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Tech Lead- Platform as a Service in New York at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/11/2020

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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.

As an Engineer on the Platform as a Service team at Venmo, you are a thoughtful and collaborative technologist who loves to build maintainable, scalable, and reliable platform services. In this role, you’ll ensure standardization and stability of our platform, empowering Venmo’s product engineering teams to rapidly innovate on amazing new features. As a PaaS Engineer at Venmo, you will be responsible for making engineering design decisions and developing features pertaining to the services that are the backbone of Venmo. You will be expected to lead the conversation on coding standards, frameworks, platforms and other best practices for the rest of Venmo’s engineering team.

What You’ll Do
  • Create and implement architecture consistent with enterprise architecture standards, guidelines and principles and work with engineering to ensure that implementations are consistent with the spirit of these principles and timeline.
  • Understand the broader business and contribute to technology direction
  • Develop novel architecture and services that gain measurable business improvements
  • Build APIs that support new features in the iOS and Android mobile Apps
  • Mentor a team of software engineers on your team
  • Establish engineering best practices
  • Carry out code reviews
What We’re Looking For
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study.
  • 5+ years experience in software development or a related field.
  • Experience working on large, distributed systems; our stack uses Kafka, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills; our stack is in JAVA, Python using Django and Tornado frameworks
  • Experience developing monitoring for high availability, production systems; our stack uses Grafana, SumoLogic, Kibana, ElasticSearch
  • Experience mentoring and developing software engineer

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