Sr. Big Data Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

Job Snapshot

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 286 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.

The Global Product Data Services is a newly formed team in the Payments organization under Customer Experiences and Technology. Its vision is to “Provide Enterprise Product Data at lower cost and better quality”. To achieve this vision, we are looking for people with a passion and curiosity to solve customer problems with data. The internal stakeholders for the Program include, but are not limited to, PayPal Inc.’s Product Teams, Accounting and Finance, Sales, Risk, Customer Service, Treasury and Strategy Teams. Our External stakeholders include Regulators, Customers, Third Party Service Providers and Banks.

The Position is for a Sr. Big Data Developer to work on a Real time data integration hub with Transaction State Management. This involves working across PayPal and its subsidiaries to ingest payments, contextual and end to end transaction state data into an Operational Data Store for downstream analytics by multiple stakeholders.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced big data engineers, to join a highly skilled team of experienced professionals, which believe in best-of-breed software craftsmanship, clean and elegant coding, using the right tool for the job, and always exploring and learning new technologies and approaches.

As an engineer, you will be responsible for working on applications and services that handle all types of PayPal transactions. You will work in a fast-paced environment, where continuous innovation and experimentation are a given. You will master both established and cutting-edge technologies like Java, Spring, J2EE, Oracle, Casandra, Storm, Kafka, Druid, Hadoop, MongoDB, CouchBase among others.

Typical GPDS team engineer responsibilities include:

  • Design, development, and testing of features/functions delivered via applications and services
  • Collaborating with peers and seniors both within their team and across the organization
  • Working with product managers using agile methodologies to deliver high quality solutions on time
  • Working with operations teams to ensure your applications and services are highly available and reliable
  • Supporting your applications and/or services as and when required on a 24x7 basis

Successful GPDS team engineers will:

  • Be driven to get results and not let anything get in your way
  • Be proactive and anticipate/handle most issues before they blowup
  • Exhibit a strong backbone and challenge the status quo when needed
  • Demonstrate a high level of curiosity and keep abreast of the latest technologies
  • Show pride of ownership and strive for excellence in everything they do
  • Design, develop, test, and debug large scale complex platform using big data technologies.
  • Develop web applications and tools for the effective management and operation of PayPal’s big data platform.
  • Analyze and improve stability, efficiency, and scalability of the platform.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and business on product design and feature.

Job Requirements:

  • 4 + years software development experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree required. MS preferred, in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related quantitative discipline
  • Expert in Java programming
  • Expert in Spring, RESTful API, Services
  • Expert in database/storage technologies like Oracle,MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on.
  • Experience on Big Data Technologies such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Hive, HBase
  • Competent in designing and building Restful Services in a commercial setting
  • Competent in design/implementation for reliability, availability, scalability and performance
  • Competent in software engineering tools and best practices
  • SQL development experience

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



  1. Software Engineer Jobs
  2. Project Engineer Jobs