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Application Security Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/7/2021

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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 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.

We are looking for a passionate Software Engineer to join PayPal's growing Application Security team in our Austin office. Should be a hands-on full stack developer, responsible for designing, implementing and building large scale backend API/UI which are resilient, configurable and scalable. Should have passion for learning, and a willingness to focus on Application Security as a career path.

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 254 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 min over 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

About PayPal:

We build big and new products to drive worldwide commerce. Be it the next mobile payments solution, or a high availability money movement platform, we solve problems on a scale you can't find elsewhere. PayPal continues to push the boundaries of technology by investing in individuals who passionately believe in the potential of innovative technologies that make up global marketplaces.

PayPal is looking for a Security Engineering Manager to manage a selected group of software engineers who ensure the security of PayPal’s data by building highly scalable products for attack mitigation at the application defense layer. As an Engineering Manager (EM), you will drive the day-to-day execution of technical and architectural decisions. EM will own engineering deliverables inclusive of solving dependencies such as architecture, solutions, sequencing, and working with other engineering delivery teams.

We are looking for a passionate Software Engineer to join PayPal's growing Application Security team in our Austin office.  Should be a hands-on full stack developer, responsible for designing, implementing and building large scale backend API/UI which are resilient, configurable and scalable.

 Should have passion for learning, and a willingness to focus on Application Security as a career path. 

Job responsibilities 

  • Implement and support integrations with Application Security tools including SAST, DAST, OSS and OS vulnerability scanning. 
  • Building backend restful APIs which are highly scalable and performant.
  • Visualizing security scan posture/various metrics via GUI.
  • Own end-to-end quality of deliverables during all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Should ensure code quality, automate everything possible and efficiently monitor it.
  • Work as part of the AppSec team using Agile methodologies. 

Job requirements 

  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience and proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, NodeJS.  
  • Experience building RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, CSS.  
  • Have strong foundational knowledge in Object-Oriented Design Principles, Data Structures, SQL/NoSQL.
  • Experience in test framework like Junit, TestNG, Selenium.
  • Experience with shell scripting in Unix/Linux environments.  
  • Experience building enterprise software in a team environment.  
  • Strong software design skills and ability to learn new technologies quickly.  
  • Has knowledge on Application Security tools including SAST, DAST, and OSS vulnerability scanning.  
  • Experience working with product development teams to identify and implement security improvements.  
  • Knowledge of OWASP top-10 and a deep understanding of web application and mobile app vulnerabilities. 
  • Knowledge of the following technologies: Docker, Jenkins

We know that confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting you. Please don't hesitate to apply.

We provide equal employment opportunity 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, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

We're a 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.


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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