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Sr. Infrastructure Engineer in Shanghai at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/26/2020

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 305 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 Product & Technology, China team is looking for a strong technologist to join the team Our mission is to deliver a secure, rapidly scalable, and resilient infrastructure foundation that enables PayPal China Products and Services. To do this, we focus on delivering our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and empowering our internal teams with the technical capabilities they need, when they need it, to make the very best products for our customers. We apply software engineering principles to the design, delivery, and operation of one of the largest hybrid cloud infrastructures in the world. Every day we drive closer toward our vision of a seamless and frictionless infrastructure as a competitive advantage helping PayPal China win. Job Description - As Sr. Infrastructure Software Engineer, your experience in software engineering, Infrastructure as Code, traditional infrastructure engineering and systems management will be critical to your success in our hybrid cloud journey. You will build on your background for designing and implementing secure, low latency, highly efficient, highly available Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities. You will be innovative and hands-on as you work on cross functional teams to shape every aspect of PayPal China's infrastructure. As the staff technical engineer, you will mentor and influence engineers.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Infrastructure Design, working with Engineering and Product counterparts across the organization.
  • Build from the ground up reliable infrastructure to deliver highly scalable services
  • Automate the deployment, administration and monitoring of our large-scale environments on premise or in cloud
  • Learn about our exciting applications and services and be an active partner in shaping their future
  • Work closely with development teams to improve the operability and security of our systems
  • Find areas of inefficient practices and redundant or barely differentiated tools and lead efforts to eliminate and standardize so we can move faster
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • Excellent documentation and verbal+written communication skills in Chinese and English
  • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure design and engineering. Demonstrated experience with Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Strong Software Engineering background is required. Experience automating repetitive operational tasks using Python and/or shell. Mastering of at least one development language, such as Python or Java.
  • Deep, hands-on experience with building and operating Object Storage including Ceph.
  • Deep, hands-on experience with building and operating scalable middleware like message systems, Kafka, Elastic Search, etc.
  • Deep, hands-on experience with foundational infrastructure capabilities, including HA, DR, Network, Routing, Firewall, DNS, LDAP, Storage, DB, NOSQL, Linux Administration and configuration management
  • Experience developing Ansible, Puppet or Salt

Nice to have

  • Experience in payments and financial services compliance, regulatory governance, payments ecosystems, payment processing flows is a plus
  • Deep, hands-on experience migrating large-scale systems to public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and other public cloud is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with clustering technologies such as Mesos and Kubernetes, containers, and supporting large-scale, performant, distributed systems operating and monitoring is a plus

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