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Senior Network Engineer - Cloud Backbone in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/3/2022

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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.

Job Description Summary This position is part of PayPal's TPX (Technology Platforms and Experiences) organization. We deliver a seamlessly scalable, exceptionally efficient, highly reliable infrastructure and services platform in a hybrid cloud environment. The infrastructure engineering team designs delivers and operates large-scale private and public cloud infrastructure for PayPal development and production environments. This is one of the largest hybrid cloud infrastructures in the world and runs on multiple technology stacks. Global Network Services team responsible for architecture, design, and develop a global site network to enable PayPal to serve customers in 200 countries across the globe. We are the team responsible for delivering a global network footprint to deliver uninterrupted services to our customers. As part of our next-generation network transformation journey, we are seeking a seasoned, passionate, and multifaced Cloud Backbone Network Engineer to join the Global Network Services team at PayPal.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Participate and lead backbone network design/architecture for on-prem and public cloud migration.  

  • Design and build hybrid connectivity between on-prem and public clouds with advanced knowledge of interconnectivity options.  

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and business unit leadership in developing project objectives and timelines.  

  • Participate and own the delivery from the Network team for PayPal’s infrastructure organic growth and business requirements.  

  • Drive detailed definition of feature requirements through discussions with product managers and customers.  

  • Work with vendors, clients, carriers and technical staff on network implementation, optimization, and ongoing network management.  

  • Produce work breakdown structures & plan to execute complex network changes, migrations, and upgrades to avoid any service impact.  

  • Create and define network engineering best practices, documentation, and building MOP & SOP.  

  • Interface with internal teams, customers, and partners  

  • Troubleshoot internal/external connectivity issues.  

  • Take ownership of network incidents, outages, escalations, and deep diving to find the root cause and prevention plan.  

  • Review network capacity and develop plans to meet current and future demand.  

  • Provide high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, routers, switches, and firewalls  

  • A Positive "can do" attitude with the ability to articulate thoughts and ideas and see them to fruition.  

Job Requirements: -  

  • 10+ years of Network experience in managing large scale global networks, preferable financial networks space.  

  • Experience with one of the Public Cloud network Environments – AWS/ GCP/Azure.  

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of cloud network engineering.  

  • Deep understanding of AWS/GCP/AZURE services like VPC, Direct Connect, Transit Gateways, VPN.  

  • Deep working experience with internet routing protocols and concepts: TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF/IS-IS, MPLS and network virtualization (VRF).  

  • Hands-on experience with Juniper MX, QFX & Cisco Platforms.  

  • Hands-on experience in implementing Cloud routing & Hybrid Interconnectivity Architecture.  

  • Experience in interfacing with carriers for peering, circuit delivery, troubleshooting and migration.  

  • Automation & scripting Experience preferably in Terraform & Python. 

  • Experience in network design, operations and troubleshooting methodologies  

  • Having Networking & Cloud certifications like JNCIP/JNCIE, AWS or GCP Network speciality certification is a huge plus.  

  • Bachelor’s in computer networks/Science or relevant technical field  



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.