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Software Engineer - Cloud Onboarding in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/13/2021

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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 392 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.

PayPal is looking for a Cloud Systems Engineer for PayPal's Cloud Onboarding team.

The candidate will:

  • Build and onboard compute servers for PayPal Bare Metal Platform and Private Cloud (Hypervisor).
  • Troubleshoot issues related to hardware, networking, provisioning tools that may arise during server onboarding.
  • Work with the private cloud team and solve issues related to hypervisor provisioning.
  • Maintain Linux Servers based on Ubuntu, Oracle Linux & Red Hat operating systems at a scale of 40,000 servers.
  • Work with internal customers for hardware tuning for optimal performance.
  • Make production changes as needed in the operating system by following change management guidelines.
  • Standard system administration duties including OS install, System/Application install and patch management, Linux problem determination and resolution, log analysis, etc.
  • Work with hardware support vendors, for hardware break fix, update firmware and BIOS as recommended by the hardware manufacturers.
  • Create tools for automating routine tasks to reduce manual work.
  • Skills in analyzing complex problems, troubleshooting and resolving them and ability to create and consistently maintain, reliable systems documentation.

Qualifications & Skill Set Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience managing Linux systems at an enterprise level.
  • Experience in Puppet configuration management systems & Ansible playbooks required.
  • A strong understanding of core infrastructure services & basic networking concepts like Subnets, VLANs, Jumbo Frames, LACP, ACLs, DNS, DHCP, SSH, etc. required
  • Strong programming skills with Python, Bash or Perl required.
  • Experience in OS installation kickstart process like PXE boot, TFTP or similar.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot server hardware across several manufacturers and platforms (including, but no limited to Supermicro, Dell, HP, Lenovo).
  • Strong knowledge on Multiple Linux Flavors like Ubuntu, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat.
  • Experience managing a cloud environment required, open stack a plus.
  • Strong Analytical & logical Skills on with large scale of Systems.
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbal and written.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of formal education, experience preferred.
  • Must have a strong technical background and understand system architecture and design, operating systems, network infrastructure, software installation on test platforms, database, and operating systems.

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