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Sr. Software Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

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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 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 Pricing team is responsible for the systems that support fee and foreign exchange (FX) for PayPal’s payments system. Other systems that are developed and supported by the team provides an ability to set up experiments in price sensitivity as well as suggest optimal pricing strategies based on historic data.

We are looking for a strong Java  Engineer to join us in changing the future of payments.

What you’ll do

  • Design, and implement complex, multi-tier distributed software applications, document and test systems, modify as appropriate.
  • Lead projects with other engineers, architects, managers, and Product Management, QA, and Operations teams to design and develop innovative processes and create solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Be a technical leader within your team and within PayPal in general
  • Provide technical and project leadership and mentoring.
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team
  • Build new APIs to enhance the portfolio of PayPal’s one of the most popular service.
  • Build performance sensitive systems that serve tens of millions of requests each day.
  • Build and take operational responsibility of Java services that serve millions of users
  • Be an active voice in architectural decisions for PayPal’s core payments system
  • Be a master of your own destiny errr code. Build robust testing scripts/systems to break our APIs and eventually fix them
  • Lead engineering efforts, plan implementations, and rollout system changes. Participate in release management and on-call duties, review recommendations for project or production issues and diagnostics

Who you are

  • You know how to write highly scalable and distributed Java services
  • You drive technical projects and take pride in building systems that are used by millions of users every day.
  • You have experience in developing mid-tier services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
  • You have worked on traditional and non-traditional SORs from Oracle to Couchbase and Cassandra
  • You think Agile is the way to go for faster development until something better comes along.
  • You call Linux and Vim as your best buddies.
  • You have great communication skills.
  • You think POC (proof of concept) is the faster way to prove a point.
  • You are passionate about PayPal and its mission to “build the Web’s most convenient, secure, cost-effective payment solution.”

Requirements: 

  • Strong Java/J2EE skills required 
  • Demonstrable programming abilities in Java and other languages like Python, XML, HTML, C++.
  • Understanding of algorithmic techniques, design patterns and best practices.
  • Knowledge/experience with web services (REST / SOAP) and ORM (Hibernate)
  • Knowledge/experience with Spring MVC
  • Curiosity about how things work and the behavior of finding the answers. Flexible and adapting the changing circumstances, tenacious.
  • Knowledge/experience with Unix. Knowledge/experience with relational databases, NoSQL databases. Knowledge/experience with applying Big O Notation to algorithms.
  • Knowledge/experience with GitHub. Knowledge/experience with Service Oriented Architectures.

Basic Quals: 5+ years and at least a BSE (or equivalent).


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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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