Information Security Engineer in San Jose at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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 254 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 PayPal Information Security Read Team is a specialized unit within Information Security, which consists of a dedicated people who are masters at collaboration and dedicated to excel in the field of Real-World Security Testing. We are focused on learning, innovating and implementing the best practices which fits our business environment. This team works on the latest and greatest PayPal products, which means working on the latest technologies. Many of such projects can be of highly sensitive nature which means trust, honesty and integrity are core to the team and its members. If you are a dynamic, motivated security professional with a passion for Application Security, looking to get your career to new heights, and want to work with some of the greatest minds in the field of Information Security, then we would like you to join our team.

As part of the Red Team, the primary responsibility is to validate vulnerability submissions from Bug Bounty, Data Theorem and WhiteHat, support the end-to-end remediation efforts and verify the remediation fix.

Secondary responsibilities include root cause analysis, reporting and metrics, training and engaging with product development teams to ensure compliance with our security policies and standards.

Job Requirements

•         At least 3 years of development and/or testing experience

•         At least 1 years of  experience in penetration testing of mobile applications

•         Mandatory experience and expertise in Web Application Penetration testing

•         Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques.

•         Experience in penetration testing of firmware, network, devices a plus

•         Knowledge of industry standard security regulations, policies, and procedures for information systems. 

•         Evidence of external presentation skills a plus.

•         Certifications like CISSP, CSSLP a plus

•         Extreme passion for information security work 

•         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

•         Aptitude to quickly learn new environments and technologies.

•         Ability to earn the trust and respect of colleagues both in and outside of the Information Security team.

•         Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and teamwork skills.

•         Demonstrated critical thinking capabilities, especially under pressure 

•         Proven ability to maintain a high level of discretion and personal integrity in the exercise of duties, including the ability to professionally address confidential matters


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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