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Data Platform Engineer in Stockholm at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/27/2020

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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 325 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, iZettle became part of the PayPal family. iZettle 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 looking for an experienced Data Engineer to join our Data Platform Team in Stockholm. By joining Data Platform, you will be part of a great team powered by people from different regions of the world and working together on providing the best platform to collect, enrich and expose data for iZettle teams to make smarter and faster data-driven decisions.

A glimpse of what you would get here...

Our core mission consists in developing tools that enable every iZettler to work in a data-driven fashion and pave the way for better understanding our business in order to keep making better decisions systematically leading to better products.

On a broader level, all the solutions we are given to build will eventually affect the everyday life of hundreds of thousands of merchants across the Globe. On a more practical level, we are in charge of designing and maintaining large scale data pipelines and that's part of the challenge we offer you.

Last but not least, In this role you will also get the possibility to actively contribute in identifying, designing, and implementing process improvements: automating manual processes, optimising data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability.

Go where the people speak your language

In Data Platform, we are mainly programming in Java and Python while our Tech stack also includes Kotlin, Airflow, Spark, Beam, BigQuery that is hosted on Google Cloud Platform. The infrastructure is defined in Terraform and we are using both continuous integration and deployment.

With that in mind, here you will get the opportunity to:

  • Play a key role in building a new data pipeline on Google Cloud; 

  • Experiment fearlessly, take responsibilities that energise you, and grow your expertise to the next level;

  • Collaborate with friendly and talented people in a multicultural, diverse, inclusive and autonomous team.

What we are looking for is someone with experience in:

  • Strong software engineering fundamentals and backend development experience;

  • Solid knowledge in an OOP language, preferably Java, Kotlin or Python;

  • SQL and analytical databases such as BigQuery;

  • Data processing frameworks such as Apache Beam;

  • Airflow or other workflow management platforms;

  • Working in cloud environments (GCP or AWS).

The traits you will need to exceed...

  • You are known as a true team player famous for being reliable, curious and bold;

  • You gladly share your knowledge, experience and opinions while understanding and respecting that the last word comes from the team;

  • You make it fun and wouldn't mind playing OpenRA because that’s what we actually do as a team

Sounds like you? Bring your talent to our attention!


If you also believe in financial inclusion, let's take things further! We’d love to hear from you so go on, hit apply and/or let's talk!



We are all for equality for all


Tattoo artists. Dog groomers. Cake bakers. Jewelry makers. You name them - at iZettle - 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. How does that resonate with you? 

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



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