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Staff Software Engineer in Chennai at PayPal

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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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 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.

Cause partner fundraising platform team is responsible for • The systems that raises donations for charities through various partner sites like eBay, Facebook, GoFundMe etc in collaboration with PayPal Giving Funds (PPGF). • The systems that processes direct fundraising in EU and Latin American markets • The overall charity onboarding systems • The Global charity vetting and confirmation processes.

We’re looking for a strong Java Software Engineer who is passionate about giving to join our talented pool of engineers in making strides in the giving sector to change the future of fundraising.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in the full development lifecycle, including design, coding, automated testing, and production releases of backend services
  • Be a problem solver and drive to get results
  • Able to find and fix performance, scalability and other live issues in a time critical environment
  • Prototype ideas quickly using cutting edge technologies
  • Communicate effectively to peers and leadership on tasks and projects
  • Collaborate closely with front-end, architecture and cross-functional teams and deliver compelling solutions
  • Passion for code quality, maintainability and testability 
  • Lead and mentor junior engineers


  • 8+ years of experience in a Software Engineer role
  • Proven track record working with real-world projects, solid understanding of software development/delivery lifecycle
  • Development experience with high-traffic backend services
  • Strong CS fundamentals, solid knowledge of OOP/OOD, GoF design patterns
  • Proficiency with Java stack and JVM (memory/performance tuning, GC)
  • Mastery of Java, JUnit, Maven, Jenkins.
  • Mastery of open-source Java Frameworks, including Spring MVC.
  • Mastery of SQL
  • Direct experience with concepts such as SOA, REST APIs, message-based communication.
  • Experience with GitHub, Jira
  • Comfortable with Agile and Scrum
  • Experience with Kafka/RabbitMQ (or any message broker) as well hands-on with containerisation (Docker) is a plus
  • BE/B-Tech in Computer Science or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working experience with REST APIs, Java and Spring
  • Frontend experience, as well as any other language, is also beneficial
  • Prior Technical Leadership experience is a huge plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify performance bottlenecks and use good coding patterns
  • Enthusiastic to learn new things and work on new frameworks
  • Customer focused

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



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