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Crypto Key Management Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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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.

The Cryptography Team is responsible for the management and Life-Cycle of PayPal’s critical key material in addition to the design, maintenance and deployment of PayPal’s hardware based cryptographic services.  This includes protecting data at rest and data in flight.  We are seeking a talented, creative, and passionate individual for a challenging opportunity to develop the next generation of cryptographic services.  You will specialize in building high performance environments to support PayPal’s current and future offerings.  You will contribute to the design, development and ongoing support of these services.  As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment pushing the performance bar on modern cryptographic services that are highly scalable, reliable and available.


  • Support key administration duties and participate in crypto key generation ceremonies
  • Deliver highly scalable cryptographic services that will support PayPal’s enormous transaction volumes
  • Participate in the deployment and operational management of hardware-based cryptographic services
  • Develop innovative solutions that not only meet functionality requirements but meet performance, scalability and reliability requirements while adhering to implementation schedules, development principles and product goals
  • Develop scripts and code to enhance testing, automation and operational monitoring of cryptographic services
  • Participate in POC’s that will prototype and evaluate experimental services.
  • Fast prototyping of experimental ideas
  • Strong technical contributor capable or working individually and as part of small teams
  • Good at planning, prioritizing, experimenting, designing and documentation
  • Must be able to independently design and test major features as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex features
  • Help define product requirements, estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, rollout system changes and evaluate product performance.

Required Skills:

  • 3-5 years of security engineering experience in the following areas
    • Key Management
    • Conducting key ceremonies
    • Cryptographic primitives
    • Asymmetric and Symmetric cryptography
    • SafeNet or Thales HSM product lines
    • Public Key Infrastructure
    • SSL/TLS negotiations and Cipher Suites
    • JKS and CAPI/CNG based key stores
    • Contributing to Internal/external audits (PCI, SOX, Etc.)
  • 1-3 years of development and operations experience in the following areas
    • Scripting and coding languages such as Java, C++, PERL, BASH and Python
    • Working knowledge of developing tools for automation, monitoring, logging and alerting
    • Linux or Windows system management skills

Desired Skills

  • Java, C++, PERL, or Python
  • Eclipse
  • Linux or Windows system management skills
  • Splunk
  • RESTful Web Services
  • MongoDB or MySQL
  • Apache or Tomcat
  • Node JS


Bachelor’s degree of equivalent

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.

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