Java Software Engineer, Risk in Guatemala City at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/15/2019

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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.

Xoom, A PayPal Service, is revolutionizing the global digital money services market by providing people with an easy, convenient and cost-effective means of sending money worldwide. We offer a secure, fast and inexpensive means of sending money, paying bills and topping up prepaid services across multiple digital platforms to both online and offline recipients.

We are looking for a talented Java Software Engineer to help us strengthen our world class risk prevention and mitigation systems in order to successfully combat cyber-crime. In this versatile role, you will be responsible for helping shape the future of mission critical risk systems. You will be collaborating closely with engineering, product and operations to design and develop features for our highly complex and heavily distributed risk environment.


Design, implement, and maintain business-critical risk systems
Work with a variety of stakeholders across the whole business to ensure that our systems meet our reliability, accuracy, and performance goals
Deliver software development tasks efficiently and with high quality
Identify and fix performance, scalability, and other issues in a time-critical environment


  • 2+ years of professional Java experience with emphasis on core Java API and open source packages
  • Solid multi-threaded programming experience
  • Solid object-oriented design and programming background
  • Functional programming knowledge
  • Experience with noSQL solutions e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic Search, Hadoop Neo4J, Redis
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and REST based web service development. Sound API design and knowledge of HTTP principles is vital
  • Experience with Spring framework
  • Hands-on experience with SQL, JSON and XML
  • Knowledge of message brokers like RabbitMQ
  • Proficient working on UNIX systems
  • Ability to turn requirements into successful technical solutions
  • Logical thinker with sound analytical skills
  • Passion for developing code by writing effective mock, unit and integration tests
  • Good understanding of open source frameworks and when to use them and when not to use them
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the organization
  • Experience in troubleshooting applications using Unix tools, Splunk and common sense
  • Eager to search and explore new libraries and technologies as opposed to reinventing the wheel
  • Relentless attention to detail


    B.S. in Engineering

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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