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Software Engineer, Risk in Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

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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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients in over 159 countries and counting around the world. We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to help us strengthen our world class risk prevention and mitigation systems in order to successfully combat cybercrime. Risk Xoom Engineering team is responsible for fraud detection, risk management and regulatory compliance services across PayPal - globally. To achieve this we are always looking at advances in technology likes AI, Machine learning and data science and tying those back to business needs. Our engineers build strong competencies in data structures and algorithms, along with a deep understanding of business processes

In this versatile role, you will be responsible for helping shape the future of mission-critical risk systems.

You will collaborate closely with engineering, product, and operations to design and develop features for our highly complex and heavily distributed risk environment.


* 5+ years of professional Java experience with emphasis on core Java API and open source packages

* Solid object-oriented design and programming background

* Experience with NoSQL solutions e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic Search, Hadoop, Neo4J, Redis

* Hands-on experience with data gathering and transformation using SQL, JSON , and XML

* Experience with service-oriented architecture and REST-based web service development.

* Sound API design and knowledge of HTTP principles is vital

* Experience with Spring framework

* Knowledge of message brokers like RabbitMQ

* Proficient working on UNIX systems

* Ability to turn requirements into successful technical solutions

* Logical thinker with sound analytical skills

* Passion for developing code by writing effective mock, unit, and integration tests first

* Good understanding of open source frameworks and when to use them and when not to use them

* Good written and verbal communication skills

* Must be able to work effectively in cross-functional teams

* Willingness to learn and grow within the organization

* Experience in troubleshooting applications using Unix tools, Splunk, and common sense

* Eager to search and explore new libraries and technologies as opposed to reinventing the wheel

* Relentless attention to detail

* Comfortable working in an Agile environment.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills.

* Interest in the payments industry.

Nice to have:

* Experience with online fraud and anti-cybercrime tools and services

* Knowledge of financial systems

* Experience with regulatory compliance in finance

* Background in statistics, quantitative data analysis or data-mining

* Understanding or experience in Messaging systems like KAFKA, AMQ, JMS etc.


BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical training and professional work experience

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



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