Full-Stack Software Engineer in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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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 286 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.

Developer Experience (DPX) teams develop technology engines and services that helps power PayPal’s business. We deliver a secure, seamlessly scalable, exceptionally efficient, highly reliable infrastructure and services platform in a hybrid cloud environment. Thousands of PayPal developers build and run hundreds of applications processing billions of calls daily with high availability and reliability on our products. As a team, we are active in the open source community, are proud of our systems knowledge, technology breadth, and intellectual curiosity. We are driven to empower PayPal developers in the best way possible.

PayPal's DPX Framework and Messaging Team (FMT) is looking for talented Full-Stack engineer in Austin to help guide the delivery of a unified configuration authoring and delivery platform. We want people who thrive on satisfying customer needs and who have a passion for creating exceptional technologies. 

As a senior software engineer, you will closely interact with Product Owners and your Engineering Peers in building new configuration management capabilities and improving existing products, developing robust software solutions and scalable products for PayPal’s framework/Configuration platform. You’ll make architectural decisions, estimate engineering efforts, prioritize projects, plan implementations, production deployments and triage production issues. You need to be dynamic, collaborative and curious, as you’ll work in a fast-paced environment where continuous experimentation and innovation are a given.


Own and drive the Design, development, and testing of features delivered as applications and/or services.
Ability to go in-depth on the technology stack, across different technologies to understand end-2-end system workflow.
Actively participate in code reviews to attain the highest standards
Mentoring team members to follow best practices
Evangelize and drive tools and technology choices at PayPal
Drive teams to follow clean code principles
Collaborating with peers and leads both within the team and across the organization.
Working with scrum teams and product managers using agile methodologies to deliver high-quality solutions on time.
Working with operations teams to ensure applications and services are highly available, scalable and reliable.
Supporting applications and/or services as and when required in all time zones.


5 plus years’ experience developing in one or more of the below mentioned development stacks
    ⁃    Expertise in large distributed systems using Java, C, C++, Go or Scala.
    ⁃    Experience developing in Spring Framework, Spring Integration, ReST, RxJava.
    ⁃    Experience using JavaScript frameworks such as NodeJS, Reacts/Angular.js.
    •    Proficient in back-end development using Java EE technologies (e.g. Java language, application servers, servlet containers, JMS, JPA, etc.).
    •    Strong OOP skills, with the ability to analyze requirements and transform into scalable software designs.
    •    Experience with HTTP, REST API's and competent designing and building web services/microservices in a commercial setting.
    •    Familiar and comfortable with the technologies, the tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
    •    Cognizant of SQL and other/NoSQL/modern database and storage technologies. Desired understanding of Oracle, JDBC and ORM frameworks (e.g. Hibernate).
    •    Experience with Design Patterns, MVC and frameworks (e.g. Spring).
    •    Competent in design/implementation for reliability, availability, scalability, and performance.
    •    Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You have a bias towards action and results
    •    Competent in software engineering tools (e.g. Java build tools), Unix based systems and best practices (e.g. unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, etc.).
    •    Ability to adapt to new development environments, changing business requirements and learning new systems/technologies
    •    Good team player, able to effectively work across multiple teams on solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements in a fast-paced environment

Basic Qualifications:
    •    Minimum of 4+ years of software development experience.
    •    BS or higher Computer Science/Engineering or related technical discipline (or equivalent experience    

Preferred Qualifications:
    •    Experience with containerization using Docker
    •    Cloud experience with private and/or public cloud such as GCP or AWS.
    •    Message broker and streaming services like ActiveMQ and Apache Kafka
    •    Experience working in Agile SCRUM teams.
    •    Working knowledge on any one of these scalable clusters: Mesos/kubernetes/docker swarm.
    •    Experience in at least one dynamic language such as Perl, Python or Ruby.

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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