Application Security Quality Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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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 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.

PayPal AppSec Tools and Engineering team is looking for an Application Security Quality Engineer to create, test and deploy measurably effective Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) tools/practices throughout the company.

Primary Job Responsibilities


PayPal AppSec Tools and Engineering team is looking for an Application Security Quality Engineer to create, test and deploy measurably effective Secure Product Lifecycle (SPLC) tools/practices throughout the company.


In Application Security Quality Engineer role, expect the following responsibilities:


SPLC Tools - Development, Testing, Deployment, Administration, and Support:


• Recommend, evaluate, test, integrate, deploy, and enforce security tools including static, binary and dynamic analyzers, fuzzers, security frameworks, etc.

• SPLC Tools administration, upgrades, rulepack updates, patching, etc.

• Functional testing and ensuring the quality of the deliverables from the larger AppSec engineering team

• Integration testing of our SPLC tools with various build/test environments

• Performance testing and benchmarking of our security tools across various stacks, languages and rulepacks

• Driving the testing and deployment of our scanning tools across various CI environments

•  L1/L2 support to our developers and coordination with our tool vendors to file bugs, enhancement requests, etc.

• Provide information security consulting services to internal development groups. Interface and drive communication with stakeholders (including vendors as needed) on various aspects of in-flight projects.

• Be proactive to learn any new technology relevant to assigned task


Job Requirements:


The candidate should have a background in application development or quality assurance with good exposure to application security and developing/deploying proactive security solutions and with expertise in automation and functional testing.


• BS in EE/CS with minimum of 6 years (or MS with 4 years) of experience in fast-paced and agile environments

• Good understanding of QA methodologies and automation. 

• Scripting experience in Perl or Python  

• Ability to come up with test scenarios and write test plans and test cases 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

• Strong leadership skills and the ability to drive execution across various teams

• Working knowledge of application security tools  

• Ability to document and track defects as well as produce detailed reports using defect tracking tools 


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.

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