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Incident Coordinator in Chicago at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/26/2020

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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.

As the Incident Coordinator within Enterprise & Partner Segment Solutions at PayPal, you will create, own, and drive our Incident Management Process across the entire organization. This includes executing playbooks for outages, ensuring teams follow incident protocols, running point on both internal and external incident communication plans, and creating incident documentation. 

Incident Coordinator 

Chicago, IL 


As the Incident Coordinator within Enterprise & Partner Segment Solutions at PayPal, you will create, own, and drive our Incident Management Process across the entire organization. This includes executing playbooks for outages, ensuring teams follow incident protocols, running point on both internal and external incident communication plans, and creating incident documentation.  


You will: 


  • Execute our Incident Management process and policies across the organization, and ensure they are consistently followed 

  • Coordinate internal and external communications during and after incidents 

  • Document after incident Postmortem reflection and actions 

  • Evaluate and report on overall merchant experience 

  • Meet with key stakeholders to understand and identify critical merchant-facing metrics and reporting 

  • Work with application owners to establish SLAs and identify and track recurring issues 

  • Work with application owners to document standardized playbooks for handling common incident scenarios 

  • Work closely with our Site Reliability Engineers to monitor and report on service availability  

  • Collaborate with Site Reliability Engineers in the design of alerting and monitoring dashboards for our Payment Platform 


What we look for in you


  • Exceptional written and verbal communication; your day-to-day involves communicating problems with a wide audience. You should feel confident working with frontline teammates, executives, enterprise merchants, and everyone in between 

  • Coordination; you can confidently navigate multiple communication channels to aggregate information and coordinate collaborative action across an organization 

  • Responsibility and focus; Comfortable with being a single point of contact during an incident. Respecting the responsibility of communicating effectively while maintaining and driving focus on resolution. 

  • Process-driven; you love coming up with a process and finding ways to continuously refine it as business needs change 

  • Flexible; you understand that issues can occur at any point, so availability, particularly during off-hours, is crucial 

  • Data driven problem solver; you interpret metrics to ensure we’re living up to our commitment to merchants. You use this data to proactively seek answers to the unanswered questions. 

  • Organizer extraordinaire; you love using tools to help solve problems, color coding and alphabetizing is your middle name, and taking notes is a favorite past time 

  • Technophile; you feel passionately about technology, you’re routinely the tech resource for your family and friends, and you have a strong desire to continuously learn about technical issues and systems, particularly as it relates to system monitoring and metrics 

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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