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Backend Engineer • Platform Team in Stockholm - Jakobsbergsgatan at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/4/2021

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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 375 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.

In 2018, Zettle became part of the PayPal family. Zettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Tens of millions of small businesses worldwide are still being underserved by the traditional players. By giving small businesses the tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow, we’re empowering them to reach their full potential. Together with PayPal, we can reach 24 million merchants across the world with more of the affordable tools they need to thrive. Join us in putting an end to the ordinary way the world defines financial freedom.  

As we continue on our quest to democratise financial services, we are on the lookout for an experienced Backend Engineer to join our Backend Platform Team in our Stockholm or Edinburgh offices. To carry out our revolution, we lean on our People while constantly aspiring to welcome even more groundbreakers in our journey. If this intro already sparks your interest, please scroll down and read on... the best is yet to come!

A glimpse of what you would get here:

Part of our Platforms Alliance, our mission is to provide the internal products and capabilities to enable Zettle & PayPal teams to get work done at rapid speed, with great quality and with growth in mind. In this spirit, the Team that we’re building up right now will focus on improving and redesigning our backend systems so that we can continue to grow and reach new levels. 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • Actively contribute and demonstrate modern engineering practices by writing clean, well-tested code. Participate in pair programming, code reviews and provide constructive feedback when needed; 

  • Own and drive improvements of a key backend system with a large data schema by taking small steps and decoupling it to Microservices;

  • Work with our engineering teams in Stockholm and Edinburgh to maintain and improve our internal backend tooling with a focus on high availability, scalability and low latency;

  • Take operational responsibility for the services/systems that are owned by your team, including taking part in on-call rotation;

  • Grow fellow team members by mentoring, cultivating continuous learning and avoid knowledge silos within the team. 

The skills and traits to succeed:

  • A solid background and expertise in software development, preferably in backend development;

  • A deep understanding of system design, distributed systems and migrations;

  • A strong coding skills in at least one general purpose language (Go, Java 8+, Python etc.); 

  • A proven experience in shipping high-quality code that is easy to maintain and scale; 

  • A solid track record in working with Microservices and transforming larger services to this architecture;

  • A good experience with Test-Driven development, Integration testing and containerisation;

  • A genuine passion for what you do and a high interest in growing fellow team members by mentoring, pairing/mobbing on a shared task.

Sounds like you?

Great! Bring your talent to our attention and let's take things further! We’d love to hear from you so go on... Hit apply and/or let's talk!

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We are all for equality for all 

Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewelry makers. You name them - at Zettle - we help them. And to do that well, we need our people to be as unique and diverse as they are. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and together we uphold PayPal’s One Team Behaviour, striving to be a place where everyone can benefit from equal access to professional development, bring their whole self to work and most of all, feel like they belong. 


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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