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Software Engineer in Los Angeles at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/13/2021

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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.

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join Honey. This person will focus on the systems that power Honey’s Offers Product. As a Software Engineer, you'll develop end to end solutions that are deployed into our cloud based production environment. You can expect to work with a cross disciplinary team including front end engineers, backend engineers, data scientists, data engineers, quality assurance and product management to enhance existing product features and build new ones. You will be joining one of the most exciting teams at Honey, where we are revolutionizing how our members save money with Honey exclusive savings that no other company in the world can offer! Honey is a fast-growing company based in Los Angeles, and we’ve recently joined the PayPal family to help supercharge our mission of creating fairness and value for everyone. We’ve built a community of over 20 million online shoppers and use the collective insights of our members to power an online shopping platform that allows everyone to shop smarter, together. With that, we are excited to say we’re hiring! We are actively seeking a backend engineer on the Honey Offers team!

About You: 

If you’re on the fence about whether you meet all of the requirements for this role, please apply! 

  • You write idiomatic JavaScript/Node.js, Golang, Java, Python, Scala, or Ruby 

  • You use a modern version-control system for your source code repository (Git, Mercurial, GitHub, BitBucket) 

  • You have a grasp of code best practices 

  • You know how to use a framework to create robust and reliable HTTP-based APIs 

  • You know about continuous integration systems like Travis, Jenkins, or CircleCI (we use Circle) 

  • You have deployed to staging environments before production 

  • You are willing and able to deploy, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain your systems in production 

  • You’ve worked with SQL; we mostly use Google’s Spanner and BigQuery 

  • Comfortable building and maintaining data infrastructure in the cloud; we use GCP 


In this role, you’ll: 

  • Design, build and operate Honey’s APIs with a focus on performance and reliability 

  • Participate in new feature development for Honey’s engineers to interact with our backend data architecture 

  • Evaluate storage technologies and methodologies with an eye toward scalability and performance 

  • Design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with 5+ other software engineers. 

  • Leverage your peers as multipliers for your skills to create excellent products and services for Honey’s 10+ million users 

  • Build GraphQL-based APIs and resolvers using JavaScript 

  • Help to design, implement, and maintain data pipelines that process millions of messages per day 

  • Work closely with a project manager for your mission team on product requirements and translating those requirements to technical solutions  

Bonus Points for: 

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Docker 

  • Experience with a distributed SQL platform like Google Spanner 

  • Experience with DataFlow, Hadoop, MapReduce, or other “Big Data” systems 

  • Experience with streaming platforms (PubSub, Kafka, Kinesis) and near-real-time data pipelines 

At Honey, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.  

Honey is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. 

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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