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Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore, Karnataka, India at PayPal

Date Posted: 12/23/2021

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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. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

The PayPal Personalization platform is the central decision engine to choose the most relevant message/experience to be surfaced to the end-user. This requires the platform to be built with scalable, performant, and robust infrastructure to be able to make this decision in a few 10 ms. The platform receives ~1 Billion requests per day which further adds to the complexity in the way the platform needs to be coded. As a staff software engineer, you will design, build, and optimize our decisioning system. You will own projects end-to-end and drive design decisions that benefit millions of users worldwide.

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 210 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 consumer organization at PayPal focuses on new products and capabilities offered to the consumer segment of PayPal users. This organization is responsible for all the experiences and services offered to buyers and casual sellers. Some of the areas of focus are P2P payments, Incentives, login dashboard, shopping experience and consumer utilities like contact book and device management.

One of the core branches of the consumer organization is the Personalization Platform. This platform’s core KPI is to improve the engagement of PayPal customers with PayPal products and experiences and in the process, increase adoption. There are two critical paths for personalization, Product, and Marketing, which translates to the best product experience, personalized for a user at a point in time, and the best marketing message personalized for a user. In both cases, the customer is at the center, to surface the best and the most relevant experiences for them to be pleased with the experience. There are various systems involved, like segmentation platform, personalization platform, channel management, etc.; to realize one of these experiences, all these systems work independently to compute massive data and a management platform is used to tie these together.

From an integration standpoint, the personalization platform is the central decision engine to choose the most relevant message/experience to be surfaced to the end-user. This is decided based on various factors like the segment of the user, different messages competing with priority ranking, contextual data, frequency of the message rendered, customer interaction metrics, etc. This requires the platform to be built with scalable, performant, and robust infrastructure to be able to make this decision in a few 10 ms. The platform receives ~500 million requests per day which further adds to the complexity in the way the platform needs to be coded.

The primary role of the Engineer is to provide expertise and deliver code for the Personalization platform systems and components. This person is highly technical, understands the e-commerce domain very well, and is well versed in software implementation.

PayPal technology stack for the platform includes components in java like services, daemons, batches, etc. to work, the candidate should be able to work on these stacks with relative ease.

An engineer working on this platform will be exposed to some of the most complicated problems to deal with, in terms of technology and business. Personalizing marketing and product use cases is a challenge, and having the ability to do it for the same user in the most efficient way will push the engineer to the limit.

Beyond this, the successful candidate is expected to be multi-disciplinary and is a multi-talented member of the technical team. 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.

Responsibilities:

Work as full-time Senior Developer for the team. Ability to craft the long-term technology strategy or vision for the team. Ability to represent the personalization platform to the PayPal organization. Mentor juniors in the team and help them to sharpen their technical finesse. Ability to reduce tech debt and have a plan to remove them from the system. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a team to define, design, implement, test, release rollout, and support software applications for PayPal. Work with business units to crystallize business needs into product features. Work with engineering managers, engineers & QA to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs w.r.t functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementations schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles. Develop new team capabilities to ensure continued competence and relevance in supporting the software development needs of PayPal's business. Define and devise processes, tools, and methodologies to achieve excellence in software development, testing, and deployment. Follow the team processes like Agile etc.

Job Requirements:

  • BE in Computer Science or Engineering and 7+ years related industry experience
  • Highly analytical, innovative, and able to think strategically and to develop comprehensive detailed specifications.
  • 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 matrix organizations.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work on concurrent assignments with different priorities

  • Working knowledge of finance industry standards and practices preferred.
  • Highly competent hands-on experience in the following:
  • Enterprise architecture/software design/implementation, particularly large-scale web-based systems. (J2EE)
  • Java programming in Linux/Unix environment
  • OO-based analysis and design
  • SOA / Web Services
  • MVC frameworks such as Spring along with Sprint boot
  • Software design and development methodologies, including Agile methods
  • Source Control (GIT experience is an advantage)
  • Unit testing frameworks such as JUnit, Google Test
  • Database design and optimization. (Oracle/MySQL)
  • Scripting Languages (Shell, Python, Perl) would be a plus
  • Jenkins/Hudson, Maven/Ant, RESTs experiences would be a plus

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. 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 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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