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Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/24/2021

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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 392 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.

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 375 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. PayPal’s “Consumer In Store” team is looking for a staff software engineer to lead and develop state of the art software applications and platform that facilitate our customers transacting in physical shops and stores. As one of the senior most members of technical staff, you will develop and influence the product experience for PayPal’s customers in 200+ countries. The ideal candidate has experience building public experiences and APIs, and managing teams that operate services at high scale. Agile development, ability to lead and mentor other junior members of team, hands-on technology skills, positive work ethic and a collaborative mind set are the key to your success in this role. You will be working with various cross functional groups (business, product, analytics, user experience design and engineering) and will require admirable articulation, negotiation and influencing skills given the level of visibility. Experience or awareness of the payments industry is a big plus.

The primary role of the Staff Software Engineer is to provide technical and domain expertise in the design and delivery of software and infrastructure for PayPal's payment applications. Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be multi-disciplinary, and is a multi-talented senior member of the technical team. The duties performed by the Staff Engineer vary, and may span technical design and consultancy, troubleshooting, performance analysis, process improvement, and technology development, etc. The Staff Engineer has a stewardship role in ensuring the continued growth and improvement of the environment, capabilities and stature of the group. The individual is expected to be a self-starter and a team player, with a strong drive for results and continuous innovations. The individual should be able to deliver work with minimal supervision and work with geographical distributed teams in collaborative manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with engineering managers, product managers, designers, engineers, etc. to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs w.r.t functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Provide technical and domain thought-leadership and mentoring to other members of the team.
  • Deliver code in an agile team environment.
  • Review and approve software design and implemented code.
  • Identify areas of technical improvement and make detailed business cases for improvements or new areas of opportunities.
  • Maintain and enhance the existing architectural documentations and create the new one as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering and 7+ years of related industry experience. 
  • Candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team to define, design, implement, test, document, release rollout and support complex software applications for PayPal.
  • Experience in developing backend and mid-tier services in Java, Spring, Hibernate, Node.js.
  • Experience in developing RESTful, GraphQL or other SOA services.
  • Skilled at writing Unit and Automation tests, experience with frameworks like Selenium/JUnit/JMeter etc.
  • Strong computer science foundational knowledge in Data Structures, Algorithms, Object-Oriented Design Principles.
  • Desired understanding of SQL/NoSQL Databases, such as: Oracle, JDBC and ORM frameworks (e.g. Hibernate). 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and being open minded about solving a technical problem in more than one way.
  • Ability to work on different applications with quick context switching and being able to debug complicated applications with relative ease.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; ability to produce clear, concise communications and documentation.
  • Highly effective at working in cross-functional groups and getting results in geographically distributed matrix organizations.


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.


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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