preferably in the platform space

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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