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Gateway Sustainability Software Engineer in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/27/2021

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Job Description

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.

Staff Software Engineer

About Us: 

Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there. 

We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life. 

Check us out: GitHub | Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | The Muse | Glassdoor 

  

The Team: 

We’re looking for software engineers to join our Gateway Sustainability team. We are focused on the performance, operability, maintainability, reliability, and scalability of the public APIs at the heart of Braintree’s payment processing. The team confronts tough problems with curiosity, data, and pragmatism. We dive into the internals of programming frameworks and software libraries. We build software to make better experiences for our customers and our engineers. 

Our engineers have the chance to work on various teams and stacks. Although we primarily work with Ruby on Rails applications, we believe in using the best tool for the job.  

Here’s more information about how we work: 

  • Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. We work directly with other teams. 

  • We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. Software engineers test, release and monitor their own code. 

  • We pair program. We believe that we do our best work when we work together. You always have a teammate to help you. 

  • We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements. 

  • We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product. 

  

Types of projects we work on: 

  • We incrementally make sweeping performance improvements to our most critical systems by monitoring, profiling, and tuning REST API applications.  

  • We make it easier for other engineers to catch anti-patterns by building tools, test specs, and scripts. 

  • We migrate software to new infrastructure architectures. 

  • We maintain and evolve libraries and modules that empower other engineers, such as feature flagging, caching, and database sharding. 

 

What we look for in you: 

  • 5+ years’ experience building web applications on the backend. 

  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment, with pair programming and fluid interactions between products, platform, and operations teams. 

  • Interest in test driven development and specific experiences using data and testing to create solutions and solve problems. 

  • Focus on building utilizing an agile approach, communicating and digesting real time feedback, and learning new things daily. 

Perks: 

  • Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge. 

  • Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking. 

  • Check out our Careers page for more company perks. 

  

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply. You can also check out our FAQ

 


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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