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Sr. Architect in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/13/2022

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.

PayPal is looking for a highly talented and motivated Tech Lead to support the internal Global Safety & Security (mainly covering Physical Security Technologies) and Legal functions. This individual will be responsible for technically supporting both day to day operations and also helping to turn our multi-year business and technology transformation vision into reality. The Tech Lead will achieve success by relying on their superior soft and hard skills to navigate and excel in our Agile and fast-moving technology culture. This person will take a role partnering directly with our business stakeholders and technologists to solve challenges related to information security, networking, disaster recovery and scalability, system design and business workflows.

  • Drive technical designs to consensus and approval within GSS and Legal’s cross-functional technology teams.
  • Deliver quality High Level Design documentation for new initiatives and updates to existing solutions, that may be leveraged by other technology teams to drive the implementation
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business domains and enterprise technology inventory of GSS and Legal to craft solution roadmaps that both achieve business objectives and maximize reuse.
  • Design and oversee end-to-end solutions that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be leveraged and extended for future requirements.
  • Participate and drive technical aspects of the selection of vendor solutions, including developing questions for vendors that highlight key capabilities for the business and working on scoring responses to RFPs.
  • Provide regular high-level communications to the executive staff and detailed communications to domain stakeholders
  • Work with Development Managers, Program Managers, Architects, and Lead Engineers in scoping, phasing, and sizing domain product launches
  • Proactively engage with other team-members and cross-functional teams to ensure all open issues are identified & resolved.
  • Produce diagrams, reference architecture, domain models, and other artifacts that describe complex problems and end-to-end solutions.
  • Specify robust, responsive architecture and design aligned to our end-state through active business and technology partner engagement.
  • Leverage organization savvy to connect the dots, expose product and delivery opportunities, and then execute.

Job Requirements

  • Extensive experience dealing with design and architecture related to Information Security, Networking, Database, Disaster Recovery, Resilience and Scalability.
  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise Information Security patterns and approaches related to deployment and integration of on premise and SaaS software. Knowledge and experience with high availability patterns and technologies related to clustering and load balancing a plus.
  • Integration experience involving on premise and SAAS applications, including using Integration as a Service platforms.
  • Cloud architecture experience (Azure , GCP in particular), including migration and deployment of on-premise applications to 3rd party cloud infrastructure.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with at least 6 years of architecting, designing and delivering enterprise-grade, distributed, mission-critical applications. Experience with UML and Design tools such as Visio, Gliffy a plus.
  • Must possess a proven track record of developing business vision, developing technical architectures to address that vision, and communicating that vision with technologists to make that vision a reality
  • Must exhibit strong leadership and exceptional technical skills
  • Must possess a track record of innovation and execution in a high-pressure environment
  • Make timely, high-quality decisions, based on limited information
  • Proficient using industry standards and technical expertise to establish best practices and strategic technical solutions.
  • Deep understanding of Software Architecture and Design patterns.
  • Experience around design and deployment of Physical Security Technologies (Video Management and Access Control) a plus.

BSCS or BSEE or Other Related 4yr Technical Degree

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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